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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 10
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS AND JOURNEYMEN
54-1003A.  Definitions. (1) Electrical Contractor. Except as provided in section 54-1016, Idaho Code, any person, partnership, company, firm, association or corporation engaging in, conducting, or carrying on the business of installing wires or equipment to carry electric current or installing apparatus to be operated by such current, or entering into agreements to install such wires, equipment or apparatus, shall for the purpose of this act be known as an electrical contractor. An electrical contractor, prior to being issued a license, shall be required to provide proof of liability insurance in the amount of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) and proof of worker’s compensation insurance if applicable.
(2)  Journeyman Electrician. Except as provided in section 54-1016, Idaho Code, and subsections (3), (4), (5) and (6) of this section, any person who personally performs or supervises the actual physical work of installing electric wiring or equipment to convey electric current, or apparatus to be operated by such current, shall for the purpose of this act be known as a journeyman electrician.
(3)  Apprentice Electrician. Any person who, for the purpose of learning the trade of journeyman electrician, engages in the installation of electric wiring, equipment, or apparatus while under the constant on-the-job supervision of a qualified journeyman electrician shall for the purpose of this act be known as an apprentice electrician.
(4)  Maintenance Electrician. Any person who is regularly employed to service, maintain or repair electrical apparatus, or to make minor repairs or alterations to existing electrical wires or equipment located on his employer’s premises shall for the purpose of this act be known as a maintenance electrician.
(5)  Master Electrician. A person who has the necessary qualifications, training, experience and technical knowledge to plan, lay out or design the installation of electrical wiring or equipment, or to supervise such planning, layout, or design, and who performs or supervises such planning, layout or design, shall for the purpose of this act be known as a master electrician.
(6)  Limited Electrical Installer. A person having the necessary qualifications, training, experience and technical knowledge to install, alter, repair and supervise the installation, alteration or repair of special classes of electrical wiring, apparatus or equipment within categories adopted by the board. Limited electrical installers shall perform work only within the scope of the restricted category for which the person is licensed.
(7)  Limited Electrical Contractor. Except as provided in section 54-1016, Idaho Code, any person, partnership, company, firm, association or corporation engaging in, conducting or carrying on the business of installing, altering or repairing restricted categories of electrical wiring, apparatus or equipment within categories adopted by the board, or entering into agreements to perform such restricted work, shall for the purpose of this act be known as a limited electrical contractor. Limited electrical contractors shall perform work only within the scope of the restricted category for which the contractor is licensed. A limited electrical contractor, prior to being issued a license, shall be required to provide proof of liability insurance in the amount of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) and proof of worker’s compensation insurance if applicable.
(8)  Limited Electrical Installer Trainee. Any person who engages in the installation of restricted categories of electrical wiring, equipment or apparatus under the constant on-the-job supervision of a qualified limited electrical installer shall for the purpose of this act be known as a limited electrical installer trainee.
(9)  Electrical Facility Employer Account or Facility Account. An employer licensed with the division of building safety who employs individuals holding valid journeyman or master electrician licenses to perform alterations, extensions and new installations of electrical systems or components thereof on premises owned by the employer. The employer may also employ maintenance electricians in accordance with section 54-1016, Idaho Code.

History:
[54-1003A, added 1961, ch. 311, sec. 6, p. 583; am. 1986, ch. 296, sec. 3, p. 743; am. 1999, ch. 99, sec. 3, p. 312; am. 1999, ch. 367, sec. 3, p. 970; am. 2005, ch. 82, sec. 1, p. 294; am. 2018, ch. 208, sec. 5, p. 462; am. 2018, ch. 209, sec. 3, p. 469.]


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