Electrical Regulations by State - Maine

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CODE

New installations are required to conform to the National Electrical Code, applicable statutes of the State, and all applicable ordinances, orders, rules and regulations of any city or town or the Electrician’s Examining Board. Existing electrical installations are required to meet the standards in effect at the time of installation.

ENFORCEMENT

The Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing & Registration employs electrical inspection to enforce the electrical installation standards and licensing of companies and individuals to make electrical installations.

LICENSING

Companies and electricians are required to be licensed by the Electrician’s Examining Board. Types of licenses and qualifications for each are:

Master Electrician

an individual engaging in, or about to engage in the business of installing electrical wires, conduits, apparatus, fixtures and other electrical equipment.

Limited Electrician

a person doing work to install and service the electrical work related to a specific type of electrically operated equipment or to specific electrical installations only authorized by this license.

Journeyman Electrician

a person making electrical installations in the employment of a master electrician, limited electrician, or electrical company.

Journeyman-in-Training Electrician

a person making electrical installations in the employment of a master electrician, limited electrician, or electrical company.

Apprentice

a person who is engaged in a written agreement to work and learn in the trade of an electrician under the direct supervision of a master, journeyman or limited electrician.

Helper

same as an apprentice except there is no written agreement.

Electrical Company

a person, firm, corporation or partnership employing licensees engaged in the business of doing electrical installations.

FeesApplication FeeCriminal Background CheckLicense Renewal
Master Electrician $25.00 $15.00 $150.00/2yr*
Limited Electrician $25.00 $15.00 $100.00/2yr**
Journeyman Electrician $25.00 $15.00 $80.00/2yr***
Journeyman-in Training Electrician $25.00 $15.00 $80.00/2yr
Apprentice**** $25.00 $15.00 $20.00/2yr
Electrical Company $25.00 $15.00 N/A

*$25.00/2yr for Senior Master Electricians (over the age of 70)

**$20.00/2yr for Senior Limited Electricians (over the age of 70)

***20.00/2yr for Senior Journeyman Electrician

**** Same as Helper

RECIPROCITY

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Vermont

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