Iowa Admin. Code r. 661-502.1 - License categories and licenses required.

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 6, September 22, 2021

(1) The following license categories are established:
a. Electrical contractor.
b. Residential electrical contractor.
c. Master electrician, class A.
d. Master electrician, class B.
e. Residential master electrician.
f. Journeyman electrician, class A.
g. Journeyman electrician, class B.
h. Residential electrician.
i. Apprentice electrician.
j. Special electrician.
k. Unclassified person.
l. Inactive master electrician.
(2) A person who holds any class of license issued by the board, other than a class B license, a residential electrical contractor license, a residential master electrician license, or a residential electrician license, may perform the work authorized by that license anywhere within the state of Iowa. A person who holds a special electrician license may perform the work which is authorized by that license endorsement. A person who holds a class B license may perform the work authorized by that license except in a political subdivision which, by local ordinance, has, pursuant to Iowa Code section 103.29, subsection 4, restricted or barred such work by a person who holds a class B license. A person who holds a residential electrical contractor license, a residential master electrician license, or a residential electrician license may perform the work authorized by that license anywhere within the state of Iowa except within a political subdivision which has, by local ordinance, restricted the use of such a license.
(3) A person who does not have a current valid license shall not perform work as an electrician or as an unclassified person. A person shall not perform work which requires licensing and which is not specifically authorized under the license issued.

EXCEPTION 1: A person who holds a current valid license issued by a political subdivision may perform work as an electrician or unclassified person within the corporate limits of the political subdivision which issued the license.

EXCEPTION 2: A person may work for up to 100 continuous days as an unclassified person prior to obtaining a license. Any documented time during which a person has worked as an unclassified person prior to January 1, 2008, or any time during which a person has worked as a licensed unclassified person shall be credited to any applicable experience requirement. Any time during which a person works as an unclassified person without a license on or after January 1, 2008, shall not be counted toward any such experience requirement, except that a person may receive credit for time worked as an unclassified person on or after January 1, 2008, without a license if the person has applied for a license.

EXCEPTION 3: Electrical installations in buildings, including residences or facilities which are being constructed as part of a course of instruction by an accredited educational institution, may be performed by a person who is not licensed. Such installations are subject to the requirements for permits and inspections pursuant to 661-Chapter 552.

EXCEPTION 4: A license is not required for a person who performs any electrical installation on a farm or a farm building if the farm building is not regularly open to the public as a place of business for the retail sale of goods, wares, services, or merchandise and if the person performing the installation is associated with the farm as a holder of a legal or equitable interest, a relative or employee of the holder, or an operator or manager of the farm. This exception does not apply to a residential installation located on a farm.

(4) An apprentice electrician or an unclassified person, while performing electrical work, shall be directly supervised at all times by a master electrician or a journeyman electrician or, while performing residential electrical work only, by a residential master electrician, a residential electrician, or a special residential electrician. A master electrician, a journeyman electrician, a residential master electrician, a residential electrician, or a special residential electrician shall at no time directly supervise more than three apprentice electricians and unclassified persons at once. For purposes of this subrule, "unclassified person" includes a person who is working as an unclassified person and holds either an "unclassified person" license or another license issued by the board.
(5) A journeyman electrician or a residential electrician shall work under the general direction of a master electrician or, while performing residential electrical work only, under the general direction of a residential master electrician. A special residential electrician may perform residential work without supervision or direction.

Notes

Iowa Admin. Code r. 661-502.1
ARC 8396B, IAB 12/16/09, effective 2/1/10; ARC 9234B, IAB 11/17/10, effective 1/1/11; ARC 9811B, IAB 10/19/11, effective 12/1/11 Amended by IAB April 11, 2018/Volume XL, Number 21, effective 3/26/2018

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