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Old 09-09-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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I'm pretty sure you can not transfer your electrical license from state to state and if so why not? The test I took was based on the "National" Electric Code,correct? This code is the standard and should be accepted everywhere. So is there anyway to transfer it?

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It all depends on the state you are licensed in and the state that you are trying to reciprocate with.
It would be nice if there was a national license but in my opinion, I don't ever see it happening.
The state makes money on licensing.

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You are beat in NJ my man, beat.....well except for Delaware I think.
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It all depends on the state you are licensed in and the state that you are trying to reciprocate with.
It would be nice if there was a national license but in my opinion, I don't ever see it happening.
The state makes money on licensing.
So,it is possible to transfer to some states? Do you have any links that explain which ones?

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So,it is possible to transfer to some states? Do you have any links that explain which ones?

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Like he said If its an NJ license your beat. I'll add even in Delaware.
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Like he said If its an NJ license your beat. I'll add even in Delaware.
License Reciprocity: Delaware
•Maine, Michigan, Wyoming: licensure standards are substantially similar and you do not need to submit any proof of experience.
•Arkansas, Colorado, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia: licensure standards are not substantially similar and you must submit proof of experience for a minimum of five years after licensure:
•For a State or jurisdiction not listed above, you must be evaluated by the Board. You must submit a copy of the other State’s law and regulations for evaluation.
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We don't even need a license here in NY. In the bigger cities, yes, you need a city license. The 'burbs are a free-for-all, with sometimes scary looking trunkslammer work that would make your eyes pop. But no state license available. Should be required IMHO.
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Mn has reciprocity with a few other states, experience time seems to be one of the main things that determine it. I believe you can still use experience from another state as long as it is documented, you would just have to sit for the test again here.
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I'm pretty sure you can not transfer your electrical license from state to state and if so why not? The test I took was based on the "National" Electric Code,correct? This code is the standard and should be accepted everywhere. So is there anyway to transfer it?

I can't even go from county to county and it has nothing to do with the NEC.
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A friend of mine had to take a job from craigslist. They were looking for a master electrician to put on company's payroll basically. They gave him a van and paid his gas and $15 hr. Sent him a 1099 at end of year.

I feel sorry for him cuz he also has to work hard for it. I have nothing and make at least double that if not triple.

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A friend of mine had to take a job from craigslist. They were looking for a master electrician to put on company's payroll basically. They gave him a van and paid his gas and $15 hr. Sent him a 1099 at end of year.

I feel sorry for him cuz he also has to work hard for it. I have nothing and make at least double that if not triple.

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has to be better options available than that. Shoot, have him call me.
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I'm pretty sure you can not transfer your electrical license from state to state and if so why not? The test I took was based on the "National" Electric Code,correct? This code is the standard and should be accepted everywhere. So is there anyway to transfer it?

It depends on each state, if you have proof of your experience, for example a notorized letter on a company letterhead or one from your state of license detailing your qualifications, you can apply for an endorsement. Which is close to the same thing as recipacating(sp) so you wouldn't have to take a test to gain a license in said state. Here in idaho we only reciprocate with 4 other states but because the requirements for getting a journeymans license are so strict it will transfer by endorsement to many others. I have worked with several guys that started in cali then moved here to idaho. Idaho allowed them to show proof of thier experience and awarded a license or allowed them to start in the corresponding year of apprentiship based on thier experience and placement exam. It pays to pick up the phone and call the state you want to get licensed in.

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