SPS 305.44(6)(b)1.1. The renewal of a license as a licensed journeyman electrician shall be contingent upon the journeyman electrician obtaining at least 24 hours of acceptable continuing education prior to the expiration date of the license as specified in s. SPS 305.08 and Table 305.06, except as provided in subd. 2.
SPS 305.44(6)(b)2. 2. A person who holds a license as a licensed journeyman electrician may apply to the department for waiver of the continuing education requirements under subd. 1. on the grounds of prolonged illness or disability or similar circumstances. Each application for waiver shall be considered individually on its merits by the department.
SPS 305.44(6)(b)3. 3. A person who initially obtained his or her journeyman electrician license without having successfully passed a journeyman electrician license examination and whose request to renew his or her license is denied because of the failure to fulfill the continuing education requirements of subd. 1., shall be required to take and pass the journeyman electrician license examination in order to reacquire the journeyman electrician license.
SPS 305.44 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; am. (1) (b), (3) (b), (5) (b) 2., (6) (b) 3., Register, March, 1998, No. 507, eff. 4-1-98; am. (1) (intro.), (5) (a), (b) (intro.) and 1., (6) (b) 1. and 2., Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 03-075: r. and recr. (6) (b) 1., am. (6) (b) 3. Register June 2004 No. 582, eff. 8-1-04; CR 09-028: am. (1) (intro.), (2) (intro.), (3) (a), (4), (5) (a), (b) (intro.), 1., and (6) Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; correction in (2) (a), (b), (4), (5) (a), (b) 1., (6) (a) 2., (b) 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 14-010: am. (6) (b) 1. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 16-093: r. (1), r. and recr. (3), renum. (5) (a) to (5), r. (5) (b), am. (6) (b) 3. Register June 2018 No. 650, eff. 8-1-18; correction in (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register June 2018.
SPS 305.443 SPS 305.443 Industrial journeyman electricians.
SPS 305.443(1)(1)General. A person may obtain a license as a licensed industrial journeyman electrician by either one of the following:
SPS 305.443(1)(a) (a) Taking and passing the industrial journeyman electrician licensure examination.
SPS 305.443(1)(b) (b) Completing an industrial electrical apprenticeship.
SPS 305.443(2) (2)Application for examination. A person applying to take an industrial journeyman electrician licensure examination shall submit all of the following:
SPS 305.443(2)(a) (a) An application in accordance with s. SPS 305.01.
SPS 305.443(2)(b) (b) An application fee and examination fee in accordance with s. SPS 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.443(3) (3)Qualifications for examination.
SPS 305.443(3)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), a person applying for a industrial journeyman electrician licensure examination shall have at least 1,000 hours per year of experience for at least 5 years in industrial electrical wiring work.
SPS 305.443(3)(b) (b) Relative to the experience required under par. (a), each semester spent full-time in a school of electrical engineering or other accredited college, university, technical or vocational school in an electrical-related program shall be considered equivalent to 500 hours of experience, with no more than 2,000 hours and 2 years of experience through education being credited toward the required experience.
SPS 305.443(4) (4)Examination. Except as provided in sub. (1) (b), a person seeking to obtain an industrial journeyman electrician license shall take and pass an examination in accordance with s. SPS 305.09.
SPS 305.443(5) (5)Application for licensure.
SPS 305.443(5)(a) (a) Upon notification of the successful passage of the examination for an industrial journeyman electrician license, a person may obtain the license by submitting an application and the license fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.09 (7) (c).
SPS 305.443(5)(b) (b) A person may apply for a license as a licensed industrial journeyman electrician by submitting all of the following:
SPS 305.443(5)(b)1. 1. An application, application fee and a license fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.443(5)(b)2. 2. Evidence of completing an industrial electrical apprenticeship program and the program has been recognized by the department of workforce development and the federal department of labor.
SPS 305.443(6) (6)Renewal.
SPS 305.443(6)(a)1.1. A person may renew his or her license as an industrial journeyman electrician.
SPS 305.443(6)(a)2. 2. An industrial journeyman electrician license shall be renewed in accordance with s. SPS 305.07.
SPS 305.443(6)(b)1.1. The renewal of a license as a licensed industrial journeyman electrician shall be contingent upon the industrial journeyman electrician obtaining at least 18 hours of acceptable continuing education prior to the expiration date of the license as specified in s. SPS 305.08 and Table 305.06, except as provided in subd. 2.
SPS 305.443(6)(b)2. 2. A person who holds a license as a licensed industrial journeyman electrician may apply to the department for waiver of the continuing education requirements under subd. 1. on the grounds of prolonged illness or disability or similar circumstances. Each application for waiver shall be considered individually on its merits by the department.
