Mandatory Electrician Certification In California

SAN FRANCISCO - The Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS), under the umbrella of California's Department of Industrial Relations, reminds electricians that as a result of Assembly Bill 1087, signed by then-Governor Gray Davis in May 2002, electricians are required to become certified by Jan. 1, 2005.

An applicant may apply for certification as a general electrician, residential electrician, voice data video technician, fire/life safety technician, or nonresidential lighting technician.

To obtain certification, an electrician must pass a certification exam and either complete an approved apprenticeship program or have on-the-job experience ranging from 2,000 to 8,000 hours.

Approved electrical apprenticeship programs are administered by the Western Electrical Contractors Association (nonunion), Associated Builders and Contractors (non-union), and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (union).

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Publication date: 08/23/2004

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