SPS 305.40(1)(d) (d) A licensed industrial journeyman electrician.
SPS 305.40(1)(e) (e) A licensed residential journeyman electrician.
SPS 305.40(1)(f) (f) An enrolled registered electrician.
SPS 305.40(1)(g) (g) A registered electrical apprentice.
SPS 305.40(1)(h) (h) A registered industrial electrical apprentice.
SPS 305.40(1)(i) (i) A registered residential electrical apprentice.
SPS 305.40(2)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), the electrical wiring activities that may be undertaken by a person who holds a license or registration as a licensed residential master electrician, a licensed residential journeyman electrician or a registered residential electrical apprentice shall be limited to wiring associated with dwellings, dwelling units and detached accessory buildings and structures serving the dwellings or the dwelling units, such as garages, carports, gazebos, and swimming pools.
SPS 305.40(2)(b) (b) A person who holds a license or registration as a licensed residential master electrician, a licensed residential journeyman electrician, or a registered residential electrical apprentice may perform electrical wiring not associated with dwellings and dwelling units, provided the person is under the direct supervision of a licensed master electrician, a registered master electrician, or a licensed journeyman electrician.
SPS 305.40(3)(a)(a) The electrical wiring activities that may be undertaken by a person who holds a license or registration as a licensed industrial journeyman electrician or a registered industrial electrical apprentice shall be limited to wiring within the facilities or properties of the business establishment where the person is employed.
SPS 305.40(3)(b) (b) A person who holds a license or registration as a licensed industrial journeyman electrician or a registered industrial electrical apprentice may perform electrical wiring not associated with the facilities or properties of the business establishment where the person is employed, provided the person is under the direct supervision of a licensed master electrician, a registered master electrician, or a licensed journeyman electrician.
SPS 305.40(4)(a)1.1. A person who holds a license as a licensed journeyman electrician or a registration as a registered electrical apprentice shall perform electrical wiring activities under the general supervision of a person who holds a license as a licensed master electrician or a registration as a registered master electrician, except as provided in subd. 2.
SPS 305.40(4)(a)2. 2. A person who holds a license as a licensed journeyman electrician or a registration as a registered electrical apprentice may perform electrical wiring activities under the general supervision of a person who holds a license as a licensed residential master electrician provided the wiring is associated with dwellings, dwelling units and detached accessory buildings and structures serving the dwellings or the dwelling units, such as garages, carports, gazebos, and swimming pools.
SPS 305.40(4)(b) (b) A person who holds a license as a licensed industrial journeyman electrician or a registration as a registered industrial electrical apprentice shall perform electrical wiring within the facilities or properties of the business establishment where the person is employed under the general supervision of a person who holds a license as a licensed master electrician or a registration as a registered master electrician.
SPS 305.40(4)(c) (c) A person who holds a license as a licensed residential journeyman electrician or a registration as a registered residential electrical apprentice shall perform electrical wiring activities associated with dwellings and dwelling units under the general supervision of a person who holds a license either as a licensed master electrician or a licensed residential master electrician, or holds a registration as a registered master electrician.
SPS 305.40(4)(d)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., a person who is enrolled as a registered electrician shall perform electrical wiring activities under the direct supervision of a person who holds a license either as a licensed master electrician or a licensed journeyman electrician, or holds a registration as a registered master electrician.
SPS 305.40(4)(d)2. 2. A person who is enrolled as a registered electrician may perform electrical wiring activities under the direct supervision of a person who holds a license as a licensed residential master electrician or licensed residential journeyman electrician provided the wiring is associated with dwellings, dwelling units and detached accessory buildings and structures serving the dwellings or the dwelling units, such as garages, carports, gazebos, and swimming pools.
SPS 305.40(4)(d)3. 3. A person who is enrolled as a registered electrician may perform electrical wiring activities under the direct supervision of a person who holds a license as a licensed industrial journeyman electrician provided the wiring is within the facilities or properties of the business establishment where the industrial journeyman electrician is employed.
