I just learned today that our qualifier that holds the electrical license for our company based in NC is leaving us high and dry. I am one year short of experience of qualifying to take the exam myself. I was anticipating getting my own license so that I could partner with the owner to expand operations. Couple of questions:
1. Is there a time limitation on how long the qualifier has to remove the company name from the license? I assume it is the date last worked by the qualifier. I see on the ncbeec website that our current jobs will not be affected because we have met the qualifications (permit, contract, etc.).
2. When the owner gets another qualifier, will this affect the hours of experience that I have already accumulated? I’m assuming they can still be attributed to the same company even if the qualifier is different.
A little background – Owner of company is in the process of getting his electrical license. Has it in another state but does not have reciprocity with NC (Its amazing the variations from state to state!) Scheduled for test, just needs to pass it.
I’m probably worried over nothing major. I’m just anticipating the worst case scenario should the owner not pass the test or find another qualifier. Any of you been in this situation when you were first starting out?