Government of New Brunswick
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  • Overview

    All electrical construction and maintenance work must be conducted by New Brunswick licensed electricians or supervised apprentices.

    Eligibility

    An Electrician Licence is required to make, repair or maintain electrical installations.

    An Industrial Electrician Licence is required to make, repair or maintain electrical installations in establishments where electricians are permanently employed.

    An Electrical Contractor Licence is required to obtain electrical wiring permits and to carry out an electrical installation.

    A Sign Installer Contractor Licence is required to obtain sign installation permits and to carry out sign installation work.

    A Sign Installer Licence is required to perform sign installation work.

    A Sign Installer Helper Licence is required to perform sign installation work.

    A Lightning Protection System Agent Licence is required to dispose of, install, alter or maintain a lightning protection system.

    A Lightning Protection System Supplier Licence is required to dispose of, install, alter or maintain a lightning protection system.

    Description

    To qualify for a Electrician Licence, applicants must hold a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification.

    To qualify for a Industrial Electrician Licence, applicants must hold a New Brunswick Certificate of Qualification.

    To qualify for an Electrical Contractor Licence, applicants must hold a New Brunswick Electrician's Licence and have two (2) years of experience as an Electrician, or must employ a person with those qualifications.

    To qualify for a Sign Installer Contractor Licence, applicants must employ a sign installer with a valid New Brunswick Sign Installer Licence.

    To qualify for a Sign Installer Licence, applicants must complete a course which is satisfactory to Chief Inspector, must obtain 2000 documented hours of sign installation work, and must complete a competency test which is acceptable to the Chief Inspector.

    To qualify for a Sign Installer Helper Licence, applicants must be employed by a Sign Installer Contractor or Electrical Contractor.

    To qualify for a Lightning Protection System Agent Licence, applicants must be appointed by a licenced supplier, be a resident of the Province and must satisfy the Chief Electrical Inspector that they are qualified.

    To qualify for a Lightning Protection System Supplier Licence, applicants must register by affidavit, with the Chief Electrical Inspector, that all equipment for the installation of lightning protections systems conform to the requirements of the Installation Code for Lightning Protection Systems.

    A list of the latest fee changes are provided in the Annual Revenue Estimate located in the fees section.

    Changes To Fees

    This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
    2011 PS Sign Installer’s Licence.pdf,
    2011 PS Sign Installer Helper’s Identification Card.pdf,
    2011 PS Electrician’s Licence Class 3.pdf,
    2011 PS Industrial Electrician’s Licence.pdf


    Fees

    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    YYYY-MM-DD
    Electrician Licence Class 22011-04-01
      New and annual renewal 50.002011-04-01
    Electrician Licence Class 32011-04-01
      New and annual renewal 50.002011-04-01
    Industrial Electricians Licence2011-04-01
      New and annual renewal50.002011-04-01
    Electrical Contractors Licence, Group 22011-04-01
      New and annual renewal250.002012-02-27
    Electrical Contractors Licence, Group 32011-04-01
      New and annual renewal 400.002011-04-01
    Sign Installer Contractors Licence2011-04-01
      New and annual renewal100.002012-02-27
    Sign Installer Licence2011-04-01
      New100.002012-02-27
      Annual renewal 50.002011-04-01
    Sign Installer Helper's Identification Card2011-04-01
      New and semi-annual renewal50.002011-04-01
    Construction Electrician Identification Card for those holding valid certification of qualification from another province50.002011-04-01
    Lightning Protection System Agent Licence2011-04-01
      New and annual renewal100.002012-04-18
    Lightning Protection System Supplier Licence2011-04-01
      New and annual renewal200.002012-04-18
    Contact Email Location
    Contact SNB (Payment Only) snb@snb.ca
    Bathurst
    Campbellton
    Edmundston
    Fredericton
    Fredericton
    Miramichi
    Moncton
    Saint John
    Woodstock