Queen Annes County, MD
 
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§ 11-8 Application; qualifications, issuance; appeals.

A. 
Application in general.
(1) 
An individual who desires to be employed as a master or restricted electrician or journeyperson in Queen Anne's County shall apply to the Board for the license examination.
[Amended 2-14-2017 by Ord. No. 16-23[1]]
[1]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also amended the title of Art. II.
(2) 
The Board shall provide the individual with the appropriate forms.
B. 
Required experience for master electrician's license.
(1) 
An applicant for the master electrician's license examination must have been regularly and principally employed or engaged in electrical construction, maintenance, installation and repair of all types of electrical equipment and apparatus for not less than seven years preceding the date of the application, under the direction and supervision of a master electrician.
(2) 
For three of the seven years, the applicant must have been actively in charge of electrical installation work.
(3) 
The Board may credit up to three years of formal course study or professional training in electrical installation if, in the opinion of the Board, the study or training provided comparable experience and training otherwise attainable under the supervision of a master electrician.
C. 
Required experience for restricted license.
(1) 
An applicant shall provide documentation to the Electrical Board that the applicant has been actively engaged in electrical installation work under the supervision of a master or restricted electrician for a period of at least five years and shall satisfactorily pass an accredited examination with respect to the particular class or type of work to be covered by the license applied for.
(2) 
The Board may credit the applicant up to one year for formal course study or training providing comparable experience and training otherwise attainable under the supervisor of a licensed electrician as stated above or while employed by a governmental agency. For the purpose of defining one year, it shall mean at least 2,000 hours worked.
(3) 
The applicant shall have been regularly and principally employed or engaged in electrical construction maintenance, installation, and repair of all types of electrical equipment and apparatus under the direction or supervision of a licensed master or licensed restricted electrician for at least five years and shall satisfactorily pass an accredited examination for this type of license. For the purpose of defining one year, it shall mean at least 2,000 hours worked.
D. 
Required experience for journeyperson's license.
[Added 2-14-2017 by Ord. No. 16-23[2]]
(1) 
The applicant shall have been regularly and principally employed or engaged in electrical construction maintenance, installation, and repair of all types of electrical equipment and apparatus under the direction or supervision of a licensed master electrician for at least four years and shall satisfactorily pass an accredited examination for this type of license. For the purpose of defining one year, it shall mean at least 2,000 hours worked.
(2) 
The Board may credit the applicant up to one year for formal course study of training providing comparable experience and training otherwise attainable under the supervisor of a licensed electrician as stated above or while employed by a governmental agency. For the purpose of defining one year, it shall mean at least 2,000 hours worked.
(3) 
The Board shall waive examination requirements for a licensed journeyperson from a reciprocating jurisdiction who has passed an equivalent examination and is in good standing with their local jurisdiction.
[2]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated former Subsections D through H as Subsections E through I, respectively.
E. 
Application procedure.
(1) 
Each application for the license examination shall be in writing on the forms provided by the Board and shall be accompanied by a fee set by the County Commissioners.
(2) 
An applicant shall file an application with the Board at least 45 days before the examination date.
(3) 
Following receipt of the application and the fee, the Board may investigate the qualifications of the applicant, including the education and experience required by this section.
(4) 
The Board shall notify the applicant of eligibility for examination at least 15 days before the examination.
(5) 
Any applicant who fails to appear for a scheduled examination and still desires to take the examination shall file a new application and pay a new fee. The Board may waive this requirement for good cause.
F. 
Examination.
(1) 
The Board shall hold license examinations quarterly on dates designated by the Board.
(2) 
The license examination shall require knowledge of all applicable codes or other rules, laws or principles of electrical installations.
(3) 
The questions shall be obtained from a list of questions submitted by the Maryland Uniform Electrical Licensing Examination Committee, Inc.
G. 
Passing grade.
(1) 
Each applicant shall take and pass the objective written examination to determine his or her fitness for a master or restricted electrician or journeyperson license.
[Amended 2-14-2017 by Ord. No. 16-23]
(2) 
The passing grade for the examination shall be 70%.
(3) 
The notice of the examination shall specify the passing grade.
H. 
Licensure.
(1) 
Within 45 days after the examination, the Board shall inform the applicant, in writing, whether or not the applicant passed the application.
(2) 
If the applicant passed, the Board shall issue a license, subject to compliance by the applicant with the requirements of § 11-11 of this chapter.
(3) 
The license shall be issued only in the personal name of the licensee or to a licensee as a qualified agent assigned to a single person, firm or corporation by which the licensee is principally employed.
I. 
Appeals.
(1) 
If the Board rejects an applicant's application for a master, restricted or journeyperson electrician's license, the applicant may appeal to a Board of Arbitration.
[Amended 2-14-2017 by Ord. No. 16-23]
(2) 
The Board of Arbitration shall consist of three members; one person selected by the applicant; one person selected by the Board; and a third person selected by the two persons named to the Board of Arbitration by the applicant and Board, respectively.
(3) 
The decision of the majority of the Board of Arbitration shall be final and binding on all of the parties to the appeal.
(4) 
The members of the Board of Arbitration shall be paid $25 each, the total of which shall be deposited with the Board by the applicant.
(5) 
If the Board of Arbitration affirms the decision of the Board, the money deposited shall be used to pay the Board of Arbitration members.
(6) 
If the Board's decision is reversed, the Board of Arbitration members shall be paid $25 each by the County, and the deposit shall be returned to the applicant.
(7) 
The applicant shall still be responsible for the application fee.

§ 11-9 Grievances.

The Board has full power and authority to hear and determine grievances concerning licensees. All requests for Board actions shall be made in writing to the Board.

§ 11-10 Temporary License.

A. 
The Board may adopt regulations for the issuance of a license to a qualified person of limited jurisdiction for a limited period of time when, in the discretion of the Board, circumstances require that it be issued.
B. 
In the event of death of a master/restricted electrician holding the license for a company, firm or corporation, such company, firm or corporation shall make written application to the Board for a temporary license. The Board may issue a one-hundred-eighty-day temporary license to a qualified master or restricted electrician so designated to represent the firm, company, or corporation, upon a successful oral interview given by at least three members of the Board. This temporary license may only be used to complete the work already in progress within the boundaries of Queen Anne's County. The Board will have the authority to waive or amend this rule as individual circumstances may require.

§ 11-11 Insurance requirements.

A. 
In general. A person may not be licensed as a master or restricted electrician under this chapter unless the person carries general liability insurance in an amount of at least $300,000 and property damage insurance in an amount of at least $100,000.
B. 
Proof. An applicant for the issuance or renewal of a license shall furnish the Board with proof that the insurance has been obtained before the Board shall issue or renew the license.
C. 
Notice of cancellation. Within 10 days of the cancellation date, a person licensed as a master electrician/restricted electrician shall forward to the Board any notice of cancellation of the master electrician's general liability insurance.