Electrical Regulations by State - Nebraska

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CODE

Installations must conform to the National Electrical Code. Local jurisdictions may adopt more stringent requirements.

ENFORCEMENT

All electrical installations require inspection except those in single-family dwellings. Municipalities and other political subdivision have the option of instituting local inspection programs. All other state areas and municipalities, as well as state-owned buildings and public educational facilities, fall under the jurisdiction of the State Electrical Board for the purpose of electrical inspection.

LICENSING
Electrical Contractor

is licensed to bid, plan, layout, install, and supervise the installation of electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment anywhere in the state of Nebraska. The contractor must be a graduate of a four-year electrical engineering course in an accredited college or university and have at least one year experience, acceptable to the board, as a journeyman electrician, or have at least one year experience, acceptable to the board, as a licensed journeyman electrician, or have at least five years experience, acceptable to the board, in planning for, laying out, supervising, and installing wiring, apparatus, or equipment for electrical light, heat, and power.

Journeyman Electrician

is licensed to install electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment, and to supervise apprentice electricians, anywhere in the state of Nebraska. The journeyman electrician must have at least four years verifiable experience acceptable to the board, or three years verifiable experience to the board, and successfully completion of a post high school course in electrical wiring with a degree in Electrical Technology received. See State Electrical Act, Board Rule 8 for details.

Residential Journeyman Electrician, Type RW

is licensed to wire for or install electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment for residential installations and to supervise apprentice electricians anywhere in the state of Nebraska. Residential installations are defined as installations intended for a single-family or two-family residential dwelling, or a multi-family residential dwelling not larger than three stories in height. Residential journeyman electrician, type RW must have at least three years verifiable experience acceptable to the board, or two years verifiable experience acceptable to the board, and successful completion of a post high school course in electrical wiring with a degree in Electrical Technology received. See State Electrical Act, Board Rule 8 for details.

Fire Alarm Installer

is licensed to plan, layout, and install electrical wiring, apparatus, and equipment for only those components of fire alarm systems that operate at fifty volts or less, anywhere in the state of Nebraska. Fire alarm installers must have at least two years experience, acceptable to the board, in planning, laying out, and installing fire alarm systems.

Apprentice Electrician

shall not do electrical wiring except under the direct personal on-the-job supervision and control and in the immediate presence of a licensee under the State Electrical Act. The licensee may employ or supervise apprentice electricians at a ratio not to exceed three apprentice electricians to one licensee.

FeesExaminationLicense (even years)License (odd years)Renewal *
Electrical Contractor $125.00 $125.00 $250.00 $250.00/2yr
Journeyman Electrician $60.00 $25.00 $50.00 $50.00/2yr
Residential Journeyman $60.00 $25.00 $50.00 $50.00/2yr
Fire Alarm Installer $60.00 $25.00 $50.00 $50.00/2yr
Apprentice Application even years: $20.00 Application odd years: $40.00

*Renewals need to be placed by Oct 1st of odd years.

RECIPROCITY

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