Certification and Permit Regulation

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Published: 2014

AR 295/2009 CERTIFICATION AND PERMIT REGULATION (Consolidated up to 193/2014)
ALBERTA REGULATION 295/2009
Safety Codes Act
CERTIFICATION AND PERMIT REGULATION
Table of Contents
                1      Interpretation
                2      Purpose
                3      Private sewage installer
                4      Master electrician                 5      Restricted master electrician, rural wireman — grandfathering
                6      ID card
                7      Certificates to be displayed
                8      Duplicate certificates
                9      Consequential amendment
              10      Repeal
              11      Expiry
Interpretation
1   The definitions in the Permit Regulation (AR 204/2007) apply to this Regulation.
Purpose
2   The certificates of competency issued under this Regulation are for the purpose of obtaining a permit under the Permit Regulation (AR 204/2007).
AR 295/2009 s2;39/2012
Private sewage installer
3(1)  The Administrator may issue or renew a private sewage installer certificate of competency to a person who has
                               (a)    training in private sewage systems or in water and sewer service piping, satisfactory to the Administrator, and
                              (b)    paid the appropriate fee.
(2)  The Administrator shall
                               (a)    state the type of private sewage system or water and sewer service piping for which the holder of the certificate may obtain a permit based on the training of the holder of the certificate, and
                              (b)    state the term of the certificate of competency.
Master electrician
4(1)  The Administrator may issue a master electrician certificate of competency to an applicant who
                               (a)    holds a trade certificate as defined in section 1(o)(i) or (ii) of the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act in the trade of electrician,
                              (b)    has, in the 5 years preceding the application,
                                        (i)    obtained a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in the electrical industry satisfactory to the Administrator, or
                                      (ii)    been actively engaged in electrical contracting for a minimum of 3 years under a restricted master electrician certificate,
                               (c)    has paid the appropriate fee, and
                              (d)    has attained a mark of at least 75% in a master electrician examination approved by the Administrator.
(2)  The Administrator may issue a master electrician certificate of competency to an applicant who
                               (a)    satisfies the Administrator that the applicant holds a certificate that was issued in a Canadian jurisdiction and that is substantively equivalent to a master electrician certificate of competency,
                              (b)    has paid the appropriate fee, and
                               (c)    has attained a mark of at least 75% in an examination approved by the Administrator respecting the legislation applicable to electricians in Alberta.
(3)  An examination fee may be refunded if, for any reason satisfactory to the Administrator, a person is unable to take the examination after having paid the examination fee.
(4)  The Administrator may renew a master electrician certificate of competency issued under subsection (1) or (2) if the holder of the certificate
                               (a)    has paid the appropriate fee, and
                              (b)    has completed, to the satisfaction of the Administrator, any code update training that the Administrator requires the holder to complete.
(5)  The Administrator may, in a master electrician certificate of competency issued under subsection (2), specify that the maximum voltage between conductors and the maximum capacity of the electrical systems for which the holder of the certificate may obtain a permit are the same as the maximums that are authorized by the certificate referred to in subsection (2)(a).
(6)  The term of a master electrician certificate of competency issued or renewed under this section is one year from the date of the issuance or renewal unless the Administrator specifies a longer term.
AR 295/2009 s4;39/2012;193/2014
Restricted master electrician, rural wireman — grandfathering
5(1)  The Administrator may renew a restricted master electrician certificate of competency or a rural wireman certificate of competency originally issued or renewed under the Certification and Permit Regulation (AR 168/2002).
(2)  In the case of a restricted master electrician certificate, the holder of the certificate may obtain a permit with respect to electrical installations of not more than 300 volts between conductors with an ampacity of not more than 200 amperes.
(3)  In the case of a rural wireman certificate, the Administrator shall state the areas of Alberta where the rural wireman is permitted to perform electrical work, but the Administrator may adjust these areas at any time.
(3.1)  The term of a certificate renewed under this section is one year from the date of the renewal unless the Administrator specifies a longer term.
(4)  The term of the certificate of competency is
                               (a)    one year from the date of issue, or
                              (b)    for a period of not less than one year as specified by the Administrator.
AR 295/2009 s5;39/2012
ID card
6(1)  The Administrator shall issue an identification card to a holder of a certificate of competency under this Regulation identifying the status of the holder in a form satisfactory to the Administrator.
(2)  In the case of an ID card with respect to a rural wireman’s certificate of competency, the card must indicate the area in which the holder may do electrical work.
Certificates to be displayed
7   The holder of a certificate of competency issued under this Regulation shall
                               (a)    prominently display it at the holder’s place of business or employment, or
                              (b)    have it available to be produced immediately on the request of the Administrator or a safety codes officer.
Duplicate certificates
8   The Administrator may issue a duplicate certificate of competency under this Regulation if the Administrator is satisfied that the original has been lost, destroyed or mutilated or the name of the certificate holder has been legally changed.
Consequential amendment
9   The Permit Regulation (AR 204/2007) is amended in section 9(1)(a) by adding “within the scope of the master electrician’s certification” after “system”.
Repeal
10   The Certification and Permit Regulation (AR 168/2002) is repealed.
Expiry
11   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on October 31, 2019.
AR 295/2009 s11;193/2014
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