Mailing/Location Address:

NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 206
Raleigh, NC  27609

Telephone: 
(919) 733-9042

Fax: 
(800) 691-8399

Our Mission...

To protect the life, health and property of the public through examination of applicants, education of licensees and discipline of individuals to promote quality electrical contracting in accordance with NC General Statutes Chapter 87-Article 4.

Section .0400

SECTION .0400 – LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

.0401. LICENSE APPLICANTS: REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH CLASSIFICATION.
.0402. LICENSE NAME REQUIREMENTS
.0403. SEPARATE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS.
.0404. ANNUAL LICENSE FEES.
.0405. LICENSE RENEWAL DUE DATE.
.0406. RENEWAL AFTER EXPIRATION OF ANNUAL LICENSE.
.0407. NUMBERING OF LICENSES.

.0401. LICENSE APPLICANTS: REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH CLASSIFICATION

(a) An applicant for an electrical contracting license in each of the license classifications shall:

(1) submit a completed application to the Board on a form provided by the Board for the license classification involved;

(2) submit the annual license fee for the license classification involved as prescribed in Rule .0404 of this Section; and

(3) furnish the name, signature and social security number of at least one person to serve as the listed qualified individual for the applicant’s license.

(b) Corporation, Partnership or Limited Liability Company. If the license applicant is a corporation, partnership or limited liability company, the application shall contain the names and titles of the officers, names of the partners or names of the members of the limited liability company, whichever is applicable.

(c) Intermediate and Unlimited Classifications. License applicants in the intermediate and unlimited classifications shall also furnish a bonding ability statement or a line of credit letter issued by a bank, savings bank, or savings and loan association pursuant to G.S. 87-43.2(a)(4).

(d) Special Classifications. A license applicant in the SP-EL, SP-PH, SP-WP, SP-ES or SP-SP classification must also include on the license application information verifying that the applicant is conducting a lawful business in the State of North Carolina in the license classification involved.

Statutory Authority G.S. 87-42; 87-43.2; 87-43.3; 87-43.4;
Eff. November 1, 1988; Amended Eff. February 1, 1995; April 1, 1993; February 1, 1990.

.0402. LICENSE NAME REQUIREMENTS

(a) Issuance of License. The name in which a license is issued must be distinguishable upon the records of the Board from the name in which a license has already been issued. If the name requested, after deleting all spaces, punctuation marks, articles, prepositions, conjunctions and, whether abbreviated or not, “corporation”, “incorporated”, “company”, or “limited”, is not identical to the name in which a license has already been issued, it shall be distinguishable.   The substitution of a numeral for a word that represents the same numeral shall not make the name distinguishable.

(b) Name in Which Business Must Be Conducted. All electrical contracting business, including all business advertising and the submission of all documents and papers, conducted in the state of North Carolina by a licensee of the Board shall be conducted in the exact name in which the electrical contracting license is issued.

(c) Notification of Address ,Telephone Change and Email Address.. All licenses shall notify the Board in writing within 30 days of any change in location, mailing address, telephone number and email address.

History Note:          Authority G.S. 87-42;
Eff. October 1, 1988;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2011; March 1, 1999; February 1, 1996.

.0403. SEPARATE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

(a) A separate license certificate and license fee shall be required for each separate place of business with at least one listed qualified individual indicated thereon. No listed qualified individual shall be indicated on more than one license certificate at the same time except where a place of business has one listed qualified individual with licenses issued in different classifications.

(b) As used in G.S. 87-43, the term “each separate place of business” means:

(1) the one place of business of a firm in the case where an electrical contracting firm conducts its business from only one place; and

(2) the principal place of business and each of the other places of business of a firm in the case where an electrical contracting firm is conducting its business from more than one place.

Statutory Authority G.S. 87-42; 87-43; 87-43.2;
Eff. October 1, 1988; Amended Eff. April 1, 1993; February 1, 1990.

