“Apprentice electrician” means a person learning the trade under the personal supervision of a state-licensed electrician.
According to ND Century Code 43-09-11, 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 approved by the 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.
Successfully completed at least two years of electrical school approved by the 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. The board may determine equivalent hours of education that may be applied as a credit against the eight thousand hours’ experience requirement under this paragraph.
Registration is required within 6 months of employment.
Any person over sixteen years of age may work as an apprentice under a licensed master or class B electrician, but the master or class B electrician shall 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. It is the responsibility of the master or class B to ensure all employees who are or will be performing electrical work for that electrical contractor either be licensed electricians or registered apprentices with the board.
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.