Reason for Credential: A person who holds a credential issued by the department as a certified electrical contractor, certified electrical contractor-restricted, certified master electrician, certified journeyman electrician or certified beginning electrician may perform electrical construction work in a municipality which requires licensure to perform electrical work pursuant to s. 101.87 (2) to (4), Stats., and in accordance with local ordinances. Chapter Comm 5 establishes a statewide certification of electricians invarious classes, master, journeyman and beginning, recognizing their knowledge and abilities. When an electrician certification is required and what category of certification is needed are determined by individual municipalities.A person holding a journeyman electrician certification may apply without examination for a UDC-electrical inspector certification.Requirements of Credential: No person may advertise as a certified electrical contractor, certified master electrician, certified journeyman electrician or certified beginning electrician unless the person holds the appropriate credential. A person who holds the credential shall carry on his or her person the credential issued by the department while performing or conducting the activity or activities permitted under the credential.Education Hours Required to Renew: The renewal of a journeyman electrician certification, with an expiration date after June 30, 2007, shall be contingent upon the person obtaining at least 24 hours of acceptable continuing education by March 30th of the year their credential expires. A person who holds a credential as a certified journeyman electrician may apply to the department for waiver of the continuing education requirements on the grounds of prolonged illness or disability or similar circumstances. Each application for waiver shall be considered individually on its merits by the department. A person who initially obtained his or her journeyman electrician certification by completing an electrical apprenticeship and whose request to renew his or her certification is denied because of the failure to fulfill the continuing education requirements shall be required to take and pass the certification examination in order to reacquire the journeyman electrician certification.If you pass the exam to obtain this credential, you will not be required to take any continuing education prior to your first expiration date. You will be required to fulfill the continuing education requirements starting after you have renewed your credential for the first time. If you obtain this credential by any other method, you will be required to fulfill the continuing education requirements at least 3 months prior to your expiration date.