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

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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 .0500

SECTION .0500 – LICENSING OPTIONS

.0501. RECLASSIFICATION OF CURRENT LICENSE.
.0502. LISTED QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL CHANGING FROM ONE LICENSE ANOTHER.
.0503. LISTED QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL OBTAINING OWN LICENSE.
.0504. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL – LISTING OPTIONS AFTER EXPIRATION.
.0505. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL – INITIAL LISTING OPTIONS.

.0501. RECLASSIFICATION OF CURRENT LICENSE

(a) A licensee may have the license classification lowered from unlimited to intermediate or limited, or from intermediate to limited, by:

(1) filing with the Board, in writing, a request for the lowering of the license classification; and

(2) surrendering the current license certificate to the Board for replacement as requested.

(b)  A licensee may have a license that was lowered pursuant to Paragraph (a) of this Rule raised to a classification up to and including that classification from which it was lowered by:

        (1)   filing with the Board, in writing, a request for the raising of the license classification;

        (2)   surrendering the current license certificate to the Board for replacement as requested; and

        (3)   paying the applicable license fee.  If a change is made prior to the expiration of a current license, the fee shall be the difference between the annual license fee for the existing license and the annual license fee for the new class license requested.  If the change is made at the expiration date, the fee shall be the annual license fee for the class license requested.

(c) A limited or intermediate licensee whose license has not been lowered pursuant to Paragraph (a) of this Rule may have the license classification raised to intermediate or unlimited by:

(1)   submitting an application on a form furnished by the Board indicating the classification of the license desired;

(2)   meeting all the requirements for the classification in effect when the application is made, including taking and passing the examination; and

(3)   paying the applicable license fee. If a change is made prior to the expiration of a current license, the fee shall be the difference between the annual license fee for the existing license and the annual license fee for the new class license requested. If the change is made at the expiration date, the fee shall be the annual license fee for the class license requested.

(d) Licenses in the single family detached residential dwelling classification and in any special restricted classification are not subject to reclassification. A change in these classifications can be effected only on the basis of a new application subject to all of the normal processing and examination requirements.

Statutory Authority G.S. 87-42; 87-43.3; 87-43.4;
Eff. October 1, 1988;
Amended Eff. March 1, 1999.

.0502. LISTED QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL CHANGING FROM ONE LICENSE TO ANOTHER

A listed qualified individual indicated on a current active license may have his name removed from that license and added to another current active license by submitting to the Board:

(1) his written request to remove his name from the license on which he is currently listed;

(2) the license certificate on which he is currently listed;

(3) a written request from the licensee on whose license the listed qualified individual is to be indicated, co-signed by the listed qualified individual being added; and

(4) the current license certificate on which the listed qualified individual is to be indicated.

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

.0503. LISTED QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL OBTAINING OWN LICENSE

Any listed qualified individual on any license may have his name removed from this license and obtain his own license upon meeting any current licensing requirements he has not previously met and submitting to the Board:

(1) his written request to remove his name from the license on which he is currently listed;

(2) the license certificate on which he is currently listed;

(3) his license application on a form furnished by the Board; and

(4) payment of the appropriate license fee.

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

.0504. ONCE LISTED BUT NOT NOW LISTED

    (a)  A qualified individual who was formerly but is not now listed on any license may apply for and obtain a license upon meeting all current licensing requirements not previously met and by submitting to the Board:

(1) a license application on a form furnished by the Board;

(2) payment of the appropriate license fee; and

(3) if more than 12 months has elapsed since the qualified individual was listed on an active license, information       verifying that, during the 12 month period immediately preceding the date the application is filed with the Board, the qualified individual has engaged for at least 1,000 hours in an occupation of primary experience as defined in Rule .0202 of this Subchapter or completed 16 contact hours of approved continuing education.

    (b)  A qualified individual who was formerly but is not now listed on any license may be listed on a current active license in the same or a lower classification as the classification of examination passed by submitting to the Board:

        (1)   a written request from the licensee, co-signed by the qualified individual, requesting the Board to list the qualified individual on the license,

        (2)  the licensee’s current license certificate, and

        (3)  if more than 12 months has elapsed since the qualified individual was listed on an active license, information verifying that, during the 12 month period immediately preceding the date the application is filed with the Board, the qualified individual has engaged for at least 1,000 hours in an occupation of primary experience as defined in Rule .0202 of this Subchapter or completed 16 contact hours of approved continuing education.

Statutory Authority G.S. 87-42; 87-43;
Eff. October 1, 1988;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2011; March 1, 1999; February 1, 1990.

.0505. QUALIFIED INDIVIDUAL – INITIAL LISTING OPTIONS

A qualified individual who has passed the qualifying examination for a license but has never obtained a license nor been a listed qualified individual on any license shall:

(1) be eligible to obtain a license in the same or lower classification as the classification of examination passed upon meeting all current licensing requirements not previously met and by submitting to the Board:

(a) a license application on a form furnished by the Board;

(b) payment of the appropriate license fee; and

(c) if more than 12 months has elapsed since the qualified individual was listed on an active license, information verifying that, during the 12 month period immediately preceding the date the application is filed with the Board, the qualified individual has engaged for at least 1,000 hours in an occupation of primary experience as defined in Rule .0202 of this Chapter or completed 16 contact hours of approved continuing education.

(2) be eligible to be included as al listed qualified individual on a current active license in the same or a lower classification as the classification of examination he passed upon submitting to the Board:

(a) a written request from the licensee, co-signed by the qualified individual, requesting the Board to list the qualified individual on the license;

(b) the licensee’s current license certificate; and

(c) if more than 12 months has elapsed since the qualified individual was listed on an active license, information verifying that, during the 12 month period immediately preceding the date the application is filed with the Board, the qualified individual has engaged for at least 1,000 hours in an occupation of primary experience as defined in Rule .0202 of this Chapter or completed 16 contact hours of approved continuing education.

Statutory Authority G.S. 87-42; 87-43;
Eff. October 1, 1988;
Amended Eff. July 1, 2011; March 1, 1999; February 1, 1990.