The professionals licensed by the Examiners include Master Electricians (A), Journeyman Electricians (B), Systems Contractors (C) and Systems Technicians (D). "Systems" include fire warning, security.
The Examiners also assist local wiring inspectors in mediating code disputes between licensees and wiring inspectors.
The primary mission of the Examiners is to protect the citizens of Massachusetts by establishing minimum standards for persons performing electrical installations. They accomplish this mission by examining and licensing candidates and by enforcing the regulations and general laws relative to electrical installations in Massachusetts. The Examiners also prosecute those found to be working without a license, either through the Office of the Attorney General or directly in the courts of the Commonwealth.
The Board of Electricians' Appeals issues informal opinions and conducts formal hearings in matters of dispute based upon decisions rendered by local wiring inspectors.
The Examiners also perform fire investigations under the direction of the State Fire Marshal to determine if electricity could have contributed to the cause. While performing these fire investigations, the Examiners check the installation(s) for code compliance and possible licensee misconduct.