Education Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know which class to take?
A: The type of class you should take depends on which type of electrical license you have. We recommend that you identify your state requirements before registering for a class.
Q: What is the difference between a licensed and an unlicensed class? Are they worth the same amount of credits?
A: Licensed classes are designed for certified electrical license holders, such as Journeyworker, Master and/or Maintenance electricians. 2-hour online licensed classes are worth 2 credits.
Unlicensed classes are designed for registered electricians who do NOT have a Journeyworker, Master and/or Maintenance license. 2-hour online unlicensed classes are worth 2 credits.
Licensed electricians may attend an Unlicensed class for credit, and Unlicensed workers may attend a Licensed class for credit. The amount of credits are the same no matter which type of license you hold.
Q: How do I register for a class?
A: There are two ways you can register for a class:
• Phone: (612) 827-6117 / (800) 829-6117 (M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm).
Q: Do I need my own email address?
A: All information regarding this class, including directions on attending, the class invitation and your course certificate will be sent to the email address you provide upon registration. You may sign up with any email address but must have access to the account that was used at the time of registration to receive important information.
Q: I am an MEA member but the member rate is not available on my account when I register. What should I do?
A: We recommend that you call our office at (612) 827-6117 / (800) 829-6117 (M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm) so that we can verify your membership. After your membership has been verified, you will be able to log back in and complete your order at the member rate.
Q: I registered for a class but haven't received a confirmation email yet.
A: Orders placed online are processed immediately. If you have not received any communication from us after registering for a class, please contact our office at (800) 829-6117 (M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm). Class invitations with login details and technology requirements for online classes are sent to each student the day prior to morning classes, and the same day for evening classes.
Q: I am registered for a class. How will I join on the day of the class?
A: Class invitations with login details and technology requirements for online classes are sent to each student the day prior to morning classes, and the same day for evening classes. Please watch your email for this information and contact us if you have any questions or concerns. (612) 827-6117 / (800) 829-6117 (M-F 8:00am-4:00pm). We recommend logging into class 1/2 hour before the class begins to make sure your equipment is functioning properly.
Q: Do I need the NEC Code Book for the class?
A: While the NEC Code Book is not required, it is highly recommended as there may be several instances throughout the class where you may want to reference the code book or take notes. If you would like more information on purchasing a code book, please visit our Products Page or call us at (612) 827-6117 / (800) 829-6117 (M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm).
Q: Do I get a certificate for each class?
A: Certificates are sent to all participants after each class session via email. Your certificate should arrive within 10 business days of the class. If you do not receive your certificate, call (612) 827-6117 / (800) 829-6117 (M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm) to request a copy of your certificate.
Q: How do I obtain credit for each class
A: The following criteria must be met in order to obtain CE credits
Online: You must attend for the entirety of the course in order to receive credit. Students are expected to participate during class, answer poll/quiz questions and provide your license number and signature on the electronic roster posted by the instructor.
Classroom: You are expected to attend for the entirety of the course in order to receive credit. Students must participate during class, complete worksheets and quizzes and provide your license number and signature on the paper roster provided by the instructor.
*If criteria to earn credits are not met, you will be notified by the association.
Q: How do I obtain IACET CEU's
A: The Electrical Association is an accredited provider of IACET CEU's. If you are interested in obtaining IACET CEU's please contact our office (612) 827-6117 / (800) 829-6117 (M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm) or email [email protected]
for more details.
If IACET CEU's are needed - a valid drivers license is required to be shown to the Educational Instructor prior to the beginning of the course and you must write the last four of your social security number on the course roster for learner verification purposes. Users must attend entirety of course, complete poll's and quizzes with a score of 70% or higher and complete the course evaluation.
Q: How do class credit hours get reported to the states?
A: All students requested credit must provide their license number and signature on the roster presented by the Educational Instructor at the time of class. We will report earned credits to all states in which we have course approval. Please verify that the course you are attending is approved for your credit towards your license. Course approval information is listed on our website under each class. Be sure to notify the instructor when you sign into the class if you have a license other than MN. If you have specific questions regarding course approval or credit reporting, please contact our office at (612) 827-6117 / (800) 829-6117 (M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm).
Q: What are the technology requirements needed to attend an online class?
A: Online Class Technology Requirements
Please note: Windows XP and Mac OS X 10.6 are not supported by WebEx. In the technology Requirements document above, you can test your equipment or call us at 612.827.6117 prior to your class.
Q: What if I have to cancel or reschedule a class?
A: Call (612) 827-6117 / (800) 829-6117 (M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm) to cancel or reschedule the class. Transfer and cancelation requests within 24 hours after the scheduled may inquire a transfer or cancellation fee of $25.