SPS 305.40(5) (5)At any time, for any electrical wiring project, the total number of registered beginning electricians at an installation site may not exceed twice the total number of licensed or registered master electricians and journeyman electricians at the installation site plus two.
SPS 305.40 Note Note: Due to 2013 Wisconsin Act 4, the April 1, 2013, date in this section is extended to April 1, 2014.
SPS 305.40 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; am. Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 05-011: r. (2) Register July 2005 No. 595, eff. 8-1-05; CR 09-028: r. and recr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 4-1-13; EmR1415: emerg. am. (2) (b), (3) (b), (4) (a) 1., (b), (c), (d) 1., (5), eff. 8-6-14; CR 14-049: am. (2) (b), (3) (b), (4) (a) 1., (b), (c), (d) 1., (5) Register July 2015 No. 715, eff. 8-1-15; CR 16-093: am. (1) (intro.), (f), (4) (d) Register June 2018 No. 650, eff. 8-1-18.
SPS 305.405 SPS 305.405 Terminology. For the purposes of this subchapter, electrical contractor certifications and master and journeyman electrician certifications issued prior to April 1, 2013 shall be considered to be licenses.
SPS 305.405 Note Note: Due to 2013 Wisconsin Act 4, the April 1, 2013, date in this section is extended to April 1, 2014.
SPS 305.405 Note Note: 2007 Wisconsin Act 63 changed the nomenclature from electrical certifications to electrical licenses.
SPS 305.405 History History: CR 09-028: cr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10.
SPS 305.41 SPS 305.41 Electrical contractors.
SPS 305.41(1)(1)General.
SPS 305.41(1)(a)(a) Pursuant to s. 101.862, Stats., no person or entity, as of April 1, 2013, may engage in the business or offer to engage in the business of installing, repairing, or maintaining electrical wiring unless the person or entity holds a license or certification issued by the department as a licensed electrical contractor, except as provided under s. 101.862 (4), Stats.
SPS 305.41 Note Note: Due to 2013 Wisconsin Act 4, the April 1, 2013, date in this section is extended to April 1, 2014.
SPS 305.41(1)(b) (b) For the purposes of section unexpired electrical contractor certifications issued prior to April 1, 2013 shall be considered licenses.
SPS 305.41 Note Note: Due to 2013 Wisconsin Act 4, the April 1, 2013, date in this section is extended to April 1, 2014.
SPS 305.41 Note Note: 2007 Wisconsin Act 63 changed the nomenclature from electrical certifications to electrical licenses.
SPS 305.41 Note Note: Section 101.862 (4), Stats., exempts the following:
SPS 305.41 Note (a) A residential property owner who installs, repairs, or maintains electrical wiring on premises that the property owner owns and occupies as a residence, unless a license or registration issued by the department is required by local ordinance.
SPS 305.41 Note (am) A person engaged in installing electrical wiring within an existing industrial facility or existing manufacturing facility owned or leased by the person or by an entity for which the person is an agent or employee.
SPS 305.41 Note (b) A person engaged in maintaining or repairing electrical wiring within an existing facility or on premises owned or leased by the person or by an entity for which the person is an agent or employee.
SPS 305.41 Note (c) A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining electrical wiring, apparatus, or equipment for elevators and escalators.
SPS 305.41 Note (d) A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining equipment or systems that operate at 100 volts or less.
SPS 305.41 Note (e) A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining an electronic system designed to monitor a premises for the presence of an emergency, to issue an alarm for an emergency, or to detect and summon aid for an emergency.
SPS 305.41 Note (f) A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining electrical wiring of transmission facilities that support telecommunications service, as defined in s. 182.017 (1g) (cq), that is provided by a telecommunications provider, as defined in s. 196.01 (8p).
