By the Division of Professional Licensure

15.01: Standards

(1) The Board may license without examination any person who has been licensed as a Master or Journeyman electrician or System contractor or technician in another state under laws which, in the opinion of the Board, maintain standards substantially the same as those of the commonwealth for electricians; provided, however, that the state which has already granted licensure has entered a written agreement with the commonwealth giving a like privilege to holders of electricians' licenses issued by the commonwealth.

(2) In determining what constitutes "standards substantially the same as those of the commonwealth" as set forth in 237 CMR 15.01(1), the Board shall require the following of each applicant for licensure without examination:

(a) Class A (Master) License: An applicant for a Master electrician license shall provide evidence satisfactory to the Board of:

  1. completing a minimum of five years of having been actively engaged in, or working at the business of, installing, repairing, or maintaining wires, conduits, apparatus, devices, fixtures or other appliances used for light, heat, power, fire warning or security system purposes; and
  2. holding a current Class B (Journeyman) license issued by the Board (application for a Class B license may be made at the time of application for a Class A license).

(b) Class B (Journeyman) License: An applicant for a Journeyman electrician license shall provide evidence satisfactory to the Board of having completed an equivalent of the 600 hour Journeyman's Course as descri bed in 237 CMR 22.01 within ten years of the date of application for the Journeyman's license; and practical experience totaling a minimum of 8000 hours obtained in no less than four years as an apprentice working at installing, repairing, or maintaining wires, conduits, apparatus, devices, fixtures or other appliances used for light, heat, power, fire warning or security system purposes. The Board may request further information regarding qualifications.

(c) Class C (System Contractor) License: An applicant for a System Contractor license shall provide evidence satisfactory to the Board of having completed practical experience totaling a minimum of 6000 hours obtained in no less than three years of installing fire warning or security systems. The Board may request further information regarding qualifications.

(d) Class D (System Technician) License: An applicant for a System Technician license shall provide evidence satisfactory to the Board of having completed practical experience totaling a minimum of 4000 hours obtained in no less than two years of installing fire warning or security systems. The Board may request further information regarding qualifications.

(e) Corporation License: An applicant for a Corporation license shall provide to the Board:

  1. evidence satisfactory to the Board that one of its corporate officers is a Master electrician or System Contractor licensed by the Board who is currently employed by the corporation;
  2. a copy of the corporation's Articles of Organization or Charter;
  3. a copy of its Foreign Corporation Certificate filed with the Massachusetts Office of the Secretary of State; and
  4. a fully completed Corporation Clerk's Form provided by the Board indicating the names and addresses of the corporate officers.

(e) Partnership License: An applicant for a Partnership license shall provide satisfactory evidence to the Board that:

  1. one of the members of the partnership is a Master electrician or System Contractor licensed by the Board;
  2. a copy of the Partnership Agreement; and
  3. a fully completed Partnership Agreement Form provided by the Board signed by both partners.

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15.02: Application for Licensure Without Examination (by Reciprocity)

(1) Applicants for either a Class A (Master), Class B (Journeyman), Class C (System Contractor) or Class D (System Technician) license shall complete an application form provided by the Board and shall submit the completed, notarized application to the Board for its approval.

(2) Applications shall be accompanied by payment in full of the required fee in the form of a certified check, postal money order, or express money order; applications not submitted with the required fee shall not be accepted by the Board.

(3) The fee submitted in connection with an application which is rejected by the Board shall not be returned to the applicant.

(4) Applicants shall submit with a completed application form a Statement of Registration from the licensing board of the state from which the applicant is applying; the Statement of Registration shall include the applicant's full name, address, license type and number, shall indicate whether the license is current and in good standing, and shall be certified by an appropriate official and bear the board seal.

(5) All applications, papers and other documents submitted to the Board in connection with an application for licensure without examination shall become the property of the Board.

(6) Applicants who have been previously examined by the Board for a Master or Journeyman Electrician's license or System Contractor or Technician shall not be issued a license under the provisions of 237 CMR 15.00.

(7) All persons licensed without examination shall be subject to all Board statutes and regulations.

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REGULATORY AUTHORITY:
237 CMR 15.00: M.G.L. c. 141, §§ 2 and 2B.