April 30, 2009 – The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA) announced the creation of two new Professional titles: Certified Master Electrician and Registered Master Electrician. Amending the former Professional Electrical Contractors Regulation, the new regulation came into force in 2008. The Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC) title began in 1993, and represents excellence in business for ECAA Registered Members.
The Certified Master Electrician (CME) title requires a one-time ethics course, and ongoing continuing education in the current edition of the Canadian Electrical Code in force and effect, ensuring a higher standard for those CMEs signing their names to electrical permits and assuming responsibility for the safety of electrical installations.
The Registered Master Electrician (RME) title provides for the recognition of the Master Electrician credential, and is for those Master Electricians who do not obtain electrical permits, or may be prevented from doing so due to their job requirements.
Concurrently, the ECAA announced the creation of its online training website. Alberta Master Electricians can secure their ethics training in this convenient delivery method, explained Kelly E. Morris, PEC, of Morris Electric Ltd., adding, “and the hope is that this represents one of many online courses to come, to allow Alberta Master Electricians to be the most qualified individuals in Canada for the assurance of safe electrical installations”.
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