Electrical Contractor Exam Information
In Alabama, you have 90 days to take the Electrical Contractors exam from the date that your application is approved. Don't wait to start studying. Get your hands on the Alabama 2014 Master Electrician Study Bundle (available only at Brown Technical Publications http://www.browntechnical.org/).
Complete the application found at www.aecb.state.al.us and submit all required information by the posted deadlines for review by the Board. Once your application is approved, you will be issued an authorization letter outlining instructions on how to schedule your examination. This authorization letter is only valid for 90 days. Do not submit your application in a quarter that you will not be prepared to take the examination. Authorization letters are not transferable. You will be required to submit a re-take form (available on the web site) along with an additional examination fee if you fail to schedule and take your examination within the authorized 90 days.
The application requires Work Affidavit(s) completed to document 8,000 (Four Years) hours of experience by a current or past employer. The required experience to qualify for this examination is to be in the commercial, industrial or residential fields. You must have held a supervisory or managerial position for the required amount of time. Maintenance experience of any type will not be counted towards the required amount of time. The application must be signed, notarized and have a current photograph attached in the appropriate area.
The Work Affidavit(s) must be completed by someone in the Human Resources Department, Company President/CEO, Electrician Contractor, Master Electrician, Electrical Engineer or Electrical Inspector. You cannot sign your own work affidavit. If you are self-employed and there is no one listed above that is available to sign a work affidavit, you must submit a signed notarized letter detailing the dates you went into business and a description of the electrical experience acquired in the business.
You are eligible to receive credit towards your experience from education obtained from vocation, post-secondary, or college level programs. One year of education substitutes for half a year of experience, up to a total of one year credit for experience. You must document this education on the application and submit transcripts of this program in order to receive credit.
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