Electrical Regulations by State - North Dakota

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CODES

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

ENFORCEMENT

Electrical installations must be inspected by a inspector certified or employed by the State Electrical Board or appointed by a municipality. Inspectors must be licensed as a master or journeyman electrician, and are appointed by the State Electrical Board.

LICENSING
Electrical Contractor

This class is equivalent to a master electrician. Applicants must have two years of experience as a journeyman electrician or four years of experience as a Class “B” electrician. An undertaking deposit pledge in the amount of $10,000 shall be required plus a $50 yearly undertaking fee. Biennial license fee $100. Public liability insurance policy not less than $100,000 per occurrence and not less than $300,000 aggregate limit for bodily injury and property damage insurance with limits of not less than $25,000 per occurrence or a combined single limit of $300,000, or security approved by the commission in a sum equal to that amount.

Master Electrician

Applicants must have five years experience, one year of which must be as a journeyman electrician, and must pass a written examination. A bond of $3000 to the state is required; in addition a $25 deposit must be made to the Board in lieu of a surety bond.

Journeyman Electrician

Applicants must have at least four years experience and pass a written examination. Up to one year of experience may be obtained in a recognized and approved trade school.

Class “B” Electrician

Applicants must have at least three years experience and pass a written examination. Class “B” is limited to farmstead and residential wiring. A bond of $2,000 to the state is required; in addition a $15 fee deposit must be made to the Board in lieu of a surety bond.

Apprentice Electrician

An apprentice electrician shall register with the State Electrical Board after six months of employment, and must work under the personal supervision of a licensed electrician. Employees of electric and communications utilities need not be licensed to work on property owned or operated by such utilities.

FeesApplicationExamRenewal/Registration
Journeyman Electrician $50.00 $50.00 $50.00/yr
Class “B” Electrician $25.00 $25.00 $25.00/yr
Apprentice N/A N/A $10.00/yr

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