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Old 11-01-2016, 01:44 PM   #1
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Hi there! I'm new around in tampa, i'm Industrial Electrician since 2008 with license from Quebec, All my experience has been in marine electrical maintenance field. I wonder if i can use my experience and license(as inside wireman) from Canada to pass any test for journeyman license? i know first i have to pass some course for NEC, but all those years would'nt be lost!

Your advise will be appreciated, Thanks a lot!
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Old 11-01-2016, 03:29 PM   #2
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Many states are pretty rough with things like that. Hate to be a downer but I would have looked into that before I moved.
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Hi there! I'm new around in tampa, i'm Industrial Electrician since 2008 with license from Quebec, All my experience has been in marine electrical maintenance field. I wonder if i can use my experience and license(as inside wireman) from Canada to pass any test for journeyman license? i know first i have to pass some course for NEC, but all those years would'nt be lost!

Your advise will be appreciated, Thanks a lot!
Welcome Sparky to the forum, to the USA and to Florida!

You can use that experience towards sitting for a EC (electrical contractor's) license. We don't have journeymen's licensing but there are union shops (very rare in Florida) that use that process. Whether they will accept that is not anything I can answer, but a call to them should be able to figure it out.
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Hi there! I'm new around in tampa, i'm Industrial Electrician since 2008 with license from Quebec, All my experience has been in marine electrical maintenance field. I wonder if i can use my experience and license(as inside wireman) from Canada to pass any test for journeyman license? i know first i have to pass some course for NEC, but all those years would'nt be lost!

Your advise will be appreciated, Thanks a lot!
You don't have to have any kind of license in Florida but you always have to either be a contractor or work for one as a W2 employee.
This means they just pay you whatever they want.
If you can get a license, you have a little to work with.
FWIW, Marine work pays better than non-Union residential and light commercial work.
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