All electrical installations, including power limited system installations defined by the National Electrical Code Special Occupancies, articles 500 through 517, with a value of five hundred dollars or more, must have an electrical wiring certificate submitted by the master, class B, or power limited electrician supervising the installation on a form prescribed by the board. A project with multiple address locations requires an electrical wiring certificate for each location.
Before work commences on any electrical installation when:
The master, class B, or power limited electrician supervising such installation shall submit an electrical wiring certificate and distribute as follows:
a. A startup copy of the certificate must be submitted to the board and a copy to the power company before work is commenced and before an electrical installation may be energized.
b. Within fifteen days of completion, use, or occupancy, whichever is first, the final paperwork shall be submitted to the office of the board, along with the proper fee. The wiring certificate must be completed with the location and a proper description of work completed.
c. A copy must be retained by the master, class B, or power limited electrician.
d. A copy must be left in or on the panel or given to the owner.
Certificates with job cost of twenty thousand dollars or less are valid twelve months from the original filing date. A new wiring certificate must be filed on all unfinished work.
E-certs are available upon request and submission of an application from any master, class B, or power limited electrician holding a proper current license from the board. Electrical (paper) wiring certificates are available until August 31, 2020 or the effective date of the 2020 Laws, Rules & Wiring Standards. The master, class B, or power limited electrician is responsible for all certificates issued to and by that person. A charge of twenty-five dollars to cover board costs must be assessed on each lost electrical paper wiring certificate issued to any master, class B, or power limited electrician, unless returned to the board.
Property owners who are self-wiring or doing their own electrical work shall contact your local electrical inspector (see Contact Us) and comply with the following before any electrical work commences:
a. Notify the board office of intent to self-wire.
b. Must own and occupy the residential property or farmstead where the electrical work will be done.
c. Review plans or drawings depicting wiring to be done with the local electrical inspector.
d. Inspection fees will be calculated as stated in this section with a minimum of fifty dollars.
e. Certification and inspection are required as stated in this section.