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Old 11-01-2016, 12:36 PM   #1
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Question MA Journeyman license application being denied

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I am a Master licensed electrician in CT. I have had my Master license for 3 years and prior to that my CT Journeyman since 2007.

I am looking to move to MA, and therefor have applied for the MA Masters, I was rejected for not having 150 class room hours of the latest code.

So I figured let me at least try for the MA journeyman, again rejected for not having adequate proof of code class.

Thinking of trying for the NH license now and then after one year apply for the reciprocal from NH to MA.

Has anyone ever tried getting the NH license and then apply for the MA reciprocal?
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Why not just do a code update class?

Plus, in Mass the masters license is basically a contractors license. You need a mass journeymans to do work.
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The 150 hours for the Masters is six months of night class in MA.
the Journeyman is 600 hours.

I still live in CT and running my own Business.
I was hoping to avoid going back to class for such long durations.

Do you know if a NH license is easier to apply for considering that I have an active Masters license in CT?
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Some NH info:

http://www.oplc.nh.gov/electricians/licensing.htm
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I'm not sure if I understand what you are trying to accomplish. You still need to provide proof that you have completed the 150 hours. Doesn't matter if you have a CT or NH license.
See page 3 #5http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/docs/dpl/b...eciprocity.pdf
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I'm licensed in MA, NH, and ME. I'm pretty sure that you can reciprocate your NH license to MA without the 150 hours for masters and 600 for journeyman.
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I'm licensed in MA, NH, and ME. I'm pretty sure that you can reciprocate your NH license to MA without the 150 hours for masters and 600 for journeyman.
You may be correct, but when I took my 15 HR Con-ed last year I'm fairly sure we were told this was going to change in December(2015).
Look at the date of the document I posted.

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5. Applicants must submit documentation of completion of 150 hours Master program or equivalent to the
MA Master requirement in 237 CMR 22.02.
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Revised 12/02/15
This was from the former Lawrence inspector, you may know him.
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Thank you for the update. Looking further into the details, it does ask to give evidence of the 150 hours or the 600 hours for Journeyman.

I have the 600 hours from Electrical trade Tech. Highschool, but that was 25 years ago.

I think I will still pursue applying for the NH Journeyman, and then submit the Reciprocity license for Journeyman in MA, stating my 600 hours from trade HighSchool.

Does any one know if I can apply for Reciprocity with MA after getting a NH Journeyman right away, or do they make you wait one year?
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Well, guess I wont be getting my Mass journeymans now. Dang, wish I knew about that. Oh well.
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Thank you for the update. Looking further into the details, it does ask to give evidence of the 150 hours or the 600 hours for Journeyman.

I have the 600 hours from Electrical trade Tech. Highschool, but that was 25 years ago.

I think I will still pursue applying for the NH Journeyman, and then submit the Reciprocity license for Journeyman in MA, stating my 600 hours from trade HighSchool.

Does any one know if I can apply for Reciprocity with MA after getting a NH Journeyman right away, or do they make you wait one year?
I think you need it for one year. Not sure about that, but you could call the Board of Examiners 617-727-9931
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I could be wrong. Its been a few years since I've obtained my masters. I do not know the former Lawrence inspector. I try and stay out of Lawtown
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I could be wrong. Its been a few years since I've obtained my masters. I do not know the former Lawrence inspector. I try and stay out of Lawtown
Don't blame you, good place to stay away from. Just thought you worked in that area.
He took over for Joe Ross 15 hr seminars in Methuen.
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