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(1) A temporary practice permit may be issued to an applicant for a residential or journeyman electrician license upon completion of an application, submission of verification of experience as required under 37-68-305 , MCA, payment of the appropriate fees, and approval by the board or designated board representative. An applicant for a master electrician license may be issued a journeyman temporary permit.

(2) An applicant for a residential or journeyman electrician license may act as an electrician in the category for which an application is approved, as long as the applicant is employed by a licensed electrical contractor and a temporary practice permit has been issued.

(3) A temporary practice permit issued to an applicant for an electrician license shall expire 90 days from the date of issuance or upon receipt of licensure examination results.

(4) A temporary practice permit does not allow a journeyman applicant to act as a responsible electrician for a limited electrical contractor, nor does it permit the applicant to obtain an electrical contractor license. A temporary practice permit allows an applicant only to work under a properly licensed electrical contractor.

(5) An applicant for licensure by endorsement or reciprocity may be issued a temporary practice permit under the conditions above. The temporary practice permit shall expire at such time as the board approves the application and a license is issued or the board denies the application.

(6) A second temporary practice permit may be issued at the discretion of the board, on a case-by-case basis, only to an applicant who has failed the examination with a score of 70 to 74%, is registered to take the next scheduled examination and upon receipt of:

(a) a letter from the applicant requesting a second temporary practice permit and submitting proof of registration to take the next scheduled examination; and

(b) a letter from the employer stating that the applicant is employed and under the supervision of a licensed journeyman or master electrician.

(7) If the applicant does not register for the examination within 90 days, the second temporary practice permit shall expire.

History: 37-1-319, 37-68-201, MCA; IMP, 37-1-305, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; TRANS, from Dept. of Prof. & Occup. Lic. , Ch. 274, L. 1981, Eff. 7/1/81; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 951, Eff. 4/15/94; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 3039, Eff. 11/22/96; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 2418, Eff. 12/7/01; TRANS, from Commerce, 2002 MAR p. 1755; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 2458, Eff. 12/9/05.

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