SPS 305.443(6)(b)3. 3. A person who initially obtained his or her industrial journeyman electrician license by completing an industrial electrical apprenticeship and whose request to renew his or her license is denied because of the failure to fulfill the continuing education requirements of subd. 1., shall be required to take and pass the industrial journeyman electrician licensure examination in order to reacquire the industrial journeyman electrician license.
SPS 305.443 History History: CR 09-028: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; correction in (2) (a), (b), (4), (5) (a), (b) 1., (6) (a) 2., (b) 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 14-010: am. (6) (b) 1. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 305.447 SPS 305.447 Residential journeyman electricians.
SPS 305.447(1)(1)General. A person may obtain a license as a licensed residential journeyman electrician by either one of the following:
SPS 305.447(1)(a) (a) Taking and passing the residential journeyman electrician licensure examination.
SPS 305.447(1)(b) (b) Completing a residential electrical wiring apprenticeship.
SPS 305.447(2) (2)Application for examination. A person applying to take a residential journeyman electrician licensure examination shall submit all of the following:
SPS 305.447(2)(a) (a) An application in accordance with s. SPS 305.01.
SPS 305.447(2)(b) (b) An application fee and examination fee in accordance with s. SPS 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.447(3) (3)Qualifications for examination.
SPS 305.447(3)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), a person applying for a residential journeyman electrician licensure examination shall have at least 1,000 hours per year of experience for at least 3 years in residential electrical wiring work.
SPS 305.447(3)(b) (b) Relative to the experience required under par. (a), each semester spent full-time in a school of electrical engineering or other accredited college, university, technical or vocational school in an electrical-related program shall be considered equivalent to 500 hours of experience, with no more than 2,000 hours and 2 years of experience through education being credited toward the required experience.
SPS 305.447(4) (4)Examination. Except as provided in sub. (1) (b), a person seeking to obtain a residential journeyman electrician license shall take and pass an examination in accordance with s. SPS 305.09.
SPS 305.447(5) (5)Application for licensure.
SPS 305.447(5)(a) (a) Upon notification of the successful passage of the examination for a residential journeyman electrician license, a person may obtain the license by submitting an application and the license fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.09 (7) (c).
SPS 305.447(5)(b) (b) A person may apply for a license as a licensed residential journeyman electrician by submitting all of the following:
SPS 305.447(5)(b)1. 1. An application, application fee and a license fee in accordance with ss. SPS 305.01 and 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.447(5)(b)2. 2. Evidence of completing a residential electrical wiring apprenticeship program and the program has been recognized by the department of workforce development and the federal department of labor.
SPS 305.447(6) (6)Renewal.
SPS 305.447(6)(a)1.1. A person may renew his or her license as a residential journeyman electrician.
SPS 305.447(6)(a)2. 2. A residential journeyman electrician license shall be renewed in accordance with s. SPS 305.07.
SPS 305.447(6)(b)1.1. The renewal of a license as a licensed residential journeyman electrician shall be contingent upon the residential journeyman electrician obtaining at least 18 hours of acceptable continuing education prior to the expiration date of the license as specified in s. SPS 305.08 and Table 305.06, except as provided in subd. 2.
SPS 305.447(6)(b)2. 2. A person who holds a license as a licensed residential journeyman electrician may apply to the department for waiver of the continuing education requirements under subd. 1. on the grounds of prolonged illness or disability or similar circumstances. Each application for waiver shall be considered individually on its merits by the department.
SPS 305.447(6)(b)3. 3. A person who initially obtained his or her residential journeyman electrician license by completing a residential electrical wiring apprenticeship and whose request to renew his or her license is denied because of the failure to fulfill the continuing education requirements of subd. 1., shall be required to take and pass the residential journeyman electrician licensure examination in order to reacquire the residential journeyman electrician license.
SPS 305.447 History History: CR 09-028: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; correction in (2) (a), (b), (4), (5) (a), (b) 1., (6) (a) 2., (b) 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 14-010: am. (6) (b) 1. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14.
SPS 305.45 SPS 305.45 Registered electricians.
SPS 305.45(1)(1)Application for enrollment. A person applying for enrollment as a registered electrician shall submit all of the following:
SPS 305.45(1)(a) (a) An application in accordance with s. SPS 305.01.
SPS 305.45(1)(b) (b) An application fee and a registration fee in accordance with s. SPS 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.45(2) (2)Renewal.
SPS 305.45(2)(a) (a) A person may renew his or her enrollment as a registered electrician.
SPS 305.45(2)(b) (b) A registered electrician enrollment shall be renewed in accordance with s. SPS 305.07.
SPS 305.45(2)(c)1.1. The renewal of a registered electrician enrollment shall be for a term of one year.
SPS 305.45(2)(c)2. 2. The renewal of an enrollment as a registered electrician shall be contingent upon the registered electrician obtaining at least 24 hours of acceptable continuing education prior to the expiration date of the enrollment as specified in s. SPS 305.08 and Table 305.06, except as provided in subd. 3.