SPS 305.41 Note (g) A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining manufactured equipment or utilization equipment, including ballasts, electric signs and luminaires, or any other manufactured system that is designed to provide a function that is not primarily electrical in nature if the installation, repair, or maintenance only involves the modification or installation of conductors beyond the disconnecting point or beyond the last junction, pull, or device box, whichever is nearer to the point where the person is performing the installation, repair, or maintenance that are considered part of the equipment or system under this paragraph. For purposes of this paragraph, any conductor going from the disconnecting point or the nearest junction, pull, or device box to the manufactured equipment or utilization equipment or the manufactured system is considered part of the equipment or system.
SPS 305.41 Note (h) A person engaged in installing electrical wiring for components of a manufactured home, as defined in s. 101.91 (2), or a manufactured building, as defined in s. 101.71 (6), while the manufactured home or the manufactured building is at or in the facility at which it is being manufactured.
SPS 305.41 Note (i) A person employed by an electricity provider, or a subcontractor of an electricity provider, who installs, repairs, or maintains electrical wiring for equipment that is installed in the normal course of providing utility services by the electricity provider.
SPS 305.41 Note (j) A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining electrical wiring that provides lighting or signals for public thoroughfares and for public airports.
SPS 305.41 Note (k) A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining electric lines on the utility side of substations and other distribution facilities owned or operated by customers or members of electricity providers.
SPS 305.41 Note (L) A person employed by an electricity provider, or a subcontractor of an electricity provider, who installs, repairs, or maintains primary voltage electric facilities that are owned by the electricity provider's customers or members and that operate at greater than 600 volts.
SPS 305.41 Note (m) A person employed by an electricity provider, or a subcontractor of an electricity provider, who restores service during an emergency.
SPS 305.41 Note (n) A person who installs a replacement for an existing switch or outlet if the replacement switch or outlet has a rating of not more than 20 amperes.
SPS 305.41 Note (p) A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining a private on-site wastewater treatment system, as defined in s. 145.01 (12), if the activity only involves installing or modifying a conductor going from the system's junction, pull, or device box to the nearest disconnecting point and the conductor is buried with the system.
SPS 305.41 Note (q) A person engaged in installing, repairing, or maintaining a pump for a well if the activity only involves installing or modifying a conductor going from the pump's junction, pull, or device box to the nearest disconnecting point and the conductor is buried with the pump.
SPS 305.41 Note Note: As of April 1, 2014, the department will no longer issue or renew a certification for electrical contractor-restricted. The department will issue an electrical contractor license to those individuals who hold an electrical contractor-restricted certification prior to April 1, 2014. The issuance of the license will indicate the same expiration date as the current restricted-certification.
SPS 305.41(2) (2)Application for licensure. A person applying for an electrical contractor license shall submit all of the following:
SPS 305.41(2)(a) (a) An application in accordance with s. SPS 305.01.
SPS 305.41(2)(b) (b) An application fee and a license fee in accordance with s. SPS 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.41(2)(c) (c) A statement certifying compliance with worker's compensation requirements under ch. 102, Stats., and unemployment compensation requirements under ch. 108, Stats.
SPS 305.41(3) (3)Qualifications for licensure. The person applying for an electrical contractor license shall be the owner of the contracting business, a partner in the contracting business applying on behalf of the partnership, or the chairman of the board or chief executive officer applying on behalf of the contracting corporation.
SPS 305.41(4) (4)Responsibilities.
SPS 305.41(4)(a) (a) A licensed electrical contractor shall utilize the appropriately licensed or registered individuals to construct, install, repair or maintain electrical wiring.
SPS 305.41(4)(b) (b) For any electrical installation that requires a uniform building permit under s. SPS 320.08, a person who holds an electrical contractor license may not commence installation of electrical wiring until a permit is issued for the installation.
