Qualifications for Licensure:

 

A Master electrician shall have at least two thousand hours of experience working as a licensed journeyman electrician under the supervision of a contracting master electrician or master of record

There are three categories of master electricians, which are as follows:                  

(1)  A contracting master is a person responsible to adhere to all laws and rules of the North Dakota wiring standards and has shown proof of liability insurance.

(2)  A master of record is a person responsible to adhere to all laws and rules of the North Dakota wiring standards for the partnership, company, corporation, limited liability company, or association and has shown proof of liability insurance that the master of record is covered by the organization.  The master of record is not allowed to work on other property other than property owned or leased by the organization.

(3)  A non-contracting master is a person responsible to adhere to all laws and rules of the North Dakota wiring standards and has the same responsibility as a journeyman electrician.  Electrical work shall be done under the supervision of a contracting master or master of record.

 

A Journeyman electrician shall have eight thousand hours experience, which experience may not be obtained in less than three years, registered as an apprentice electrician (of which up to three thousand hours may apply under the qualifications of a class B electrician) under the supervision of a contracting master or master of record licensed electrician in an area where electrical construction work is done in the jurisdiction regulating similar licensing and inspection rules of the state of North Dakota, and successfully completed apprentice electrician training.  Two thousand hours credit may be granted for a graduate of a two-year electrical school accepted by the board. Practical experience shall consist of a minimum of four thousand hours and a maximum of eight thousand hours credit may be granted for wiring for an installing electrical wiring, apparatus and equipment.  Practical electrical experience gained through a contracting master electrician shall also consist of an apprentice completing an approved bureau of apprenticeship training program. 

Credit allowed in other areas may include any combination of the following:

(1)  A maximum of one thousand hours credit for repairing electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment and light, heat and power;

(2)  A maximum of one thousand hours credit for wiring fire alarm technology circuits or systems;

(3)  A maximum of two thousand hours credit for wiring process control circuits or systems and;

(4)  A maximum of two thousand hours credit of electrical construction experience gained in the armed forces of the United States which the board has determined is equivalent to work performed under the supervision of a North Dakota licensed electrical contractor.

 

A Class B electrician shall have completed three thousand hours experience in farmstead or residential wiring, in one-family or two-family dwellings, under the supervision of a master or class B electrician.  Commercial wiring experience will not be credited for experience toward a class B license.  One thousand hours credit will be granted for a graduate of a two-year electrical school approved by the board.