Electrical Examining Board





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The Electrical Examining Board, established in 1971, examines all those seeking electrician journeyman's licenses.

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Five members appointed by Council, one N.C. Professional Registered Engineer, two Electrical Contractors, one Employee representing the Public Electrical Utility, one Journeyman Electrician.

The Director of Inspections or his appointed representative shall serve as ex officio secretary to the board. The members of the board shall be appointed by the city council for two-year terms. The board shall elect from its membership a chairman and a vice-chairman.

Board Activities

The board will examine applicants as to their knowledge of rules and regulations for the installation and operation of electrical wiring, devices, appliances, and equipment as set forth in the statutes of North Carolina, the ordinances of the City of Raleigh, and the National Electrical Code; and to determine the general qualifications and the fitness of each applicant for performing such work. The board shall also advise the city council on any questions referred to them.

The board shall meet at such intervals as may be necessary for the proper performance of its duties, but in no case less than twice a year.

Minimum Standards for Applicants

The applicant must be of satisfactory character and must have a minimum of two (2) years of field experience as an electrician or a minimum of 36 semester hours credit in an electrical program consisting of course work directly related to electrical system installation and/or maintenance. The electrical program must be offered by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the City of Raleigh's Electrical Examining Board. Similar but unrelated experience such as electronics repair or educational course work in electronics not related to electrical power systems will not be considered in meeting this requirement. Verification of this experience, i.e. letters from present and former employers or instructors, may be required prior to the issuance of this certification. Military experience will only be considered for documented time in which the applicant held the rank of E-4 and the rating of electrician and was engaged in land-based electrical installations similar to work performed by electrical contractors.

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