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    Default Electrical Engineer allowed to do Electrical work?

    hi,m
    Have been reading in some other posts and the Electrical Safety Act 2002 that Electrical Engineers are able to carry out household electrical works? IS this true or have I misread the info? Also if this is the case, ie that electrical work can be carried out by an engineer, how does one get a cert of compliance.

    Thanks

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    Wow, this post is really making the rounds.
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    Yes it says that in the "Electrical Safety Act 2002" for Queensland, AUSTRALIA.

    http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LE...tricalSA02.pdf

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    Tell me about it. It is also in the DIY Chatroom @ DSLR.

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    The short answer is NO.

    The system is setup as a very closed shop and doesn't seem to allow for any exemptions for professionally qualified engineers - effectively, the only way to obtain a licence is via an apprenticeship.

    In my view, the system is well overdue for an overhaul.

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    What "system" is that Johnny?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyb14 View Post
    The short answer is NO.

    The system is setup as a very closed shop and doesn't seem to allow for any exemptions for professionally qualified engineers - effectively, the only way to obtain a licence is via an apprenticeship.

    In my view, the system is well overdue for an overhaul.

    Not exactly true. Check with your state. Connecticut allows for a EE to sit for and Unlimited Electrical license ... if you pass, you are now an electrical contractor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99k View Post
    Connecticut allows for a EE to sit for and Unlimited Electrical license ... if you pass, you are now an electrical contractor.
    Wow! That's almost as scary as NYS.
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    johnnyb14 is probably the same person as the OP.
    He has posted this exact same reply on most of the boards that the OP posted to, even ones that have absolutely no relation to electrical work.

    johnnyb14 - IP: 117.199.22.174
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