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Chapter 2. California Apprenticeship Council
Subchapter 4. Electrician Certification

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§291.2. Application for Certification and Examination



(a) Any individual desiring to be certified as set forth in Section 291.0 must submit an application for certification and examination as set forth herein. The application and all information and attachments shall be submitted under penalty of perjury, and accompanied by all applicable fees as set forth herein. No application will be accepted for processing by the DAS unless accompanied by all required fees as set forth in Section 292.0 herein.

(b) Applications may be obtained from any District Office for the DAS, or from the DAS website at www.dir.ca.gov/das, and shall be filed by mailing the completed application to the following address:

 
DIVISION OF APPRENTICESHIP STANDARDS
ATTN: ELECTRICIAN CERTIFICATION UNIT
P.O BOX 420603                      
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94142-0603        
 
 
(c) The application shall include:

  (1) Type of certification desired.  


  (2) Full name of the applicant and any other names the applicant has used to work as an electrician within five years previous to the date of the application.  


  (3) Date of Birth and Driver's license or state identification card number.  


  (4) Mailing Address.  


  (5) Telephone Number (Day and Evening).  


  (6) Request for Spanish language examination if applicable.  


(d) The applicant shall submit proof of experience as required under Section 291.1 with the application. Except as provided in subsections (f) and (g), only applicants who have the required experience are eligible to take the certification examination.

(e) Within 30 days of the receipt of an application, the DAS shall inform the applicant in writing whether the applicant is eligible to take the certification examination, or whether the application is deficient or the applicant has not submitted sufficient proof of experience to take the certification examination.

If the applicant is eligible to take the certification examination, the DAS shall provide the applicant with information about taking the examination. If the applicant does not take the examination within one year after being notified by DAS of eligibility to take the examination, the applicant must submit a new application to DAS and pay the required application and testing fee again.

If the application is deficient or the applicant has not submitted sufficient proof of experience, the DAS shall return the application materials and refund all fees to the applicant. The DAS shall advise the applicant of the information or documentation required and why the proof of experience is insufficient. The applicant may submit a new application and pay the required application and testing fees.

(f) A registered apprentice performing electrical work as part of an apprenticeship program approved under Labor Code sec. 3070 et seq., a federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training program, or a state apprenticeship program authorized by the federal Bureau of Apprenticeship Training, who is within one year of completion of the apprenticeship term, is eligible to take the certification examination. Upon passing the examination, the apprentice shall be certified immediately upon completion of the term of apprenticeship.

(g) An Electrician Trainee is eligible to test for certification upon completing the Approved Curriculum for the classification for which certification is sought. The Electrician Trainee must submit proof of completion of the Approved Curriculum with the application and pay the required application and testing fees. The Electrician Trainee shall not be certified until he or she passes the examination and submits proof of experience for the classification for which certification is sought as required under Section 291.1. The Electrician Trainee Registrant must renew registration to continue as an Electrician Trainee Registrant until certified.


     Note: Authority cited: Sections 3099 and 3099.4, Labor Code. References: Sections 3099-3099.4, Labor Code.  


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

2. Amendment of subsections (b), (c)(6) and (d), repealer and new subsection (e), new subsections (f) and (g) and amendment of Note filed 2-9-2006; operative 3-11-2006 (Register 2006, No. 6).

3. Editorial correction adding subsection (e) designator (Register 2006, No.16).

4. Amendment of subsection (g) filed 7-18-2008; operative 8-17-2008 (Register2008, No. 29).


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