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Chapter 2. California Apprenticeship Council
Subchapter 4. Electrician Certification

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§291.1. Eligibility for Certification


(a) In order to be certified, an applicant must have the required experience as set forth herein, and pass a certification examination under Section 291.3. An applicant must provide proof of experience which may be done by showing:

  (1) successful completion of an apprenticeship program approved by the California Apprenticeship Council, the federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, or a state apprenticeship council authorized by the federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training to approve apprenticeship programs, in the classification for which certification is sought; or  


  (2) on-the-job experience, as follows:  


  General Electrician: 8000 hours of work for a C-10 electrical contractor installing, constructing or maintaining electrical systems covered by the National Electrical Code. The 8000 hours must consist of work in two or more of the following areas, and the maximum number of hours in a particular area that may be counted toward the 8000 hour total are as follows:  


  Stock room and Material handling - 300 hours  


  Residential Wiring - 3000 hours  


  Commercial Wiring - 6000 hours  


  Industrial Wiring - 6000 hours  


  Voice Data and Video installation - 1500 hours  


  Underground Conduit installation - 750 hours  


  Troubleshooting and Maintenance - 1500 hours  


  Finish Work and fixtures - 600 hours  


  Fire/Life Safety, Nurse call - 600 hours  


  Residential Electrician: 4800 hours of work for a C-10 electrical contractor installing, constructing, or maintaining electrical systems covered by the National Electric Code. The 4800 hours must consist of work in one or more of the following areas, and the maximum number of hours in a particular area that may be counted toward the 4800 hour total are as follows:  


  Stock room and material handling - 300 hours  


  Residential Wiring - 4800 hours  


  Voice Data and Video installation - 150 hours  


  Underground Conduit installation - 300 hours  


  Troubleshooting and Maintenance - 600 hours  


  Finish work and fixture - 600 hours  


  Fire/Life Safety - 300 hours  


  Voice Data Video Technician: 4000 hours of work for a C-10 electrical contractor installing, constructing or maintaining any system that falls within the scope of National Electrical Code, Articles 725, 770 (non-composite cables only), 800 (non-hybrid cables only), 810 and 820. The 4000 hours must consist of work in one or more of the following areas, and the maximum number of hours in a particular area that may be counted toward the 4000 hour total are as follows:  


  Stock room and material handling - 300 hours  


  Installations, including wire pulling, terminations, control panels devices and finish work - 4000 hours  


  Troubleshooting and Maintenance - 750 hours  


  Trade Specific training related to Voice, Data, Video - 300 hours  


  Fire/Life Safety Technician: 4000 hours of work for a C-10 electrical contractor, involving the installation, construction or maintenance of systems as covered in Article 760 of the National Electrical Code. The 4000 hours must consist of work in one or more of the following areas, and the maximum number of hours in a particular area that may be counted toward the 4000 hour total are as follows:  


  Stock room and material handling - 300 hours  


  Installations, including wire pulling, terminations, control panels devices and finish work - 4000 hours  


  Troubleshooting and Maintenance - 750 hours  


  Nurse Call systems - 300 hours  


  Proprietary systems training related to Fire/Life Safety - 300 hours  


  The experience requirement for Fire/Life Safety Technician may also be satisfied by proof of NICET certification in Fire Alarm Systems at Level II or above. Nonresidential Lighting Technician: 2,000 hours of work installing, repairing and maintaining nonresidential lighting while employed by a C-10 electrical contractor engaged in the business of nonresidential lighting maintenance and retrofit installations. The 2,000 hours must consist of work in one or more of the following areas, and the maximum number of hours in a particular area that may be counted towards the 2,000 hour total are as follows:  


  Stockroom and material handling - 150 hours  


  Maintenance of lighting fixtures - 1750 hours  


  Installation of retrofit fixtures - 1500 hours  


  Trouble shooting and repairing - 500 hours  


(b) Where an applicant holds a license as an electrician in another state and it is determined by the Chief DAS that the requirements for experience to hold a license in that state are comparable to the requirements of Section 291.1(a)(1) or Section 291.1(a)(2), the Chief may deem the applicant to have the required experience for certification.

(c) Where the applicant can show other experience, including military experience or relevant work for a low voltage systems contractor holding a C-7 license, the applicant may apply to the Chief DAS for credit toward some or all of the experience required under Section 291.1(a)(2) The Chief DAS may grant credit if the Chief determines that the experience is comparable to experience for which credit would be granted under Section 291.1(a)(1) or Section 291.1(a)(2).


     Note: Authority cited: Section 3099, Labor Code. References: Sections 3099 and 3099.2, Labor Code.  


 HISTORY 
   
1. New section filed 7-30-2002; operative 8-29-2002 (Register 2002, No. 31).

2. Amendment filed 2-9-2006; operative 3-11-2006 (Register 2006, No. 6).

3. Amendment of subsection (a)(2) and Note filed 7-18-2008; operative 8-17-2008 (Register 2008, No. 29).

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