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Electrical Contractor / Master Electrician

Master electricians and professional electrical contractors can obtain electrical permits for electrical installations in Alberta. They may be electrical contractors themselves or work for companies that do electrical contracting work.

Contact

Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta
17725 - 103 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5S 1N8
Phone number: 780-451-2412
Toll-free phone number: 1-800-252-9375
Email: ecaa@ecaa.ab.ca
Website: www.ecaa.ab.ca

Safety Codes Council
Suite 100, 10665 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 3S9
Phone number: 780-413-0099
Toll-free phone number in Alberta: 1-888-413-0099
Email: masterelectricians@safetycodes.ab.ca
Website: www.safetycodes.ab.ca

Legislation

Master Electrician is a designation awarded under the Certification and Permit Regulation. In Alberta, only Master Electricians awarded a Certificate of Competency by the Safety Codes Council are able to obtain electrical permits (other than homeowners)

Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC), Certified Master Electrician (CME) and Registered Master Electrician (RME) are titles awarded by the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA). These titles and abbreviations are protected under Alberta's Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act. You do not have to be registered with ECAA if you do not use one of these titles or abbreviations.

What You Need

Certification as a master electrician requires at least 3 years of experience as a journeyperson electrician (within the previous five years) and successful completion of an approved examination. For information on becoming a Master Electrician, visit the Safety Codes Council’s website or contact the Council.

Once you have Master Electrician certification, additional training through the ECAA may allow you to register as a PEC, RME or CME. For detailed information about registration for these designations, visit the ECAA website or contact the ECAA.

Working in Alberta

Master electricians and electrical contractors who are certified/registered and in good standing with a regulatory organization elsewhere in Canada may be eligible for certification in Alberta if registered practitioners in the two jurisdictions have similar responsibilities and competencies. For more information, see What if I am already certified in another province or territory? and the Alberta regulatory authority (below).

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