Section 1 of the act modifies the competency requirement by requiring an applicant seeking renewal or reinstatement of his or her license to complete 24 hours of continuing education during each cycle of his or her license in compliance with board rules. The continuing education requirements established by the board must include course work related to the National Electrical Code, including core competencies as determined by the board.
Section 2 requires inspections performed by the state, an incorporated town or city, a county, a city and county, or a qualified state institution of higher education to include a contemporaneous review to ensure that a project is in compliance with electrician licensure and inspection requirements; however, a contemporaneous review is not required for each inspection of the project. Each incorporated town or city, county, city and county, or qualified state institution of higher education conducting inspections is required to develop standard procedures to advise its inspectors how to conduct a contemporaneous review and to post its current procedures on its website.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)