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WVC 29 - 3 B- 4 §29-3B-4. Licenses; classes of licenses; issuance of licenses by commissioner; qualifications required for license; nontransferability and nonassignability of licenses; expiration of license; renewal; reciprocity.
(a) The following classes of license may be issued by the state fire marshal: "Master electrician license," "journeyman electrician license," "apprentice electrician license" and "temporary electrician license." Additional classes of specialty electrician license may be issued by the state fire marshal.

(b) The state fire marshal shall issue the appropriate class of license upon a finding that the applicant possesses the qualifications for the class of license to be issued.

(c) The state fire marshal shall propose rules for legislative approval regarding qualifications for testing, issuance of licenses, and renewal in accordance with the provisions of article three, chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.

(d) To the extent that other jurisdictions provide for the licensing of electricians, the state fire marshal may grant the same or equivalent classification of license without written examination upon satisfactory proof furnished to the state fire marshal that the qualifications of the applicant are equal to the qualifications required by this article and upon payment of the required fee: Provided, That as a condition to reciprocity, the other jurisdictions must extend to licensed electricians of this state, the same or equivalent classification.

(e) In addition to any other information required, the applicant's social security number shall be recorded on any application for a license submitted pursuant to the provisions of this section.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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