Established: December 28, 1887

"IMPORTANT ISSUES"

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ELECTION OF OFFICERS WAS HELD ON JUNE 13, 2018

AT THE  WINTHROP ELK'S

I am happy to report that our newly elected officers are:

President - Peter Diamond

Vice-President - Michael Deane

Secretary/Treasurer - Nicholas Catizone

Congratulations to you Gentlemen  

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237 CMR: BOARD OF STATE EXAMINERS OF ELECTRICIANS AND BOARD OF ELECTRICIANS APPEALS

237 CMR 17.00: MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION (MCE)

Section 17.01 : Requirements for Licensees

                17.02 : Requirements for Continuing Education Providers and Seminars/Courses 17.01: Requirements for Licensees

                (1) Continuing Education Requirement.

                       (a) Except as otherwise provided in 237 CMR 17.01, each licensee of the Board, as a condition for license renewal, shall present                                 evidence satisfactory to the Board that, in the three-year period before license renewal, he or she has completed 21 clock                                   hours of continuing education.

                       (b) Of the required 21 clock hours, 15 clock hours shall be on topics related to 527 CMR 12.00: Massachusetts Electrical Code                                    (Amendments), business, law, and related topics with a Provider in an area of study approved by the Board. Courses offered                                 for Master Electricians and Journeyman Electricians shall focus on 527 CMR 12.00 and other laws and regulations as they                                     pertain to Electrical Work. Courses for Systems Contractors and Systems Technicians shall focus on the applicable chapters                                 of 527 CMR 12.00, the adopted version of NFPA 72, and other laws and regulations as they pertain to Systems Work. The                                     Board may require specific content to be contained in any approved courses. It shall be the licensee's responsibility to                                            ensure that their Provider has been approved by the Board.

                       (c) Of the required 21 clock hours, six clock hours shall be in areas chosen by the licensee for professional development in the                                  subjects of Electrical Code, business, law, first aid, safety, Building Code, and related topics. Said instruction need not be                                     offered by a Board approved Provider.

                      (d) Notwithstanding the previous provisions of 237 CMR 17.01, Inspectors of Wires, appointed pursuant to M.G.L. c. 166, § 32,                                    electrical inspectors/ investigators employed by the Division of Professional Licensure, and licensed members of the Board,                                shall complete the required 15 hours of mandatory continuing education within the first year of the release of the updated                                edition of 527 CMR 12.00: Massachusetts Electrical Code (Amendments) as a condition of license renewal.

                      (e) In addition to the 21 hours for renewal as provided, each Inspector of Wires appointed pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. c.                             166, § 32 shall complete in each license cycle six hours of continuing education in courses approved by the Board (for a total                                of 27 clock hours). The Board may designate one or more associations of Inspectors of Wires or other Providers to offer                                        these courses.

                (2) Extensions and Exemptions from Continuing Education Requirement. The Board may, at its discretion, consider a written                                      request for an extension or exemption from the deadlines for the continuing education requirement under the following                                    circumstances:

                      (a) Illness or Disability. A request for an extension based on illness, disability, or other medically-related condition, shall be in                                     writing, under oath, and accompanied by a letter addressed to the Board, written and signed by a licensed medical doctor,                                   stating the nature of the licensee's medical condition and the correlation between that condition and the licensee's inability                               to work in any trade capacity, as well as to complete the required continuing education within the required period.

                     (b) Exemption of 15/Six Hour Programs. Instructors who teach two 15 clock-hour seminars/courses and/or two six-hour                                               professional development courses per cycle shall be deemed to have met the continuing education requirements.

                      (c) Issuance of License 90 Days Preceding Renewal Date. Any holder of a Journeyman Electrician or Systems Technician license                                 issued by the Board following examination or by reciprocity during the 90 days preceding the license renewal date shall be                                   exempt from the continuing education requirement for the license renewal cycle in effect at the time of licensure.

                    (3) Failure to Complete Continuing Education Requirement. Any licensee who does not complete the required hours of                                                continuing education shall not be eligible for license renewal. A licensee who misrepresents completion of continuing                                            education in a license renewal shall be subject to disciplinary action which could include fines and/or license suspension or                                  revocation.

                     (4) Reinstatement of Lapsed Licenses. A licensee who allows their license to lapse beyond 90 days, who did not complete their                                continuing education prior to their license expiration, shall not be eligible to reinstate their license until they complete the                                  latest Board approved version of the 15 hour continuing education course and a six hour professional development course. In                            addition to the above requirements, if a license has been expired for more than three years (one license cycle), even if                                            originally obtained by reciprocity, the former licensee shall be required to pass the Massachusetts examination for the license                            they previously held in order to reinstate their license.

                    (5) Certificate/Documentation.

