Under current law, an applicant seeking renewal of a license to be a journeyman electrician, a master electrician, or a residential wireman must demonstrate competency through an assessment performed by a private company in compliance with state electrical board (board) rules.
Section 1 of the bill modifies the competency requirement by requiring an applicant seeking renewal or reinstatement of his or her license to complete 24 hours of continuing education during each cycle of his or her license in compliance with board rules. The continuing education requirements established by the board must include course work related to the National Electrical Code, including core competencies as determined by the board.
Section 2 requires that each inspection performed by an incorporated town or city, a county, a city and county, or a qualified state institution of higher education include a contemporaneous review to ensure compliance with electrician licensure and inspection requirements. Each incorporated town or city, county, city and county, or qualified state institution of higher education conducting inspections is required to develop standard procedures to advise its inspectors how to conduct a contemporaneous review and to post its current procedures on its web site.