And a new law went and slipped in there on us, but to date nothing out of the DAS on it yet.
3099.2. (a) (1) Persons who perform work as electricians shall become certified pursuant to Section 3099 by the deadline specified in this subdivision. After the applicable deadline, uncertified persons may not perform electrical work for which certification is required. (2) The deadline for certification as a general electrician or fire/life safety technician is January 1, 2006, except that persons who applied for certification prior to January 1, 2006, have until January 1, 2007, to pass the certification examination. The deadline for certification as a residential electrician is January 1, 2007, and the deadline for certification as a voice data video technician or a nonresidential lighting technician is January 1, 2008. The California Apprenticeship Council may extend the certification date for any of these three categories of electricians up to January 1, 2009, if the council concludes that the existing deadline will not provide persons sufficient time to obtain certification, enroll in an apprenticeship or training program, or register pursuant to Section 3099.4.
I had some questions answered regarding Fire Life Safety Certification. Pay special note to question 4. It would seem to me the that the state would set the hierarchy of Certification, but what do I know. These responses are official state responses. I don't know how to bold or italisize this stuff, so I hope you can differentiate between the questions and answers without too much trouble. I quote:
1) I have a City Inspector office asking if the deadline for FLS is going to be extended?
There are no further extensions for FLS.
2) A General Contractor is trying to put a system in place to watch dog their subs that install the FLS but needs to know if the January 1, 2007 is going to hold true?
Yes, January 1, 2007 all electricians working for a C10 contractor must be certified.
3) The other question the GC had is if they find uncertified FLS and turn them in to DAS/ECU will anythng happen to the person and the company as of today?
We do not have Enforcement at the State level. However, we would like to know information as to who these people are if they are working without being certified. And on our website this is the information we request: The individual who is not certified will be considered illegally working. By January 2007 all electricians working for a C10 contractor must be certified. If certification is not valid and there is fraud, please submit in writing the following information for review.
- Complainant’s name
- Date of Complaint
- The name of the person they are complaining about
- Type of Complaint
- The complaint stated in detail
- If the Complainant knows who the person’s employer is
- What classification is that person working as(General Electrician, Residential, Fire/Life Safety, VDV, NRLT)
- Address (if any)
- Phone # (if any)
- If the person is still employed
4) The last question is if an Electrician took the "General Electrician" (GE) test and passed can that individual work FLS installations and be covered by the GE certification.
This depends on the employer to determine what type of certification is required to do the job. Some employers may require a specialized certificate from the individual verses a general one.
Larry LeVoir Inspector City of Irvine, CA
#73812 - 01/10/0707:27 AMRe: California certification - Day One.