Montana Code Annotated 2017



Part 3. Licensing

Master Electricians -- Application -- Qualifications -- Contents Of Examination -- Fees

37-68-304. Master electricians -- application -- qualifications -- contents of examination -- fees. (1) An applicant for a master electrician's license shall furnish written evidence of at least one of the following:

(a) being a graduate electrical engineer of an accredited college or university and having a minimum of 2,000 hours of legally obtained practical electrical experience; or

(b) having at least 8,000 hours of legally obtained journeyman level experience in planning, laying out, or supervising the installation and repair of wiring, apparatus, or equipment for electrical light, heat, and power.

(2) An applicant for a license as a master electrician shall file an application on a form furnished by the department, submit appropriate fees, and satisfactorily pass an examination prescribed by the board. The board shall notify each applicant that the evidence submitted with the applicant's application is sufficient to qualify to take the examination or that the evidence is insufficient and is rejected. If the application is rejected, the board shall set forth the reasons in the notice to the applicant.

(3) The examination must consist of at least 80 questions designed to fairly test the applicant's knowledge and the applicant's technical application skills in the following subjects:

(a) the national electric code; and

(b) board rules and applicable laws under Title 37.

(4) The board shall determine by rule the fees to be charged an applicant for each examination or reexamination. The fees must be commensurate with costs.

History: En. Sec. 7, Ch. 148, L. 1965; amd. Sec. 275, Ch. 350, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 66-2807(1); amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 245, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 15, Ch. 196, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 111, Ch. 467, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 257, L. 2009.