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Old 06-09-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
 
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I am licensed in Michigan as a master and contractor. Any one know what it takes to be licensed in north carolina
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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I am licensed in Michigan as a master and contractor. Any one know what it takes to be licensed in north carolina
Nope, but I made the same move 2 years ago from Detroit to Charlotte. You will love it here (Yankee )
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http://www.ncbeec.org/modules/content/index.php?id=1

All the info you need is right here. Make sure to read EVERYTHING.

In order to qualify for your Limited Electrical License (any job below 600V and $40,000.00), you need to be able to document 5 years of training or primary experience. For an Unlimited License you need to document 7 years of primary experience. There are other classifications, such Single Family Dwelling License, and Low Voltage License, that you can take as well that have other requirements I am not as familiar with. The Unlimited test is not really any harder than the Limited.

Others who have taken the test in multiple States say that the test here is one of the toughest, so make sure you study up. I think on average about 15% of the people who sit for each exam pass it. The test is open book, with a code book they provide. There is also a State Law book you can purchase. There are several questions from the law book, so make sure you study that as well. Failure to do so is one of the reasons many don't pass the test the first time.

If you are wondering about moving here, I moved here from Connecticut 14 years ago, and love it down here. You only have to shovel snow once every other year or so. The mountains and the beaches are both less than 2 hours away. Charlotte and Raleigh are both great cities to live in. I don't know of too many people that have moved down here that didn't love it.

Work here in Raleigh is so-so right now. Fayetteville is still busy as hell with government work (army bases). In the Eastern part of the State, work has pretty much gone down the tubes. I'm not sure about Charlotte or Greensboro. Good luck!
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you could possibly see if the board will grandfather you in, may take like a year or may have to take the masters test in NC
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go to www.ncbeec.comgood luck with your move.
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you could possibly see if the board will grandfather you in, may take like a year or may have to take the masters test in NC
NC has reciprocity with some States - GA, FL, VA, & some others - but Michigan isn't one of them.
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NC has reciprocity with some States - GA, FL, VA, & some others - but Michigan isn't one of them.
yeah but NC can check with the BBB of michigan to see if there are any complaints of bad contracting and a possibility of grandfathering could occur, and will probably have to give up michigan license in order to do business in NC
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Nope, but I made the same move 2 years ago from Detroit to Charlotte. You will love it here (Yankee )
Just from driving through North Carolina back in November, its one of the places I'd love to go back to and see more of. While the wife and kids were sleeping, I was having some drinks with a pile of electricians and welders staying at the same motel I was in (can't remember the name of the town off hand) and had good evening after 18 hours of driving. I'd honestly love trying to move out there if I thought I could make as good a living there as I do here. The climate and the mountains are what do it for me But its hard to walk away from the comfort of living in an area that's pretty much recession proof and stable year round as far as work goes and my future is secure.

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Welcome to the forum and North Carolina.
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Welcome to the forum and North Carolina.
You forgot to add "Yankee"

Some advice PLC. (Lessons learned)

Go easy on the sweet tea, start with half and half, you dont know what sweet is.

Blue Devils or Tar Heels, make your choice now.

Pick a church, if you dont go to church memorize a name of one.

That thing you do on a grill in your yard is not Barbeque. It is grilling.

There are 5 different types of BBQ, learn them or be humiliated at your first pig pickin'

Dont be afraid of the moonshine

Dont laugh at the "snow day" when there is 1/64" of snow, no one else will be at work, take it off and enjoy it.

Try the boiled peanuts (Twice), get them from a guy in a van on the side of the road, a mispelled sign is a good sign of a good one. (Ex: Bolled P-nuts)
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Blue Devils or Tar Heels, make your choice now.
Choose the Tarheels because there is no other. Here you go Zog. "Yankee"
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About a month ago I had planned to move to NC until I realized a few things:

Jobs pay much less than they do up here.

Rednecks hate Yankees. (I learned this from Inphase277.)

Women are much more attractive in the south, but what difference does it make because if I can't attract a woman up here, what makes me think it will be any different in the south?

So this Yank is just going to stay in Yankee land with all the other Yanks.
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Rednecks hate Yankees. (I learned this from Inphase277.)
Us Rednecks don't hate you Yankees.
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Us Rednecks don't hate you Yankees.
My post was a failed attempt at humor apparently.
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Fayetteville is still busy as hell with government work (army bases).
There is a $53 million dollar electricial job coming out of the ground in Fayetteville, and I think the whole project is a little over $1 billion.
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No I got it I was laughing.
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will probably have to give up michigan license in order to do business in NC
I really don't think you would have to give up yuor Michigan License to do business here in NC.
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Here is a link of a guy that teaches a class that is geared just for taking the state exam and this guy has a pretty good pass rate for his students. www.jcrproductions.com
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Dont be afraid of the moonshine
I've been here 14 years, and I'm still afraid of the moonshine

Everything else on the list is spot on though. Mmmmm.......bolled p-nuts
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Rednecks hate Yankees. (I learned this from Inphase277.)
They are harmless. My first week here I met an old timer who called me a damn yankee. I reminded him that us yankees whooped their southern asses on their home turf. He didn't know what to say and we eventually became very good friends.
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