Unified Development Ordinance, 5th supplement, March 2018

Part 10A: Unified Development Ordinance City of Raleigh, North Carolina 11 – 10 Effective Date: September 01, 2013 Supp. No. 2 CHAPTER 11. ​BUILDING AND HOUSING CODE | Article 11.3. Examining Boards & Licensing Sec. 11.3.4. Electrical I. Journeyman Certificate; Suspension Holders of journeyman heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation certificates shall be furnished by the board of examiners with evidence of their having been so certified, in card form or otherwise, which shall be carried on the person of the holder while he is engaged in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation work and shall be exhibited on request of the heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation inspector or any person on whose premises he is working. Any certificate issued by the board may, after a hearing, be suspended or revoked if the person holding such certificate willfully or by reason of incompetence repeatedly violates the provisions of this UDO. Sec. 11.3.4. Electrical A. Board Established; Personnel There is hereby established an electrical examining board (hereinafter referred to as the board) to consist of a North Carolina registered professional engineer specializing in electrical work, 2 electrical contractors, 1 journeyman electrician, and 1 representative of the public electrical utility, all of whommust reside within the territorial jurisdiction of this UDO. The Inspections Director shall serve as ex officio secretary to the board. The members of the board shall be appointed for 2-year terms by the City Council as provided in §1-4002 of the City Code. The board shall elect from its membership a Chairman andVice-Chairman. The members shall serve without compensation. B. Purpose of the Board 1. It shall be the duty of the board to examine applicants for certificates as to their knowledge of the rules and regulations for the installation and operation of electrical wiring, devices, appliances and equipment as set forth in the statutes of the State of North Carolina, the ordinances of the City, and the North Carolina Electrical Code; and to determine the general qualifications and fitness of each applicant for performing the class of work covered by a journeyman's certificate. 2. The board shall perform other duties relating to electrical wiring, contracting, electrical installations, or advise on any electrical questions referred to them by the Council. C. Meetings of the Board The board shall meet at such intervals as may be necessary for the proper performance of its duties, but in no case less than twice each year. All meetings shall be called by the Chairman. D. Standards and Procedures for Certifying Electricians The board shall establish standards and procedures for the qualifications, examinations and licensing of journeyman electricians, and shall issue an appropriate license with no expiration date to each person who meets the qualifications thereof and successfully passes the examination given by the board. E. Examinations Examinations for journeyman certificates shall be by written form and a complete record of each shall be maintained by the secretary for a period of 2 years. Examinations are to be held the last Tuesday in each of the following months: March, June, September and December. A grade of 75 percent is required for passage of the examination. F. Reexamination Any applicant failing an examination may, upon payment of the regular examination fee, be reexamined after 90 days or more shall have elapsed. After 3 successive failures, an applicant shall not be reexamined for a period of 12 months following. G. Examination Fee Any person desiring to be licensed as a journeyman electrician shall make written application to the board and include a fee in the amount of $35.00. Such fees shall be made payable to the City of Raleigh and are not refundable. All fees shall be collected by the secretary and promptly remitted to the Revenue Collector. The secretary shall be approved by the Revenue Collector to collect the fees for the examinations. H. Temporary Journeyman Working Card Between the regular periods of required examinations given by the board, any journeyman electrician, if the board secretary deems it an emergency or hardship, who first presents himself to the secretary and indicates he is employed by an electrical contractor licensed by the City, may have a temporary