SPS 305.41 Note Note: Chapters SPS 320 to 325 apply to one- and 2-family dwellings and manufactured dwellings. The department's uniform building permit is issued either by the municipality in which the dwelling is located or by a UDC inspection agency where the municipality does not administer the Uniform Dwelling Code.
SPS 305.41(4)(c) (c) A licensed electrical contractor may not contract with another person or entity to engage in construction business activities unless the person or entity holds a credential under s. SPS 305.30 (1) (a) or (b).
SPS 305.41 Note Note: Section SPS 305.30 was repealed by CR 14-010, Register August 2014 No. 704, effective 9-1-14. Future rule-making by the department will correct the no longer valid reference.
SPS 305.41(4)(d) (d) A person or entity that holds a electrical contractor license shall include his or her license number on all construction bids and contracts.
SPS 305.41(5) (5)Renewal.
SPS 305.41(5)(a) (a) A person may renew his or her license as an electrical contractor.
SPS 305.41(5)(b) (b) An electrical contractor license shall be renewed in accordance with s. SPS 305.07.
SPS 305.41 History History: Cr. Register, October, 1996, No. 490, eff. 11-1-96; am. (3), Register, March, 1998, No. 507, eff. 4-1-98; am. (1) (a) 2., Register, April, 2000, No. 532, eff. 5-1-00; CR 03-075: renum. (3) to be (3) (a), cr. (3) (b) Register June 2004 No, 582, eff. 8-1-04; CR 08-110: cr. (3) (c) Register September 2009 No. 645, eff. 10-1-09; CR 09-028: r. and recr. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; correction in (2) (a), (b), (4) (b), (c), (5) (b) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
SPS 305.43 SPS 305.43 Master electricians.
SPS 305.43(1)(1)Application for examination. A person applying to take a master electrician license examination shall submit all of the following:
SPS 305.43(1)(a) (a) An application in accordance with s. SPS 305.01.
SPS 305.43(1)(b) (b) An application fee and examination fee in accordance with s. SPS 305.02, Table 305.02.
SPS 305.43(2) (2)Qualifications for examination. A person applying for a master electrician license examination shall have at least one of the following qualifications:
SPS 305.43(2)(a) (a) A bachelor's degree or master's degree in electrical engineering.
SPS 305.43(2)(b) (b) Twelve months of experience in installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical wiring while being licensed as a journeyman electrician.
SPS 305.43(2)(c) (c) Experience in installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical wiring during a period of not less than 60 months, with at least 10,000 hours of experience over that period.
SPS 305.43(3) (3)Examination. A person seeking to obtain a master electrician license shall take and pass an examination in accordance with s. SPS 305.09.
SPS 305.43(4) (4)Application for certification. Upon notification of the successful passage of the examination for a master 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 305.43(5) (5)Responsibilities.
SPS 305.43(5)(a) (a) For any electrical installation that requires a uniform building permit under s. SPS 320.08, a person who holds a master electrician license may not commence installation of electrical wiring until a permit is issued for the installation.
SPS 305.43 Note Note: Chs. SPS 320 to 325 apply to one- and 2-family dwellings and manufactured dwellings. The department's uniform building permit is issued either by the municipality in which the dwelling is located or by a UDC inspection agency where the municipality does not administer the Uniform Dwelling Code.
SPS 305.43(5)(b) (b) A person who as a licensed master electrician is responsible for the installation, repair or maintenance of electrical wiring shall utilize the appropriately licensed or registered individuals to construct, install, repair or maintain electrical wiring.
SPS 305.43(6) (6)Exchanges.
SPS 305.43(6)(a) (a) A person who holds a master electrician license may, upon application to the department, exchange his or her master electrician license for a journeyman electrician license.
SPS 305.43(6)(b) (b) A person who has exchanged his or her master electrician license for a journeyman electrician license may, upon application to the department, exchange his or her journeyman electrician license for a master electrician license in accordance with the following provisions:
SPS 305.43(6)(b)1. 1. The person holds a valid journeyman electrician license.
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