Master Electrician Certification
NOTICE Master Electrician Certification For more information, please call 1-866-421-6929, or visit www.municipalaffairs.alberta.ca
This notice is to provide clarity for the electrical industry and for permit issuers regarding what certification is necessary for an individual to be eligible to hold an electrical permit.
Under the Permit Regulation (AR204/2007) the certification of “Master Electrician” is the only certification eligible to hold permits for any electrical system. Permit Issuers should be looking for a Government of Alberta Master Electrician card for proof of an individual’s eligibility. There may be stickers on the back of some cards indicating a designation of Certified Master Electrician (CME) or Registered Master Electrician (RME). These cards are valid; however, the stickers are for a separate program and are not related to an individual’s eligibility for a permit. Any identification related only to the individual’s status as a CME is not sufficient proof that the individual is eligible to hold an electrical permit.
In May 2010, Municipal Affairs will be introducing a new Master Electrician card. Both the old and the new cards are shown below. Both types of cards are valid until the expiry date shown on the card.
Some Master Electricians have restrictions placed on their certifications by the Administrator. In these cases, the maximum voltage and maximum ampacity (current) of the electrical system for which the individual may obtain a permit will be stated on their card. No indication of restriction means that the individual is eligible to hold permits for any electrical system.
There are other eligible individuals and certifications that may hold electrical permits for specific systems. Please refer to the Permit Regulation for the complete list of eligibility and restrictions.