Internal Error Messages

Questions and Answers to Navigating in the CECA Code Course Continuing Education Site

Technical Navigation Frequently Asked Questions


I get an “Internal server error HTTP 500”?

Sometimes this might be a wrong key stroke or the server is running slowly. Right click your mouse on the light teal colored space on the left hand of the screen and select “Refresh”. This will reload the page and in most cases you will receive the page as requested. If the first step above refreshing your page does not work, then it might be a compatibility issue with your operating system, added software on your computer and the browser. Microsoft Vista is usually one of the problems.

Listed below are steps to remove this problem:
1. First try to update the version of your browser:
Internet Explorer


2. If step 1 does not solve the 500 Internal Error, then try installing another browser. For instance, If you use Internet Explorer, install Firefox as an additional browser. After you have installed it on your computer, use that to access this web site. That should resolve the problem.

If you continue to receive these “HTTP ERRORS” contact us using our online form

The NEC test for Virginia meets the requirements of the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The test for VA is good for 3 credit hours, which satisfies the Virginia requirement of 3 credit hours during the two year term of the license. Hours can not be banked for Virginia licensing.What are the new continuing education requirements for the NCBEEC? While the requirement is still that each licensee must have 8 hours of continuing education, starting in July 1 2008 the new annual requirement is that 4 of the hours must be obtained from a classroom setting and the other 4 hours may be obtained by several means including tests (online and paper form). CECA presently offers testing in paper form and online form. CECA offers classroom sessions as well. Please check our Association web site at for updates on classroom sessions.

CECA also offers additional free classroom sessions to CECA Members. If you are interested in membership please either contact the CECA office or click here for the member application.

These courses are not sponsored by the NC Electrical Licensing Board or the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation.