(1) An applicant for an original license or renewal of an electrical contractor license shall submit a completed application, appropriate fees, and certification of the following:
(a) worker's compensation coverage as required under 39-71-101, MCA; and
(b) unemployment insurance coverage as required under 39-51-101, MCA.
(2) The board shall issue a limited electrical contractor license to an applicant who submits the required documentation listed in (1) above and designates as the responsible electrician, a licensed journeyman, on a form prescribed by the board.
(3) The board shall issue an unlimited electrical contractor license to an applicant who submits the required documentation listed in (1) above and designates as the responsible electrician, a licensed master, on a form prescribed by the board.
(4) An owner of an unlimited electrical contracting business not licensed as a master electrician, must employ a master electrician on a full-time basis. No holder of a master electrician's license shall be named as the responsible electrician for more than one unlimited electrical contractor.
(5) An owner of a limited electrical contracting business not licensed as a journeyman electrician shall employ a journeyman electrician on a full-time basis. No holder of a journeyman electrician's license may be named as the responsible electrician for more than one electrical contractor.
(6) A responsible electrician who leaves the employment of a licensed electrical contractor, for whatever reason, must provide written notification to the board office of that fact, within ten working days. The licensed electrical contractor must provide the board office within ten working days, on a prescribed form, of the change of responsible electrician. Failure to name another responsible electrician within ten working days shall be cause for suspension of the electrical contractor license and cause for revocation.
(7) A licensed master or journeyman electrician, in the case of residential construction, may be relieved from further responsibility under any application or permit if the electrician has left or been discharged from the employment of an electrical contractor or owner, provided the electrician sends a notice in writing to that effect within ten working days to the state electrical board and the state or local building code enforcement entity, whichever is applicable.