The Board of State of Examiners
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500 -
Boston, MA 02114.
Phone: (617) 727-9931
Richard Fredette, Executive Director
The professionals licensed by the Examiners
include Master Electricians (A), Journeyman Electricians (B),
Systems Contractors (C) and Systems Technicians (D). "Systems"
include fire warning, security.
The Examiners also assist local wiring inspectors in mediating
code disputes between licensees and wiring inspectors.
The primary mission of the Examiners
is to protect the citizens of Massachusetts by establishing
minimum standards for persons performing electrical installations.
They accomplish this mission by examining and licensing candidates
and by enforcing the regulations and general laws relative to
electrical installations in Massachusetts. The Examiners also
prosecute those found to be working without a license, either
through the Office of the Attorney General or directly in the
courts of the Commonwealth.
The Board of Electricians' Appeals issues
informal opinions and conducts formal hearings in matters of
dispute based upon decisions rendered by local wiring inspectors.
The Examiners also perform fire investigations
under the direction of the State Fire Marshal to determine if
electricity could have contributed to the cause. While performing
these fire investigations, the Examiners check the installation(s)
for code compliance and possible licensee misconduct.
The Board of Electricians licenses
approximately 33,238 electricians and security/fire alarm installers
in the Commonwealth. In fiscal year 2003, Board investigators
conducted 930 inspections. The Board received 246 new complaints
and resolved 429 complaints from this and previous fiscal years.
The Board held 96 investigative conferences and 177 formal hearings,
entered into 86 consent agreements, revoked 70 licenses, suspended
74 licenses, issued 11 stayed suspensions and placed three licenses
on probation. The Board collected $1,525 in fines and facilitated
the refund of $6,897 in total.