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Inspectors #16625
11/13/02 09:43 PM
11/13/02 09:43 PM
Wirenuttt  Offline OP
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 267
Do inspectors have to be licensed in the state they inspect for weather it's a city or region?

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Re: Inspectors #16626
11/14/02 05:52 PM
11/14/02 05:52 PM
Tom  Offline
Joined: Jan 2001
Posts: 1,044
Shinnston, WV USA
Here in the Mountain State- governmental inspector are appointed or hired & it doesn't matter if they can spell electricity. I, on the other hand, doing inspections on my own had to pass 2 nationally recognized tests.

All this is about to change slightly. Our legislature passed a licensing law that will require all electrical inspectors (mine inspectors exempt) to hold a WV Master License and pass any other test as determined by the State Fire Marshal. I can hear some of those city inspectors shaking in their boots. But make no mistake, this is just another tax on the working man.


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Re: Inspectors #16627
11/14/02 06:07 PM
11/14/02 06:07 PM
nesparky  Offline
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 642
In NE an inspector must hold a journeyman or master/contractor license and pass the IAEI test to be an inspector. All inspectors are govermental employees either state or local city/county. All inspectors have to be acceptable to the state board.
This is getting rid of "uncle Joe" the one man town jack of all trades inspector unless "uncle Joe" is/was a licensed electrician.

Re: Inspectors #16628
11/14/02 08:01 PM
11/14/02 08:01 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,916
Brick, NJ USA
Here in NJ Inspectors are state licensed.
Levels are: ICS & HHS, then Electrical Sub-Code, and if you desire Construction Official. Basically ICS is resi & light comm, HHS is everything. "Sub-Code" is like the cheif electrical inspector and Const. Official is the administrator of the "Construction Office" (Administration) We also have a T.A.C.O., who is responsible for running the office. (And a whole lot more)

All of the above positions require stste lic.
To qualify for Inspector, you must be a electrical contractor first. I believe the time is 5 years. Sub-Code is 7 yrs and CO is 10 years.

BTW, the Building, Plumbing, Fire, all have the same basic set-up, and the CO can have a "TECH" licence in any of the disciplines.




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