                          (a) Upon successful completion of the 15 clock hours of continuing education, each licensee shall receive from their CEP a                                           certificate of completion. Each licensee shall retain such documentation for ten years, and shall furnish it to the Board for                                   verification of completion of the required continuing education if so requested. This requirement shall not be deemed to                                     waive the requirement that CEP's also maintain records as required in 237 CMR 17.00.

                          (b) Upon successful completion of the six clock hours of professional development, each licensee shall receive from the                                                sponsor a certificate of completion as covered in 237 CMR 17.02(3)(b). Each licensee shall retain such documentation for                                      ten years and shall furnish it to the Board for verification of completion of the professional development if so requested.

                           (c) Appointed Inspectors of Wires pursuant to M.G.L. c. 166, § 32 shall provide to the Board successful completion and                                                  documentation of the required 27 clock hours of mandatory continuing education and certification programs as required                                      by the Board pursuant to these regulations indicating qualification for initial or continuing appointment as an Inspector of                                  Wires.

            17.02 : Requirements for Continuing Education Providers and Seminars/Courses

                             (1) CEP's Must Be Board Approved. The Board may withdraw its approval of any provider or course for good cause shown.

                             (2) CEP's shall notify the Board in writing of any change of his or her instructors within ten days of the change.

                                   (a) All course instructors, whether teaching independently or employed by an approved provider, shall be                                                                         Massachusetts licensed electricians.

                                   (b) CEP's shall attend any Board-sponsored seminars/courses on the proper content, administrative procedures and                                                      data transfer.

                             (3) Seminar/Course Sponsors Records.

                                   (a) CEP's shall maintain for a period of ten years complete and accurate records on each licensee who has completed                                                     continuing education;

                                   (b) Certificate of Completion of Continuing Education Seminar/Course. CEP's shall provide attendees certificates of                                                       completion which contain the following:

                                          1. CEP number;

                                          2. CEP name and Massachusetts license number;

                                          3. Instructor signature signed under pains and penalties of perjury;

                                          4. Date of course and hours completed;

                                          5. CEP contact phone number;

                                          6. Name of attendee and license number(s).

                                    (c) Certificate of Completion of Professional Development Seminar/Course. As the Board generally does not approve                                                   Professional Development sponsors, Licensees shall be solely responsible for obtaining certificates of completion                                                   from their sponsor for any Professional Development seminars/courses taken. Such certificates of completion must                                               contain the following:

                                          1. Subject matter;

                                          2. Date of course and hours completed;

                                          3. Course Sponsor's name;

                                          4. Speakers name;

                                          5. Name of attendee.

                                    (d) CEP's shall maintain in electronic medium the names, license number(s), of all licensees attending the continuing                                                      education seminar(s). A copy of such shall be submitted to the Board within ten working days of the completion date                                              of such seminar.

                                     (4) Falsification of any information relating to the requirements of 237 CMR 17.00 by a CEP shall be grounds for the                                                      withdrawal of Board approval of the CEP and, where Board licensee(s) are found to be involved, the initiation of                                                      formal disciplinary proceedings against such licensee(s).

                                     (5) Renewal of application for providership shall be submitted on a prescribed form or other medium acceptable to the                                                 Board for its review and approval not later than 90 days prior to the adoption of an Electrical Code.

REGULATORY AUTHORITY

237 CMR 17.00: M.G.L. c. 141, § 2.

Eversource Energy

James Mello Supervisor

Electric Meter Technical

Can be reached by Cell (508) 397-9785

Any question on a buried or non-accessible Meters call James  


                                                       

Attention Inspectors

And

Assistant Inspectors

The Municipal Electrical Inspectors Association

 and the Martin Electrical School

will be presenting a 6 hr. Course.

 To comply with the mandated requirements

of 237 CMR 17.01 (1) (a)

Wednesday March 14, 2018

At

Martin Electrical School

190 Kerry Place, Norwood, MA 02062

This course will begin at 9:00 AM

Registration will begin at 8:00 AM

The cost will be $ 60.00

Seating is limited Pre-Registration is requested,

By phone to Nick Catizone – (339) 927-3098 or

Rick D’Amato – (781) 964-4171

By Mail Please fill out the form below

Name: ___________________________________________________

City or Town: ______________________________________________

Make Checks payable to, Paul Revere IAEI.

Mail to: Rick D’Amato 18 Birch Street Peabody, MA 01960

Jeffrey S. Sargent

Regional Electrical Code Specialist at

National Fire Protection Association

Experience:

Author and Editor - National Electrical Code Handbook

Staff Instructor - NFPA Hosts 5th Electrical Inspector's Forum

Education: - Master electrician's license

A little bit of information about Jeffrey Sargent,

            Before joining the NFPA, Jeff worked for the State of New Hampshire Electricians Licensing Board, where he served as a state electrical inspector. In addition to inspecting and approving electrical installations and providing technical assistance to municipal code enforcement officials, Jeff also has taught electrical courses for apprentice and licensed electricians at New Hampshire Technical College.

           Jeff is also a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, he is certified through its certified electrical inspector program and is a licensed Master electrician.

