Frangipane's Continuing Education



Educating Electricians for over 30 years

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Meet the instructors:

Bob Frangipane:

Bob has been an electical inspector and instructor for over 30 years.(Certified instuctor number 19)
During his time he has inspected many towns in Bergen, Passaic, and Essex counties.
After serving Lyndhurst and North Arlington part-time and Passaic as the full-time Electrical Sub-Code Official for 25 years, he has retired from the inspection business.
The electrical industry isnt just a job for Bob its a passion.
President of the municipal electrical inspectors for 5 years and his membership with the NJECA, is an example of dedication to the industry.
Bob designed a contractor exam prep course which has helped electricans obtain their electrical contractor license for past 35 years. He was issued sponsor number 1 by the state to administer C.E.U.'s  classes  and was the first instructor to offer a CEU class in New Jersey. Bob's created a flexable Continuing Education program which gives contractors the option of week night or weekend classes. 

Tom Valeo:

Electrical Sub-Code Official for Union City, North Arlington, and Wallington. Construction Official, Certified Instructor number 179, sponsor number 33.
Instructing with Bob since 2002.
Donald Frangipane:
Facilities Director for the Neptune Schools, Licensed Electrical Inspector, Construction Official, Certified Instructor number 499
Instructing with Bob since 2004.

License requirements:
Refer to Board of Examiners web site-

Continuing Education requirements for License Renewal:
Completion of the 10 hour update course.
Completion of a minimum 24 hours of state approved seminars.

For more information visit the board of examiners of electrical contracts web site.

For information and requirements to take the Electrical Contractors Exam, you can visit Experior's web site (Experior is the company which administers the exam).

Directions to facilities:
Quality INN
Route 17 in Lyndhurst NJ 07071

Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
Important Advisory
Meeting Your Continuing Education Requirements - Who, How Many & When?

CE Requirement For New Licensees: As per N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7 (b)2, Licensees shall not be required to complete the continuing education requirements for the triennial registration period in which they initially received licensure. That means those who initially received their Electrical Contractor's License during the triennial period of April 1st, 2015 through March 31st, 2018, WILL NOT be required to complete the 34 hours of continuing education (9 hrs Code, 1 hr Law∗ & 24 hrs of Board approved, trade related courses/seminars) required when a licensee renews his/her license for the triennial renewal period of 2018 to 2021.

CE Requirement For All Other Active Licensees- Newly Adopted Continuing Education Rules & Regulations: In 2002, Continuing Education Rules & Regulations were adopted, N.J.A.C. 13:31-1.7, Continuing education requirements. These new regulations mandate additional Continuing Education hours when a Licensee renews his/her License in 2015, for the Triennial Renewal Period of 2018 - 2021. That means that prior to renewing his/her License in 2018, a Licensee must complete a total of 34 hours of Continuing Education which includes 9 hours of Code and 1 hour of Law∗, as is currently required, and 24 additional hours of Board approved, trade related courses/seminars. An overall total of 34 Continuing Education Hours will be required for a Licensee's Renewal in 2018 which means a Licensee should complete this requirement well in advance of his/her renewal (during the 2015-2018 License Period).

∗NOTE: The 10 hours of Code & Law required for the 2018-2021 triennial renewal must be based on the 2014 Code (NEC) and is generally taught after January 2017.

Questions related to this Advisory can be addressed by calling the Board Office.

New Code adoption procedure. "Grace Period"

Once a new code is adopted by the state, there is a 6 month grace period in which all permits, taken out 6 month after the new code adoption, still fall under the previous code.

N.J adopts 2014 N.E.C on March 21st 2015.
All permits that were received by the building department before March 21st will be reviewed and inspected under the 2011 N.E.C. If you took out a permit on March 20th and the project took 1 year to complete (calling for final inspection in April 2016), the inspector would look for compliance under the 2011 code.

N.J adopts 2014 N.E.C on March 21st 2015.
You take out a permit anytime between March 21st and September 21st. You can still use the 2011 NEC for that project.
*As per the DCA, you must make a note on your permit application stating you want to use the 2011 NEC when applying during the grace period. If you do not notify the sub code official, it will be reviewed and inspected under the new code.

All permits taken out after September 21st fall under the 2014 N.E.C. until next code change.