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Electrical contractor license; applicant; qualifications; Class B electrical contractor license and Class B master electrician license; restriction on license, etc..

NEBRASKA STATE ELECTRICAL ACT

1. 81 2107. Electrical contractor license; applicant; qualifications; Class B electrical contractor license and Class B master electrician license; restriction on license.

(1) An applicant for an electrical contractor license shall (a) be a graduate of a four year electrical course in an accredited college or university, (b) have at least one year's experience, acceptable to the board, as a journeyman electrician, or (c) 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.

(2) A Class B electrical contractor license and a Class B master electrician license shall be valid only in regard to systems of not over four hundred amperes in capacity in structures used and maintained as residential dwellings but not larger than four family dwellings located in any municipality which has a population of less than one hundred thousand inhabitants.

81 2108. Wiring or installing; license required; exceptions; lending license prohibited.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section or in section 81 2110 or 81 2112, no person shall, for another, wire for or install electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment unless he or she is licensed by the board as an electrical contractor, a Class B electrical contractor, a Class A master electrician, a Class B master electrician, or a fire alarm installer.

(2) Except as provided in section 81-2106, 81-2110, or 81-2112, no person shall wire for or install electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment or supervise an apprentice electrician unless such person is licensed as a Class B journeyman electrician, a journeyman electrician, a residential journeyman electrician, or a fire alarm installer and is employed by a Class B electrical contractor, an electrical contractor, a Class A master electrician, a Class B master electrician, or a fire alarm installer.

For purposes of this section, the holder of a fire alarm installer license shall only supervise those apprentices engaged in the installation of fire alarm equipment and apparatus operating at fifty volts or less.

(3) No person licensed under the State Electrical Act may lend his or her license to any person or knowingly permit the use of such license by another.

81 2117.02. License reclassification and renewal.

(1) No license as a Class A master electrician, Class B master electrician, Class B electrical contractor, Class B journeyman electrician, or installer shall be issued on or after September 9, 1993, but such licenses may be renewed as provided in this section.

(2) A person licensed as a Class A master electrician, a Class B master electrician, a Class B electrical contractor, a Class B journeyman electrician, an installer, or a special electrician on September 9, 1993, may renew such license on or after such date upon presentation of documentary evidence of successful completion of the requisite hours of continuing education courses under section 81 2117.01 and payment of the fee for renewal provided by section 81 2118.

81 2118. Licenses; expiration; fees.

All licenses issued under the State Electrical Act shall expire on December 31 of each even numbered year. The board shall establish the fees to be payable for examination, issuance, and renewal in amounts not to exceed:

(1) For examination:
(a) Electrical contractor, one hundred twenty five dollars;
(b) Journeyman electrician, sixty dollars; and
(c) Fire alarm installer, sixty dollars;
(2) For each year of the two year license period for issuance and renewal:
(a) Electrical contractor, one hundred twenty five dollars; and
(b) Journeyman electrician, fire alarm installer, or special electrician, twenty five dollars;
(3) For each year of the two year license period for registration as an apprentice electrician, twenty dollars; and
(4) For renewal on or after September 9, 1993, of the following licenses issued prior to such date for each year of the two year license period:
(a) Class B electrical contractor, one hundred twenty five dollars;
(b) Class A master electrician, one hundred twenty five dollars;
(c) Class B master electrician, one hundred twenty five dollars;
(d) Class B journeyman electrician, installer, or special electrician, twenty-five dollars.

The holder of an expired license may renew the license for a period of three months from the date of expiration upon payment of the license fee plus ten percent of the renewal fee for each month or portion thereof past the expiration date. All holders of licenses expired for more than three months shall apply for a new license.

81 2120. Licenses; issued without examination; reciprocity with other states.

To the extent that any other state which provides for the licensing of electricians provides for similar action, the board may grant licenses, without examination, of the same grade and class to an electrician who has been licensed by such other state for at least one year, upon payment by the applicant of the required fee, and upon the board being furnished with proof that the qualifications of the applicant are equal to the qualifications of holders of similar licenses in Nebraska without a proper license for such work;