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
According to ND Century Code 43-09-11 and ND Rule 24-02-01-02, any person registering as an apprentice electrician after January 31, 2008 is required to have related training consisting of one the following:
- Successfully completed five hundred seventy six (576) hours of training classes recognized by the United States department of labor office of apprenticeship and completed eight thousand (8,000) hours’ experience in installing and repairing electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment; which experience may not be obtained in less than three years.
- Successfully completed at least two years of electrical school approved by the state electrical board and completed eight thousand (8,000) hours’ experience in installing and repairing electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment; which experience may not be obtained in less than three years.
For your information, we have provided you with the following list of training providers. Please keep in mind that this is not an inclusive list and will be updated as training providers are approved by the United States department of labor office of apprenticeship in North Dakota.
Dakota Area Wide JATC
2901 1st Avenue N
Fargo, ND 58103
NDSCS - Outreach Program
800 6th Street N
Wahpeton, ND 58076
Contact: Russ Karlgaard
Independent Electrical Contractors
PO Box 1071
Pierre, SD 57501
Contact: Pam Fuhrer
More information can be found at http://www.workforce.nd.gov/youthcareers/Apprenticeship/StudentsWantingApprenticeship/
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.
Electrical contractors shall maintain records of all employees who are or will be performing electrical work for that electrical contractor and shall permit the electrical board to examine and copy all such records as required by this section.
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.