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Charles County, Maryland

October 17, 2012 Agenda

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


1. License Counts as of this month are as follows:

Masters license: 1574

  • General- 1216: 530 Active, 2 Deceased, 655 Expired and 29 Inactive.
  • Restricted Master- 154: 83 Active, 0 Deceased, 70 Expired and 1 Inactive.
  • Expired without license type listed:  204.

Journeyman license: 1847 

  • 893 Active, 2 Deceased and 952 Expired.

Homeowner’s license: 140 with no active licenses.

2. Approval of  September 2012 meeting minutes

3. Rules and Regulations pertaining to the renewal of expired licenses (Master General, Master Restricted and Journeymen) were discussed in April. Board to update this and other areas of concern of the rules and regulations prior to submitting changes to Commissioners for approval.  Maximum option to be considered: Double the current reinstatement and renewal fees.

4. The Board has determined HVAC contractors will need an HVAC Restricted Electricians license to do installation.  Has there been any progress made on this license request?  Per Don Litten this will be an issue dealt with as soon as the new Building Codes are approved and adopted by the Commissioners. 

5. Exams given on September 19, 2012 meeting for (4) Master and (22) Journeyman there were no (0) Master exams and sixteen (16) Journeyman with passing grades.  There was one (1) license given after review of March 2012 exam and two (2) receiving a passing grade on Journeyman exam.

6.  Master Restricted licensees are questioning if the requirements for 10 CEU hours at renewal time should be waved due to the State not recognizing restricted licenses. Sue checked neighboring Counties to provide what they are requiring of Restricted/ Low Voltage Master.

Calvert County:  Two (2) different low voltage licenses.   They are not requiring any CEU’s at this time. 
• Restricted- which is allowed up to elevator work and can install motors.
• Low Voltage- which is only allowed to provide low voltage work (data, phone, cable and security systems.)

St Mary’s County: One (1) low voltage license.
• Restricted – is any work below 50 volts.

Prince Georges County: One (1) low voltage license.  They are requiring all Master Electricians (General and Restricted) to provide 10 CEU hours.
• Restricted – is any work below 50 volts.

7. Planchek, MDIA, SMECO and Code Enforcement County employees were requested to attend this meeting to discuss “Cut-in” and other conflicts