.0404. ANNUAL LICENSE FEES

(a) The annual license fees and license renewal fees for the various license classifications are as follows:

LICENSE FEE SCHEDULE

CLASSIFICATION

LICENSE FEE

Limited

$ 85.00

Intermediate

$130.00

Unlimited

$180.00

SP-SFD

$ 85.00

Special Restricted

$ 85.00

(b) License fees may be in the form of cash, check, money order, Visa or Mastercard made payable to the Board and must accompany the applicant’s license application or license renewal application when either is filed with the Board.

Statutory Authority G.S. 87-42; 87-44;
Eff. October 1, 1988;
Amended Eff. May 1, 1998; July 1, 1989;
Temporary Amendment Eff. June 30, 2000;
Temporary Amended Eff. August 31, 2001;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2015; January 1, 2008; December 4, 2002.

.0405. LICENSE RENEWAL DUE DATE

(a)  License renewal applications and fees are due 30 days prior to the license expiration date.  An administrative fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be imposed upon applications received after the expiration date. Applications filed with the Board by mail shall be considered filed on the date such mail is postmarked.

(b)  The Board will implement a system of staggered license renewals beginning July 1, 2002.  Renewal applications for the year beginning July 1, 2002 will be mailed in the spring of 2002.  Some licenses will be renewed for a 13-month period and the fee for such licenses will be the license fee set forth in rule .0404 of this section together with a one-twelfth (1/12) pro rata part of the license fee.  Other renewals will be for varying monthly terms up to twenty-three (23) months and pro rata portions of the license fee for that classification will be added.  Beginning July 1, 2003 all licenses will be renewed for twelve (12) month periods as the renewal date is reached.

Statutory Authority G.S. 87-42; 87-44;
Eff. October 1, 1988; Amended Eff. February 1, 1990;
Temporary Amended Eff. August 31, 2001.

.0406. RENEWAL AFTER EXPIRATION OF ANNUAL LICENSE

(a) Subject to Rule .0906 of this Subchapter, any licensee whose license has expired or been revoked solely because of failure to apply for renewal may apply and have the license renewed without further examination, and in compliance with the   provisions contained in G.S. 87-44, if the applicant makes application within a period of 12 months immediately following the date the license expired.

(b)  If the renewal application is filed more than 12 months immediately following the date the license expired, the applicant may have the license renewed if, during the 12 month period immediately preceding the date the application is filed  with the Board, the applicant’s listed qualified individual has obtained at least 500 hours of primary experience as defined in Rule .0202 of this Subchapter within the most recent twelve months, is current on the fee requirements set forth in 21 NCAC 18B .0404, pays the late fee set forth in 21 NCAC 18B .0405, and meets the continuing education requirements set forth in 21 NCAC 18B .1101.

(c)  An applicant failing to meet the requirements of Paragraphs (a) or (b) of this Rule may obtain a new license in accordance with Section .0200 of this Subchapter and Rule .0401 of this Section.

(d) The provisions of Section .0600 of this Subchapter apply to applicants whose last license expired on or before June 30, 1970.

Statutory Authority G.S. 87-42;
Eff. October 1, 1988; Amended Eff. July 1, 2016; March 1, 1999; February 1, 1990.

.0407. NUMBERING OF LICENSES

(a) License numbers will not be related in any way to license classifications. However, each license number shall have a letter suffix added and shown on the license certificate to designate the classification of the license as follows:

Limited Classification (License No.) – L
Intermediate Classification (License No.) – I
Unlimited Classification (License No.) – U
Single Family Detached
Residential Dwelling
Classification (License No.) – SP-SFD
Special Restricted Classification (License No.) – SP
With additional suffix letters denoting limitation of each such classification established by the Board.

b) Numbers for new licenses will be assigned in numerical order following the number of the last license previously issued.

(c) A re-classified license will carry the same number as the old license which it replaces.

(d) The person who is the initial qualified individual listed on a given license shall become the permanent possessor of the license number under which that license is issued, unless such person, his legal agent, personal representative, heirs or assigns furnished to the Board specific written authorization to assign his number to another, who then will become the possessor of that number. Each successive assignee, his legal agent, personal representative, heirs or assigns shall have the right to make such assignments.

Statutory Authority G.S. 87-42; 87-43.3; 87-43.4;
Eff. October 1, 1988.