Renewal Process

Your continuing education credits may be completed at any time. The only restriction is when you are allowed to submit your certificate of completion to the state for renewal. About 30-45 days prior to your license expiration date, the state will send you a renewal form. At this time, you may submit your continuing education certificate to the state for renewal.

  • If you have misplaced your renewal form, or you are within the 30 day window and have not received it from the state, you may request a new one here. link opens in new window:
  • If your license has expired, you have a year grace period in which you may renew your license without penalty. In this time, your license is considered expired and cannot be used until renewed. After the year grace period, you will need to retake the state exam to get your license back.
  • There are two ways to submit to the state; electronically or via standard mail. Your renewal form will have instructions on how to do both.


Recent changes to Massachusetts Hoisting Continuing Education requirements were announced November 2016. Now, continuing education requires:

  • regulatory training (law) to be completed once
  • equipment specific training to be completed for each grade of license

The following grades require 2-hours of regulatory training (law) and 2-hours of equipment specific:

  • 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3A

The following grades require 1-hours of regulatory training (law) and 1-hours of equipment specific:

  • 1D, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G

For example, if you hold a 2A, 4G license, you will need to complete 5 hours of continuing education:

  • 2-Hours regulatory training (which covers both 2A and 4G requirement)
  • 2-Hours equipment specific for 2A
  • 1-Hours equipment specific for 4G