Who is the governing agency?
North Dakota State Electrical Board
P.O. Box 857
Bismarck, ND 58502
Fax: (701) 328-9524
What are the initial requirements for a low voltage license in North Dakota?
Every person, partnership, company, corporation, limited liability company, or association that undertakes or offers to undertake with another to plan, lay out, supervise, install, make additions, make alterations, or make repairs, in the installation of wiring, apparatus, or equipment for electric light, heat, or power, shall apply to the board for a license.
Qualifications for Electrician Licensing:
A Master electrician shall have at least one year’s experience working as a licensed journeyman electrician under the supervision of a contracting master electrician or master of record.
There are three categories of master electricians, which are as follows:
– A contracting master is a person responsible to adhere to all rules and laws of the North Dakota wiring standards and has shown proof of liability insurance and contributed to the undertaking fund.
– A master of record is a person responsible to adhere to all rules and laws of the North Dakota wiring standards for the partnership, company, corporation, limited liability company, or association and has shown proof of liability insurance that the master of record is covered by the organization and has contributed to the undertaking fund. The master of record is not allowed to work on other property other than property owned or leased by the organization.
– A noncontracting master is a person responsible to adhere to all rules and laws of the North Dakota wiring standards and has the same responsibility as a journeyman electrician. Electrical work shall be done under the supervision of a contracting master or master of record.
A Journeyman electrician shall have eight thousand (8,000) hours experience, which experience may not be obtained in less than three years, registered as an apprentice electrician (of which up to three thousand hours may apply under the qualifications of a class B electrician) under the supervision of a contracting master or master of record licensed electrician in an area where electrical construction work is done in the jurisdiction regulating similar licensing and inspection rules of the state of North Dakota, and successfully completed apprentice electrician training. Two thousand hours credit may be granted for a graduate of a two-year electrical school approved by the state electrical board. Practical experience shall consist of a minimum of four thousand hours and a maximum of eight thousand hours credit may be granted for wiring for an installing electrical wiring, apparatus and equipment.
The person shall have the necessary qualifications, training, and technical knowledge to wire, install, and repair electrical apparatus and equipment in accordance with the standard rules and regulations of the National Electrical Code.
A class B electrician shall have completed three thousand hours experience in farmstead or residential wiring, in one-family or two- family dwellings, under the supervision of a master or class B electrician. Commercial wiring experience will not be credited for experience toward a class B license. One thousand hours credit will be granted for a graduate of a two-year electrical school approved by the state electrical board.
For additional and up to date information, always verify your licensing requirements via the States website.
What are the continuing education requirements for Electricians?
No master, journeyman, or class B electrician license will be renewed unless proof of eight continuing education hours have been submitted, of which a minimum of fifty percent of the hours must be based on the 2017 edition, National Electrical Code. The remaining credits must be subjects related to the electrical industry. Approval of the course curriculum is required by the board.
Eight (8) hours of continuing education are required to renew a license each year.
Hours are not approved for State required CEs.
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