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Review of the Electrical Contractors' Licensing Board, Report No. 96-16, November 1996
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  • The Electrical Contractors' Licensing Board is working with the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee to ensure its rules are consistent with the law.
  • The Board and the Committee have not reached an agreement on a Board rule defining broad experience and a rule that requires licensure applicants to have commercial contracting experience.
  • The Board has not defined in rule the statutory terms "comprehensive training" and "technical education." As a result, it is not clear how applicants can qualify to sit for the state certification examination based on these types of work experience.
  • The Board reviews licensure applications in a consistent manner.
  • Two alternatives to the current licensing system for electrical and alarm system contractors appear to best address the problems identified by stakeholders: (1) eliminate local licensure and require all contractors to be licensed by the state; or (2) establish a local licensing system based on licensure standards set by the state.

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