SPS 305.45(2)(c)3. 3. A person enrolled as a registered electrician may apply to the department for waiver of the continuing education requirements under subd. 2. on the grounds of prolonged illness or disability or similar circumstances. Each application for waiver shall be considered individually on its merits by the department.
SPS 305.45(2)(c)4. 4. A person who initially obtained a registered electrician enrollment and fails to renew the enrollment shall be required to complete at least 24 hours of acceptable continuing education within one year prior to date of application to reacquire the registered electrician enrollment.
SPS 305.45 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; am. (1) (b), Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 09-028: r. and recr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; correction in (1) (a), (b), (2) (b), (c) 2. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672; CR 14-010: am. (2) (c) 2. Register August 2014 No. 704, eff. 9-1-14; CR 16-093: am. (title), (1) (intro.), (2) Register June 2018 No. 650, eff. 8-1-18.
SPS 305.46 SPS 305.46 Electrical apprentices.
SPS 305.46(1)(1)Application for registration. A person applying for registration as a registered electrical apprentice, a registered industrial electrical apprentice, or a registered residential electrical apprentice shall submit all of the following:
SPS 305.46(1)(a) (a) An application in accordance with s. SPS 305.01.
SPS 305.46(1)(b) (b) An application fee and a registration fee in accordance with s. SPS 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.46(2) (2)Qualifications. A person applying for an electrical apprentice, an industrial electrical apprentice, or a residential electrical apprentice registration shall be entered into an electrical apprentice contract recognized under ch. 106, Stats.
SPS 305.46(3) (3)Responsibilities. A person who installs, repairs, or maintains electrical wiring as a registered electrical apprentice, registered industrial electrical apprentice, or registered residential electrical apprentice may do so as long as he or she is entered into an electrical apprentice contract recognized under ch. 106, Stats.
SPS 305.46(4) (4)Renewal.
SPS 305.46(4)(a) (a) A person may renew his or her registration as an electrical-apprentice, industrial electrical apprentice, or residential electrical apprentice.
SPS 305.46(4)(b)1.1. An electrical-apprentice, industrial electrical apprentice, or residential electrical apprentice registration shall be renewed in accordance with s. SPS 305.07.
SPS 305.46(4)(b)2. 2. The renewal of registration as an electrical apprentice, industrial electrical apprentice, or residential electrical apprentice shall be contingent upon the person submitting evidence that the person is entered into an electrical apprentice contract recognized under ch. 106, Stats.
SPS 305.46 History History: CR 09-028: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; CR 11-020: am. (2), (3), (4) (b) 2., Register December 2011 No. 672, eff. 1-1-12; correction in (1) (a), (b), (4) (b) 1. made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 305.47 SPS 305.47 Reciprocity. As provided under s. 101.874, Stats., the department may enter into a reciprocal agreement with another state under which credentials issued to electricians, electrical apprentices, electrical contractors, and electrical inspectors by either state are recognized as comparable credentials by the other state.
SPS 305.47 History History: CR 16-093: cr. Register June 2018 No. 650, eff. 8-1-18.
subch. V of ch. SPS 305 Subchapter V — Fire Sprinkler
SPS 305.50 SPS 305.50 Fire sprinkler installers.
SPS 305.50(1)(a) (a) Except as provided in par. (b), pursuant to ss. 145.15 (4), 145.165 and 145.175, Stats., no person may install, maintain or repair automatic fire sprinkler systems unless the person holds a license or registration issued by the department as a licensed automatic fire sprinkler contractor, a licensed journeyman sprinkler fitter, a registered automatic fire sprinkler system apprentice, a registered automatic fire sprinkler contractor-maintenance, or a registered automatic fire sprinkler fitter-maintenance.
SPS 305.50(1)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a person repairing, replacing or maintaining electrical supervisory devices for existing automatic fire sprinkler systems.
SPS 305.50(2) (2)No person may conduct the annual activities relative to inspection and testing of an existing automatic fire sprinkler system and components as required by ch. SPS 314 unless the person holds a license or registration issued by the department as a licensed automatic fire sprinkler contractor, a licensed journeyman sprinkler fitter, a registered automatic fire sprinkler system apprentice, a registered automatic fire sprinkler contractor-maintenance, a registered automatic fire sprinkler fitter-maintenance, a registered automatic fire sprinkler system tester or a registered sprinkler tester learner.
SPS 305.50 Note Note: The rules of this subchapter further restrict or limit the type of automatic fire sprinkler installations and activities that certain license or registration categories may perform or undertake.
SPS 305.50 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; am. (1) (a), Register, March, 1998, No. 507, eff. 4-1-98; am. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 01-139: am. (2) Register June 2002 No. 558, eff. 7-1-02; CR 11-020: am. (2), Register December 2011 No. 672, eff. 1-1-12; correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
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