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AZ to Iowa lic requirements #56366
09/20/05 03:37 PM
09/20/05 03:37 PM
aldav53  Offline OP
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 545
Chandler, AZ USA
I have a residential and commercial license in AZ. But looking at moving to Iowa. Is there anyone from Iowa that knows the requirements for a elec contr lic there? I've been checking with the Labor Div in Iowa.

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Re: AZ to Iowa lic requirements #56367
09/20/05 06:42 PM
09/20/05 06:42 PM
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
Look here:
and here
By comparison to other states(New Jersey, for example),it seems that Iowa does not have state licensing.
PA is licensed at the local level, and it is very lax.

[This message has been edited by Redsy (edited 09-20-2005).]

Re: AZ to Iowa lic requirements #56368
09/20/05 06:50 PM
09/20/05 06:50 PM
buzzlectric  Offline
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 11
Nevada,IA ,USA
we just have city code/licenese requirements, some are no problem, others go just short of body cavity search. i basicly got told in one town," if your not part of the union or are from my town, don't bother" most are very easy to work with.

Re: AZ to Iowa lic requirements #56369
09/20/05 07:03 PM
09/20/05 07:03 PM
aldav53  Offline OP
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 545
Chandler, AZ USA
These look like Journeyman and Masters license for workers. Do you need these licenses to get the elec contractors license?

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Re: AZ to Iowa lic requirements #56370
09/24/05 04:43 PM
09/24/05 04:43 PM
AllClear  Offline
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 44
Belmond Iowa US
City Licences are all you need in larger citys. In my Case Mason City "Sponsored" me I had to prove 4 years experience as an Apprentice before I could take my Journeymans test. I also took 3 years of an apprentiship program at the local community college. Same deal for my masters, I had to fill out another application to the mason city electrical inspector to take that test. Experior test. They are out of Florida.
Now If I'm ever working in another city in Iowa that requires Licencing all i need to do is go down to the city hall and show them my licence. Pay the Dues usually $20 or $25 and then I'm good for that City for that year. ONLY the larger citys require this. Small towns and rural areas will let any idiot with a roll of romex do what whatever he wants. Occasionally the insurance companies will make people change things. Or the Bank somehow requires a certain service size before approving a loan for buying a house.


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