The Board welcomes any input from instructors, inspectors, licensees and other concerned parties relative to this list or any other items of concern. The Board would like to remind all concerned parties that the 2002 NEC becomes effective July 1, 2002 as part of the Board’s administrative rules. Some local municipalities may adopt the 2002 NEC at an earlier date therefore, it is advisable to check with the local authority before starting an installation. However, no matter what edition of the NEC the local municipality is under installations in the State of New Hampshire must be performed to the current edition of the NEC as adopted by the Electricians’ Board.
- Licensees and apprentices should notify the Board office if you have a change of address and/or telephone number.
- Journeyman licensees should be aware that in order to perform electrical installations for heat, light and power purposes they must be employed by a master electrician. You can not perform installations on your own.
- Master licensees should be aware that they are responsible for; periodically inspecting the work of the journeyman licensees in their employ and performing a final inspection of the journeyman’s completed installation; verifying that the licenses of the master and journeyman electricians are current; verifying that their apprentices are properly registered with the Electricians’ Licensing Board and that the ratio of licenses to apprentices on the job site is proper.
- All licensees and apprentices should be aware that when paying fees for licensure, licensure renewal, apprentice registration or renewal the payment must be made in the form of a check or money order. The Board’s office can not accept cash. The office sends out renewal forms as a courtesy but you are responsible for renewing your license or apprentice card on time. Apprentices must renew before the expiration date on the apprentice card. If you haven’t received a renewal form in the mail you should contact the office.
- Master and journeyman should be advised that the proof of the 15 hour update course is not due until their renewal in the year 2003. Please do not send in proof of completion certificate until that time. You must renew by the last day of your birthday month each year. Currently, you renew within 30 days of the expiration date there is no penalty and you may renew for up to one year with a late fee. However, the license is not valid the day after it expires. If you fail to renew within one year you must be examined. The newly adopted Administrative Rules will now allow a lapsed license to be renewed up to ten years with varying degrees of continuing education and a 20 question exam on the current code changes.
- Apprentices should be aware that when filing an application for apprenticeship or apprenticeship renewal the application must be signed by the master. Each apprentice must be under the direct supervision of a licensed master or journeyman electrician when performing electrical installations. (One to one supervision ratio)
2002 Most Common Installation Deficiencies