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Zero-Tolerance for Uncertified Electricians
electrical wiring

CSLB reminds C-10 Electrical contractors of its zero-tolerance enforcement policy for any contractor who willfully employs even one uncertified electrician to perform work as an electrician. The board is legally required to open an investigation and initiate disciplinary action against the contractor, which may include license suspension or revocation, within 60 days of receipt of a referral or complaint from the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS).

Subsections within Labor Code Section 108 clearly state that certification by DAS is required for anyone who performs work as an electrician for C-10 contractors. DAS is required by Labor Code Section 108.2 to report violations to CSLB.

Electricians are defined as all persons who engage in the connection of electrical devices for C-10 contractors. It is CSLB's position that electrical work must be performed by a certified electrician or an approved apprentice. Trenching, concrete, framing, and other work that does not involve connecting electrical devices may be performed by noncertified workers.    | previous    |    next