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Licence costs #143363 07/21/05 07:12 AM
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Gray Offline OP
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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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Re: Licence costs #143364 07/21/05 03:25 PM
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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,
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When I completed my apprenticeship you had a licence for life.
Ahh yes and weren't we ALL told that!. [Linked Image]

Re: Licence costs #143365 07/21/05 10:01 PM
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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.

Re: Licence costs #143366 07/22/05 03:54 AM
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Electrical license? What's that? [Linked Image]

Re: Licence costs #143367 07/23/05 03:22 AM
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Trumpy Offline
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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. [Linked Image]

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


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