           He is also an author/editor of several NFPA technical publications including the National Electrical Code Handbook and Electrical Inspection Manual.

           Senior Electrical Specialist, Senior Technical Editor is also executive secretary of the NFPA Electrical Section and staff liaison to several NFPA technical committees.

          Jeff has received the organization’s Percy Bugbee Award. This honor, named for NFPA's First President, an outstanding achievement award based on nominations by fellow employees.

          Jeff provides technical support and training for the National Electrical Code and other NFPA electrical standards.

NEC 2017 CODE IS NOW IN EFFECT

MEMBERS 

Electrical Board Education Subcommittee Meeting

The Inspector of Wires Education !!

 This presentation, a six hour  education program for the "Inspector of Wires".

Will go into effect on January 2018.

More information to follow.

MASS AMEMDMENTS CODE FOR 2017

For those of you who may have or may not noticed there is a few errors in the Mass Amendments. You need to try and get a new set of Mass Amendments with the corrections in it.

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS

From the Desk of the Secretary

March 3,2019

We the Municipal Electrical Inspectors Association of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

celebrating 131 years in Operation. 

      I am proud to be a member of such a great Association, and proud of how far we have come as group of Inspectors. With a variety of members we have in age and gender, we hold a very vast knowledge of information in this Electrical Industry. And if you were to add up all the years of knowledge that we have in this organization it far surpass the years that this association has been around. We need to continue with updating ourselves with new information and product installations as they come about. You know we never stop learning even though we are inspectors we are all teachers to a degree, in that when you do your job as inspectors you point out, and inform the electrician that his or her installation weather or not it is correct and point out where the error is. 

       It is also a good practice to let the electrician know that they did a good job and everything looks nice and neat and professional. We all like to hear that we are doing a good job.  Criticism comes faster than Compliments. Your compliment doesn't make a weak Inspector or a push over it makes you a Respected Inspector.        

      Thank you for your continued support of the "Municipal Electrical Inspectors Association of Massachusetts & Rhode Island"

                         The Oldest Association in the Country "Since 1887"  December 28, 2018

Sincerely,

Nick Catizone, Jr.

Secretary/Treasurer   

"Members Concerns" 

During our past meetings at our various locations. Members have expressed the concerns with all the talking and private table chatter at various tables. Members can not hear what was being said by the speaker and other members. Please, when the gavel is wrapped, respect the person either at the podium or standing on the floor. The information that is being provided is for all to hear, and you should be willing to respect the members who would like to get this information. 

          Please remember we are all in this together and if you do not pay attention, the subject matter discussed could just  go over your head and one day this could happen to you in the field.

So please respect others while they are talking from the floor or podium, keep the noise DOWN. 

Thank you, 

Nick Catizone,

Secretary  


NEC 2017 is in

Attention all Inspectors of Wires:

Mandatory Continuing Education Requirement

As mandated by 237 CMR 17.01(1)(a), all Inspectors of Wires must complete six (6) hours of mandatory continuing education specific to Inspectors, in addition to the twenty one (21) hours required for license renewal by the 2019 renewal date (7/31/2019). Information regarding mandatory continuing education seminars may be obtained through various Associations and participating Providers, a list of which is provided below. Failure to complete this requirement will render you ineligible to be considered a certified Inspector of Wires who is authorized in performance of your duties as the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).  In addition, continuing to perform such duties in the absence of fulfilling this mandate may also make your license subject to sanctions by the Board.

Approved Providers for Inspector of Wires Six (6) Hour Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE)   Go to this Web-Site to get the list of Approved providers;       

 http://www.mass.gov/ocabr/licensee/dpl-boards/el/info-for-iows.html 

               


BFPR Advisory - 527 CMR 12, s 406.4 (D)(4):

AFCI Receptacle Outlet Replacement

To: Interested Parties

From: Board of Fire Prevention Regulations

Date: June 5, 2014

RE: Interpretation 527 CMR 12

QUESTION: “For receptacle outlets subject to mandatory AFCI protection under current requirements in the Massachusetts Electrical Code, does 406.4(D)(4) require receptacle replacements in such location to have AFCI protection either inherently or on their supply side, and regardless of the reason for the replacement or the previous status of AFCI protection?”

ANSWER: YES

Important Events  Mark Calendar

Eastern Section Meeting - Seminar

This years Eastern Section Meeting and Code discussion will be held.

 September 29th to October 1st, 2017

Will be at the,

 Radisson Valley Forge Casino Resort

King of Prussia, PA

Contact Jim Rogers

or

Go To the

 IAEI Eastern Section website

for more information.



May & June Meeting will be open Nominations 

for

President - Vice-President - Secretary/Treasurer positions

In order to run for one of these seats you must be a paid up member in full and current.

Term of office is one Year for President and Vice-President with a maximum of two years consecutive.

Secretary/Treasurer is annual and can be continuous