Apprenticeship Information & Registration:
“Apprentice electrician” means a person learning the trade under the personal supervision of a state-licensed electrician.
- Application for Apprentice Registration - New Form as of 9/13/13
There are two categories of apprentice electrician training.
a. Apprentice electricians who have successfully completed the
b. Apprentice electricians who have successfully completed at least two years of electrical school approved by the state electrical board or five hundred seventy six hours of training classes recognized by the
c. An apprentice electrician who has not successfully completed training as stated in subdivision a or b is required to be registered with the state electrical board, but is not eligible to take the journeyman or class B license examination. If the person receives a license from another state based on the verification that the majority of practical experience was obtained in the state of
Registration is required within 6 months of employment. Any person may work as an apprentice under a licensed master or class B electrician, but the master or class B electrician may not allow an apprentice to work on any installation without direct constant supervision by a North Dakota licensed electrician working with the apprentice at the worksite. Licensed electricians may supervise not more than three apprentices.
Apprentices Registered After January 31, 2008:
Completion guidelines to follow for working towards a Journeyman license:
→ 1st Year - 2,000 employment hours and 144 hours of related training.
→ 2nd Year - 4,000 employment hours and 288 hours of related training.
→ 3rd Year - 6,000 employment hours and 432 hours of related training.
→ 4th Year - 8,000 employment hours and 576 hours of related training.
** Credit of 2,000 hours may be granted if successful completion of a board-approved institution of higher education is approved.
More information can be found at http://www.workforce.nd.gov/programs/apprenticeship/.
When an apprentice electrician is found to be doing electrical work not under the direct supervision of a licensed electrician, an investigative fee may be charged to cover the costs incurred by the board. Costs are to be calculated at a rate of fifty dollars per hour and mileage rates currently allowed by North Dakota Century Code section 54-06-09 per mile of travel.
Any master or class B electrician who fails or refuses to comply with this section or who fails or refuses to comply or demonstrate compliance with this section at the request of the board or its representative shall subject that person's license to non-renewal, suspension, or revocation by the board.