A general contractor with residential endorsement or general contractor limited-residential license is required to install solar thermal or PV. Any electrical work subject to the National Electrical Code must be performed by licensed electricians and supervised by a licensed Electrical Administrator. The Alaska Department of Labor requires a Certificate of Fitness for plumbers, electricians, and workers with asbestos abatement, hazardous paint, explosives, and boiler operators.
Residential endorsement holders must complete Alaska Craftsman Home Program (ACHP), or a post-secondary course in Arctic engineering or its equivalent and pass the residential endorsement exam issued by Prometric PSI. Electrical administrators must pass the Prometric PSI electrical administrator exam in the applicable license category. Note: The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development has recently changed contractors for testing. Information can be obtained at www.commerce.alaska.gov/occ/pcon.htm for residential endorsement; www.commerce.alaska.gov/occ/pead.htm for electrical administrators and www.commerce.alaska.gov/occ/pmec.htm for mechanical administrators.
Electric code: Currently 2008 NEC, in the process of adopting the 2011
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Required training or experience: For journeyman electrician and plumbers- 16 hours of continuing education in the 24 months immediately preceding renewal.
Certificate good for two years
- ACHP (Alaska Craftsman Home Program)
- Department of Community and Economic Development/Professional licensing
- Department of Community and Economic Development/Alaska Business Licensing Program
- Alaska Department of Labor/Mechanical Inspection
- Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- Alaska Division of Corporation
- Prometric Services