Electrical Regulations by State - Nevada

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CODE

Installations must conform to the newest National Electrical Code. Municipalities may adopt more stringent requirements.

ENFORCEMENT

No statewide electrical inspection. Some local jurisdictions conduct electrical inspections.

LICENSING

The Board will grant to qualified applicants a license in the specialty of electrical contracting. The Board designates such a license as “classification C-2.” A person with a license-designated classification C-2 may perform any work authorized for the sub-classifications of a license designated classification C-2. The sub-classifications of a license designated classification C-2 and the work authorized for persons licensed in the respective sub-classifications are:

Electrical Contractor

Contractors must be licensed by the State Contractors Board, upon passing an examination.

ELECTRICAL WIRING

(sub-classification C-2a)

The installation, alteration and repair of electrical wires, fixtures, appliances and apparatuses, and the performance of any related wiring on existing structures.

INTEGRATED CEILINGS

(sub-classification C-2b)

The installation, alteration and repair of wiring, fixtures, suspension systems, ducts and other related apparatuses of integrated ceilings which:

  1. Are primarily used for interior electrical illumination
  2. Are usually composed of modular units, each unit containing an electrical lighting fixture; and
  3. Usually contain incidental acoustical tile or a similar material.
FIRE DETECTION

(sub-classification C-2c)

the installation, alteration and repair of electrical sensors and alarms used to detect heat and smoke, including all appurtenances and related wiring.

LOW VOLTAGE SYSTEMS

(sub-classification C-2d)

The installation, alteration and repair of systems that use fiber optics or do not exceed 91 volts, including telephone systems, sound systems, cable television systems, closed circuit video systems, satellite dish antennas, instrumentation and temperature controls, computer networking systems and landscape lighting.

LINES TO TRANSMIT ELECTRICITY

(sub-classification C-2e)

The installation, alteration and repair of overhead or underground secondary lines which transmit electricity, including the installation of poles, towers, anchors, guys, transformers, substations, circuit breakers and any other related hardware, equipment or systems.

RESIDENTIAL WIRING

(sub-classification C-2f)

The installation, alteration and repair of electrical wires, fixtures, appliances and apparatuses whose electrical current does not exceed 600 volts on new or existing structures which do not exceed more than three stories above the ground.

PHOTOVOLTAICS

(sub-classification C-2g)

The installation, alteration and repair of photovoltaic cells, batteries and invertors used in the conversion of solar energy into electricity, but not the installation, alteration or repair of electrical wires beyond the service panel.

Journeyman Electrician

There is no state licensing of journeymen. Some local jurisdictions require journeyman licensing

FeesApplicationLicenseRenewal*
Electrical Contractor $300.00 $300.00 $300.00/yr

*Due on the Anniversary Month of your License.

RECIPROCITY

None

CONTACT
  • 2310 Corporate Circle, Suite 200
  • Henderson, NV 89074
  • (702) 486-1100
  • (702) 486-1190 fax
  • www.nscb.state.nv.us