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Just got my Trainee License this last week and am working towards a 4 year commercial. I do have a question if anyone can advise on this. I just tonight applied for a local boat builder Apprentice Electrician Job. It will be Marine AC/DC. will this be a good move for me wanting to continue on too commercial, and can a boat builder satisfy the WA requirement for commercial? The builder is Nichols Brothers on Whidbey Island.
 

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Hello,

Just got my Trainee License this last week and am working towards a 4 year commercial. I do have a question if anyone can advise on this. I just tonight applied for a local boat builder Apprentice Electrician Job. It will be Marine AC/DC. will this be a good move for me wanting to continue on too commercial, and can a boat builder satisfy the WA requirement for commercial? The builder is Nichols Brothers on Whidbey Island.
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Welcome to the show! I don't know the answer to your question but like the other poster said, make sure your hours working with the boat builder will count- from my understanding they'll have to sign off on your hours once you go to renew your trainee card. Also I think you will have to take electrical-related classes to renew as well.

A good idea may be also to keep a sort of work log for yourself and document the time you've done doing different tasks. They have us do this for the apprenticeship program I'm in- at the end of the day we mark off hours pulling wire, bending pipe, doing rigid :eek: etc. It helps because you can look back and see if there are areas you need more experience in, to become a well-rounded electrician! :thumbup:
 

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Welcome to the show! I don't know the answer to your question but like the other poster said, make sure your hours working with the boat builder will count- from my understanding they'll have to sign off on your hours once you go to renew your trainee card. Also I think you will have to take electrical-related classes to renew as well.

A good idea may be also to keep a sort of work log for yourself and document the time you've done doing different tasks. They have us do this for the apprenticeship program I'm in- at the end of the day we mark off hours pulling wire, bending pipe, doing rigid :eek: etc. It helps because you can look back and see if there are areas you need more experience in, to become a well-rounded electrician! :thumbup:
Where on the west side are you? I take my CEU's at CCEC try to do all of them in Everett but a few will be in Tacoma. As for the Marine AC/DC the company is registered and will report.
 

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Where on the west side are you? I take my CEU's at CCEC try to do all of them in Everett but a few will be in Tacoma. As for the Marine AC/DC the company is registered and will report.
Actually I'm in the south puget sound area.
 

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Welcome PNWAngler, There are a few of us on this board now from Wa state :), Im from Bellingham but am currently in Iraq right now. I bounce around form Local 191 to Local 46.
 

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Hello,

Just got my Trainee License this last week and am working towards a 4 year commercial. I do have a question if anyone can advise on this. I just tonight applied for a local boat builder Apprentice Electrician Job. It will be Marine AC/DC. will this be a good move for me wanting to continue on too commercial, and can a boat builder satisfy the WA requirement for commercial? The builder is Nichols Brothers on Whidbey Island.

I may be wrong here, but I think any hours that are accumulated into another specialty license can go towards your 01. At BTC we're told to do a 02 then start commercial, so I think thats about the same thing.

But, I dont know which specialty license, if any, this would fit into.
 

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I may be wrong here, but I think any hours that are accumulated into another specialty license can go towards your 01. At BTC we're told to do a 02 then start commercial, so I think thats about the same thing.
I think I've heard a similar thing. From the Waashington State site, it seems that as long as you fulfill the requirements for experience, you can become an general journeyman (01)....

http://www.lni.wa.gov/TradesLicensing/Electrical/LicenseExamEd/LicenseCert/Electrician/
 

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I may be wrong here, but I think any hours that are accumulated into another specialty license can go towards your 01. At BTC we're told to do a 02 then start commercial, so I think thats about the same thing.

But, I dont know which specialty license, if any, this would fit into.
They are telling you to have two cards?, this means twice the required CEU's also. I would not take my Journeyman at 2 years unless I had no desire to go commercial or industrial. Someone else with more knowledge may have a better idea but for me this makes no since other then to get Residential Journeyman work, but then if that was it you would not be filling the trainee for commercial.
 

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They are telling you to have two cards?, this means twice the required CEU's also. I would not take my Journeyman at 2 years unless I had no desire to go commercial or industrial. Someone else with more knowledge may have a better idea but for me this makes no since other then to get Residential Journeyman work, but then if that was it you would not be filling the trainee for commercial.
Yea, you'd still have to have your Trainee card, but most of us want to work for ourselves and this lets you achieve that. Just another way of getting your 01.
 
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