A year after the state started requiring electricians to obtain state-certified training, the Connecticut Department of Transportation has made the transition to a program that’s a lot more straightforward and easier to use.
Beginning in 2019, Connecticut’s electrician and contractor licensing process will be more streamlined than it was before, including a streamlined licensing process for electricians.
New legislation passed by the Legislature in 2019 and signed into law by Gov.
Dannel Malloy in 2020 allowed electricians, construction and related tradespeople to obtain a state-issued training certificate online and for training that takes place in person.
The new certification will be offered by the Connecticut State Electricians Association and CTIA, a non-profit organization that represents the electricians union.
Electricians and construction workers will now have to register with the state in order to obtain their certification online.
It’s also now easier for electrician apprentices to get training, said Steve Boggess, the director of the Connecticut Electricians Guild, the union representing electricians across the state.CTIA and the CTIA of New England are now working together to expand training to include electricians in the construction trades.
“It will provide the same quality of training, which is the same, but will be online,” Boggness said.
“This is a really big step forward for electric workers, especially for apprentices, who are getting the most out of their education.”
New York’s new licensing processThe state has been expanding its licensing process to cover all trades, said Michael McLeod, the commissioner of the New York Department of Financial Services.
The state’s licensing process is now more streamlined, and all trades can now obtain their state-level training certificates online, he said.
However, there are some changes in New York that make it more difficult for electricists to obtain certification.
For example, electricians need to obtain two separate certificates.
McLeod said there are more stringent requirements for contractors, who need to complete a state assessment, and contractors are required to complete an assessment and pay a $25 assessment fee.
The New York state Department of Banking and Insurance is also making some changes to the licensing process.
New York requires electricians who are licensed to provide a written certification in writing, which requires them to provide the required documentation.
However in 2019 the department said that there are now no such requirements for electric contractors.
McLeod said that the state is also adding more stringent testing requirements for construction contractors.
The state now requires that a contractor must have a written report from an electrician who has been certified by the state and who is at least 16 years old to be considered an apprentice electrician, McLeod explained.
“For those that don’t have a degree in construction, we are requiring an annual examination that can be done by an electricians association,” McLeod told Newsday.
“It’s not something that’s really out of the ordinary, and it’s just another way to help them better understand the safety requirements for their job.”
Connecticut’s electrical safety rulesNew York requires all electrical contractors to complete written tests to prove that they are qualified to perform their job.
The tests include a series of tests, including those to determine whether the electrician has the ability to use and maintain the equipment, perform basic maintenance tasks, and perform tasks related to the design, installation and safety of the equipment.
McLane said that for construction and electrician workers, these tests are not as extensive.
“We’ve actually made a few minor changes, but those are really small,” he said, adding that the requirements are still the same for all trades.
McKinnon said that although it was difficult to get an electrical engineer license, the state has increased its emphasis on education and training.
“What you’re really going to get is the knowledge of how to be a safe electrician,” McKinnon said.
“The first three years of training will be the most important,” he added.
McMcKirk said that in addition to the standard written exams, electrician apprentice certificates will be issued to apprentices that complete the state’s training program.
“They’ll also be required to take the practical examination that they’ve had to take for their apprentice license,” he explained.
“That’s one of the things that really sets the apprentices apart from other apprentices.”
McKane added that the apprentices will be required through the apprenticeship to complete additional training in safety.
McKinney said that, in addition, the apprentices must complete a training course and pass a physical and safety exam.
“As far as physical safety goes, that is really the most difficult part of the apprenticeships,” he noted.
“We have to have them take physicals and do physicals to ensure they are safe.”
McKinsey added that apprentices will also be asked to sign a statement of employment, which states that the apprentice has completed a minimum of 25