Apprenticeship Information & Registration:
Apprentice electrician means a person learning the trade under the personal supervision of a state-licensed electrician.
- Registration is required within 6 months of employment.
- Apprentice registrations expire each year on January 31. Any hours worked while unregistered/not renewed will be lost and will not count toward your Journeyman.
- Any individual over sixteen years of age may work as an apprentice under a licensed master, class B, or power limited electrician, but the master, class B, or power limted 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.
- 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, if pursuing licensure as a journeyman electrician, which must consist of one of the following:
Successfully completed five hundred seventy six (576) hours of training classes recognized 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.
- Licensed electricians shall supervise not more than three apprentices.
- Contractors shall maintain records of all individuals who are or will be performing electrical or power limited work for that 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, class B, or power limited electrician to ensure all individuals who are or will be performing electrical or power limited work for that contractor either be licensed electricians or registered apprentices with the board. Credit may not be given for hours spent working under a power limited electrician to any applicant for a master, journeyman, or class B electrician license.
- When an apprentice is found to be doing electrical or power limited 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, class B, or power limited 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 individual's license to nonrenewal, suspension, or revocation by the board.