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Maine Limited Electrician

A Limited Electrician is an individual doing work to install and service the electrical work related to a specific type of electrically operated equipment or to specific electrical installations only authorized by this license. Limited licenses are issued for the following categories: Low Energy, Gas Dispense, House Wiring, Outdoor Signs, Refrigeration, Traffic Signals, Water Pumps, and Crane Technicians.

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  • Applicants for examination must meet the following requirements for the following examination(s):

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  • strong>WATER PUMPS/strong> A limited electrician in water pumps shall have 135 hours of electrical education as approved by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution and 2,000 hours of experience. The privileges of practice shall be restricted to electrical work between branch circuits and power supplies.
  • strong>OUTDOOR SIGNS (INCLUDING SIGN LIGHTING)/strong> A limited electrician in outdoor signs, including sign lighting shall have 135 hours of limited electrical education as approved by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution and 2,000 hours of experience. The privileges of practice do not include branch circuit wiring.
  • strong>GASOLINE DISPENSING/strong> A limited electrician in gasoline dispensing shall have 135 hours of electrical education as approved by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution and 2,000 hours of experience. The privileges of practice shall be restricted to electrical work between the branch circuit and the power supply.
  • strong>TRAFFIC SIGNALS (INCLUDING OUTDOOR LIGHTING OF TRAFFIC SIGNALS) /strong>A limited electrician in traffic signals, including outdoor lighting of traffic signals, shall have 135 hours of electrical education as approved by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution and 2,000 hours of experience.
  • strong>HOUSE WIRING/strong> A limited electrician in house wiring shall have 225 hours of electrical education as approved by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution and 4,000 hours of experience. The privileges of practice shall be restricted to one-family and two-family dwellings, including modular and mobile homes.
  • strong>REFRIGERATION/strong> A limited electrician in refrigeration shall have 270 hours of electrical education as approved by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution and 6,000 hours of experience. Graduates of a Maine vocational-technical institute electrical program in refrigeration approved by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution shall be credited with 4,000 hours of experience upon graduation. Privileges of practice shall be restricted to all associated wire from the loadside of distribution.
  • strong>LOW ENERGY/strong> A limited electrician in low energy, including fire alarms, shall have 270 hours of electrical education as approved by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution and 4,000 hours of experience. Any person having a limited license in fire alarms or experience in the installation of low-energy electronics, as defined by the National Electrical Code, prior to June 14, 1987 shall automatically be licensed as a limited electrician in low energy. (4,000 hours of experience in the installation of low-energy electronics will still have to be documented.) NOTE: The Electricians' Examining Board, at their May 2003 meeting, voted to requirea person installing low voltage landscape lighting to be licensed as a Limited to Low Energy electrician.
  • strong>CRANE TECHNICIAN/strong> A limited electrician as a crane technician shall have 135 hours of electrical education as approved by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution and 2,000 hours of experience. Privileges of practice covers the installation of electrical equipment and wiring used in connection with cranes, monorail hoists, hoists and runways.
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    Applicants for a license as a strong>Crane Technician by Grandfathering/strong>.

    • Any persons having experience in the installation of cranes and hoists, as defined by the National Electrical Code, prior to September 18, 1999, qualifies to be licensed as a crane technician.

    A Limited Electrician is an individual doing work to install and service the electrical work related to a specific type of electrically operated equipment or to specific electrical installations only authorized by this license. Limited licenses are issued for the following categories: Low Energy, Gas Dispense, House Wiring, Outdoor Signs, Refrigeration, Traffic Signals, Water Pumps, and Crane Technicians.

    To apply, contact State of Maine Office of Licensing and Registration at (207) 624-8603.br />

    The licensing fees are:  $100.00 for Limited Electrician; $20.00 for Senior Limited Electrician (over age 70)

     

     

    • Application fee of $25.00/
    • SBI Report fee of $21.00/
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        The licensing period is 2 years from the date of issuance and renewal is subject to 15 hours of continuing education.

        Important Contacts

        Plumbers & Electricians may obtain licensing information from:

        Dept. of Professional & Financial Regulation
        Office of Licensing & Registration
        35 State House Station
        Augusta, ME 04333
        207.624.8603
        207.624.8637 fax

    Maine currently does not have reciprocal agreements with any state for Electrical classifications.

    Maine requires 15 Hours of continuing education on the current National Electrical Code updates every three years.

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    • The exam is 50 questions with a 3 hour time limit.
    • It is all multiple-choice. A score of 70% is required to pass the exam. The exam fee is $50.

     

    • If you should fail the exam, you must wait 14 days before retaking a failed exam.br />If you do not obtain a passing score during the 24 months after approval, youbr />must reapply through the state.

    We currently do not offer a seminar for this license. Our website is updated frequently; please come back soon. For more information regarding this license, please contact our office at 800-992-1910. span id="_ctl0_ContentPlaceHolder1_LabelTraining">American Contractors has been holding Seminars to help contractors pass their exam for over 22 years.