041-6 Wyo. Code R. § 6-4 - Apprentice Electricians, Apprentice Electrician Training Programs and Apprentice Technicians

Current through April 9, 2022

(a) Any class, seminar, or course that is required by the Board as a part of the qualification for any electrician's license must have received approval from the Department for both the instructor and the course material prior to presentation of the class, seminar, or course.
(b) An apprentice electrician is any person working as an apprentice for a licensed electrical contractor and under the direct supervision of a licensed journeyman or master electrician.
(i) It is the responsibility of the electrical contractor employing apprentice electricians to register each with the Department within ten (10) days of hiring and to notify the Department within ten (10) days after termination.
(A) Prior to the initial apprentice electrician registration, or for apprentice electricians with prior work experience obtained outside the State of Wyoming, the following information shall be provided:
(I) Documentation of the total number of hours of all previous on-the job electrical work experience. Work shall have been governed by the minimum standards of the NEC, under the direct supervision or attestation of a licensed journeyman or licensed master electrician. A breakdown indicating number of hours obtained in residential, commercial and industrial work categories shall be included. Proof of work history shall be through notarized letters on company letterhead from past or present employers.
(II) Documentation of the total number of hours of all previous electrically related classroom instruction obtained through schools or through approved apprenticeship programs. Electrically related classroom instruction, or time spent in electrical school, shall be documented with transcripts from a school or classroom training records from an approved electrical apprenticeship program.
(ii) Apprentice electricians will be required to renew their registration with the Department yearly on or before September 1. The director for multi employer electrical apprenticeship training programs shall be allowed to renew the registrations for all apprentice electricians in their training program.
(iii) A notification of registration renewal will be mailed to all registered apprentices to their last submitted address approximately ninety (90) days prior to the renewal deadline.
(iv) Apprentice electricians applying to renew their registration with the Department shall provide proof to the Department of all experience and education completed since their license was last renewed.
(c) An application for electrical apprenticeship training program approval must be completed, submitted to the Department, and approved by the Department prior to employing apprentice electricians in the State of Wyoming. All information solicited by the Department on the application must be provided. Training programs which have previously received approval from the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, United States Department of Labor, will be accepted. However, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training approval is not required for an apprenticeship training program to receive approval from the Department.
(i) Whenever the Department denies an application for an electrical apprentice training program, the applicant may appeal such denial to the Board in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Board.
(d) Electrical contractors shall keep monthly records for each apprentice electrician which indicates the total number of hours of on-the-job work experience in the categories of residential, commercial, and industrial wiring. Monthly records shall also indicate the number of hours of classroom instruction obtained by each apprentice and the cumulative grade average for each apprentice electrician. These records shall be subject to review upon demand of the Department.
(e) The Department shall disapprove any electrical apprenticeship training program which does not possess or is not maintaining the required standards, as mandated by the Board.
(f) An apprentice technician is any person working as an apprentice for a licensed low voltage or limited electrical contractor and under the direct supervision of a licensed low voltage technician or licensed limited technician of the same license category.
(i) It is the responsibility of the low voltage or limited electrical contractor employing apprentice technicians to register each with the Department within ten (10) days of hiring, and to notify the Department within ten (10) days after termination.
(A) Prior to the initial apprentice technician registration, or for apprentice technicians with prior work experience obtained outside the State of Wyoming, the following information shall be provided:
(I) Documentation of all previous electrical work experience associated with the low voltage or limited category in which the apprentice technician will be employed. Work shall have been governed by the minimum standards of the NEC. Proof of work history shall be through notarized letters on company letterhead from past or present employers.
(II) Documentation of all previous electrically related classroom instruction obtained through schools or through apprenticeship programs. Electrically related classroom instruction, or time spent in electrical school, shall be documented with transcripts from a school or classroom training records from an electrical apprenticeship program.
(ii) Apprentice technicians will be required to renew their registration with the Department each year on or before September 1. A notification of registration renewal will be mailed to the last submitted address to all registered apprentices approximately ninety (90) days prior to the renewal deadline. Apprentice technicians renewing their registration with the Department will be required to provide proof of the following:
(A) The total number of hours of on the job work experience obtained during the twelve (12) month period from July 1 of the previous year to June 30 of the current year. Work shall have been governed by the minimum standards of the NEC, under the direct supervision or attestation of a licensed low voltage technician or a licensed limited technician of the same license category. Documentation of work history shall be through notarized letters on company letterhead from past or present employers. It shall be the responsibility of the apprentice technician to provide proof of experience to the Department.

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041-6 Wyo. Code R. § 6-4

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