Electrical Regulations by State - Rhode Island

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CODE

Electrical and telecommunication installations must conform to regulations of the State Board of Examiners of Electricians and Telecommunications Board, based on the latest edition of the National Electrical Code and State Building Code that has been adopted by the State Building Code Standards Committee.

ENFORCEMENT

Each municipality is responsible for its own electrical and telecommunication inspections. Local decisions can be appealed to the State Board.

LICENSING
Electrical Contractor

a corporation, firm or person, who, by the employment of journeypersons, performs the work of installing wires, conduits, apparatus, fixtures, and other appliances for carrying or using electricity for light, heat or power purposes exclusive of low voltage wiring for heating or refrigeration equipment for service, maintenance, and installation.

Electrical Sign Contractor

a corporation, firm, or person who, by the employment of electrical sign installers, performs the work of installing, altering, and servicing electrical signs.

Electrical Sign Installer

a person engaged in installing, altering, and servicing electrical signs.

Fire Alarm Contractor

a corporation, firm, or person who, by the employment of fire alarm installers, performs the work of installing, altering and servicing and testing of fire alarm systems in accordance with the Rhode Island Fire Safety Code, chapters 28.1 – 28.39 of title 23.

Fire Alarm Installer

a person engaged in installing, altering, or servicing and testing of a fire alarm system used for the purpose of causing an alarm to be sounded in case of fire.

Journeyperson Electrician

a person doing any work of installing wires, conduits, apparatus, fixtures, and other appliances.

Oil Burner Contractor

a corporation, firm, or person, who by the employment of Oil Burnerpersons performs the work of installing and servicing oil and domestic automatic coal burning heating equipment, including central heating plants, and domestic type range burners, and including all accessory equipment and control systems, excluding thermostatic, mechanical, and low voltage wiring on heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment.

Oil Burnerperson

a person doing any work or installing or servicing oil burners and other equipment installed and serviced by an oil burner contractor.

Lightning Protection Contractor

a corporation, firm or person, who by employment of lightning protection installers, performs the work of installing, altering, maintaining, lightning protection systems. The "systems" are defined and should be installed in accordance with NFPA 780 current edition, and all referenced NFPA documents.

Lightning Protection Installer

a person engaged in the installation, service or maintenance of a lightning protection system according to NFPA 780 current edition.

Electrical contractor licenses: 
Electrical Contractor (Certificate A) $120
Oil Burner Contractor (Certificate E) $120
Limited Premises (Certificate C) $120
Limited Maintenance (Certificate D) $120
Fire Alarm Contractor (Certificate AF) $120
Electrical Sign Contractor (Certificate SCF) $120
Journeyman Electrician licenses: 
Journeyperson Electrician (Certificate B) $36
Oil Burnerperson (Certificate F) $36
Fire Alarm Installer (Certificate BF) $36
Electrical Sign Installer (Certificate CF) $36

RECIPROCITY

None

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