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hello to my fellow Canadian electricians. Im new to this site but I love it already, a lot of great information here. I am in Edson, alberta and thinking of getting my masters and have heard that the masters course is pretty essential to passing. Just wondering if anyone has done this course at home or online (from nait or sait) and if you would recommend it. Taking time off for 2 weeks to attend classes might be tricky. thanks.
 

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I took the course at Nait and was well worth it so I highly recommend it. Not sure if Norm still teaches it but if he does your in luck, he was a great instructor and has lots of useful stories to tell.
 

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hello to my fellow Canadian electricians. Im new to this site but I love it already, a lot of great information here. I am in Edson, alberta and thinking of getting my masters and have heard that the masters course is pretty essential to passing. Just wondering if anyone has done this course at home or online (from nait or sait) and if you would recommend it. Taking time off for 2 weeks to attend classes might be tricky. thanks.
Take all the schooling it takes.

Good luck on the exam, and Welcome to the forum..:thumbup:
 

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After you work in the field for at least 3 years I think most forget or don't use a lot of stuff that you've learned in school. So the course.

I know I'd sure need one pass.

I believe 99cents took the online course from NAIT. He will be around to comment on it.
 

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In Alberta it lets us sign electrical permits.

We then get to tell the boss to shove it and go out on our own to make half the money. :)

You get to put it on your card (I do) much like a Dr. or Accountant. This is to impress the clients as to the illusion you must be better than a standard electrician.

Much like you introducing yourself and your 4th year apprentice to a couple of babe carpenters. You say hi, I'm Jim the journeyman electrician and this is paul my dumb apprentice. << works every time if you can find a couple of babe carpenters in the bar.

I'm changing out some smoke alarms. The guy says "are you an electrician or a specialist"? So I give him my card (says Dave, Master Electrician), an invoice, and a info sheet on why I chose Photoelectric Alarms signed Dave, Master Electrician (Alberta).

He wasn't impressed. :eek:

Followed me around nattering about me selling the Condo Board on changing out the alarms. Guy probably has more money in his trick shoe heel then I'm worth. But he doesn't want to part with it.

Oh well, it will work on the babes for a bit anyway. :thumbsup:
 

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I see 99 hasn't been here yet.

Must have found someone to keep him warm last night. :thumbup::thumbup:
 

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After you work in the field for at least 3 years I think most forget or don't use a lot of stuff that you've learned in school. So the course.

I know I'd sure need one pass.

I believe 99cents took the online course from NAIT. He will be around to comment on it.
Yeah, I took the correspondence course from NAIT. A thousand bucks at that time but it was essential. I couldn't have passed without it. I beat my brains out for about a month, then took a mental break and then did it all over again. The only time I spoke with my tutor was to argue a point and I still think I'm right :) .

I passed the exams with lots of room to spare but you have to be committed to it and then book your exams while everything is still fresh in your mind.

I didn't take the NAIT exam because it is redundant. The prize is the Master's license.
 
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