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#143363 - 07/21/05 05:12 AM Licence costs
Gray Offline
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Registered: 03/21/04
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I was just a little curious as to what it costs to keep you're electrical licence in different parts around our little world.

Here in Qld Aust, When I completed my apprenticeship you had a licence for life. Now the rules have changed and you pay $55.40 every five years to keep it. A contractors licence costs $240.00 per year last time I checked. Not to mention CPR and Switchboard rescue courses and public liability insurance.

It would be interesting to see how this fits with the rest of you guys.

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#143364 - 07/21/05 01:25 PM Re: Licence costs
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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8553
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Gidday there Gray!,
That's a rather good question actually.
Last time I sent a cheque away, it had something like $110 on it, that's for a Practising Licence renewal (2 years worth).
Now here's a question for you kiwi,
How much do the Refresher courses cost?. (As in
CPR/First Aid and Safety/Testing)?.
I've never paid for one myself, or does the EWRB pay for them?.
The PoCo I work for has thier own internal safety training scheme.
Gray,
Quote:
When I completed my apprenticeship you had a licence for life.

Ahh yes and weren't we ALL told that!.
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#143365 - 07/21/05 08:01 PM Re: Licence costs
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Registered: 01/22/05
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Loc: Blue Collar Country
My "journeyman" card is issued by each town I work in, so each year I spend about $100 to update them all.
My Electrical Contractors' license, issued by the state, costs $500 per year, with other associated costs jacking the total to about $1100. And that's not counting the bond.

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#143366 - 07/22/05 01:54 AM Re: Licence costs
pauluk Offline
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Loc: Norfolk, England
Electrical license? What's that?

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#143367 - 07/23/05 01:22 AM Re: Licence costs
Trumpy Offline


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Registered: 07/05/02
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It costs me NZ$220 per turn around to have 2 Practicing Licences.
And personally, I've never shown a single person my Practicing Licence.
As a Line-Mechanic, people never argue if you are working on thier 33kV lines.
They want their power back on, not to see your Qualifications.
What a waste of time and money.

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 07-23-2005).]
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