Code Update Courses

Online Code Update – Free for Local 103 Members!

Click HERE to access online code update courses.
*You will need to create an account the first time you access it.

Important:

  • Have  your Union Card Number handy, it will be needed for registration.
  • Disable your pop-up blocker by following the instructions Here.
  • After clicking “Launch this Content” the course will automatically play, turn up your volume.
  • Before you begin, have your Union Card Number handy and The Course will automatically play, turn up your volume.
  • When ready to close the course, simply “x” out of the window. Your progress auto-saves.
  • Your certificate of completion will automatically be emailed to you upon completion of the course.

Code Books are available for pick-up at the Union Hall in Dorchester and the Woburn office.

If you need assistance, contact the Support Department at M.E.P. Con. Ed., LLC:  508-746-3724 or support@mepconed.com

Click Here for a printable version of the registration instructions.


The 2020 Mass Amendments are available by clicking Here
The 237 Commonwealth of Mass Regulations are available by clicking Here


Online Code Update Frequently Asked Questions:

What if I do not want to do my code update online?

You have until July 31, 2022 to complete the mandatory continuing education required for MA license renewal.  You may wait until later in the cycle to see if in-person classes resume. We expect in person code update classes to resume when the Governor’s re-opening plan allows for indoor assembly of people to safely resume.

Or you could opt to take a course with another provider at your own expense.
Please click Here to view a list of Massachusetts code update providers.
Please click Here to view a list of New Hampshire code update providers.

How long is the online code update course?

You have 15 hours of class to complete, over a period of three months from the date of registration. The deadline for completing the Continuing Education for License renewal is July 31, 2022.

How can I do the additional 6-hours?

A 6-Hour course is available upon registering.
237 CMR 17:01 Continuing Education Requirement: (c) Of the required 21 clock hours, six clock hours shall be in areas chosen by the licensee for professional development in the subjects of Electrical Code, business, law, first aid, safety, Building Code, and related topics. Said instruction need not be offered by a Board approved Provider.

Is there a test during the class?

There are 5-10 questions at the end of each module. They are multiple-choice and it is non-fail. If you get a question wrong, you may retry to answer correctly.

Does the class cover NH licenses?

NH Licensees will need to complete one brief additional module to meet the requirements for NH. If you have a NH license and do not see the NH module in your account after logging in, please contact the Support Department at M.E.P. Con. Ed., LLC 508-746-3724 or support@mepconed.com

Does the class cover Systems Technician & Systems Contractor Licenses?

The Board of State Examiners of Electricians has not approved C& D Licenses for online continuing education. If and when that becomes approved, we will offer an online course for those licenses.

What if I am retired and don’t have a Union Card Number?

Your Union Card Number is the same when you are retired as when you were an active member. If you can’t remember it – contact the Financial Office at 617-436-5150.

What do I need to do upon finishing the class?

As long as you filled out your Certificate information (your electrical license numbers) with the appropriate license # and letter classification, your course hours will automatically be submitted on your behalf. You will need to wait until the year 2022 to pay for your license renewal.

Is the operation of the online course easy for individuals not used to using computers?

YES! Once you have completed the registration process the course is fully geared towards ease-of-use. The auto-play, auto-save, fully narrated course allows for simple login and resume of course play with a few button clicks. The course can be completed over time, allowing users to login and logout as often as they wish. The course is also fully compatible with computers, tablets and smart phones. Also, there is phone and email support for anyone who may be having issues or unsure of the process.

When do I have to do my code update?

The deadline to complete the required continuing education for MASSACHUSETTS licenses is July 31, 2022.

The deadline to complete the required continuing education for NEW HAMPSHIRE licenses is June 30, 2021. (the NH deadline was extended from December 31, 2020 due to the pandemic.) Please visit the NH Board of Electricians website for more info on NH renewals; https://www.oplc.nh.gov/electricians/-board


Electrical Business License Information

The MA Electrical Board (BSEE) has issued every electrical and systems business entity a new “A1” business license number in accordance with 237 CMR 16.03. This license will need to be renewed along with your master contractor license in 2022 and every three years thereafter. The fee for this new license is the same as a master license renewal. The BSEE has not set a date for when company vehicles and advertising must reflect the business license number in lieu of the master license number. We will continue to keep you posted on changes and news updates.

If you received an electrical business license in the mail, click Here to read the Frequently Asked Questions List issued by the Board of State Examiners of Electricians.