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01 February 2006

ELECTRICAL LICENSING FOR INSTRUMENTATION

A class ‘M’ Limited Electrical License is available to all CTTAM certified technicians and technologists doing “electrical work” in the province of Manitoba.

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Visit the new CTTAM website for a complete description of how to get the required certification and license.

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Class 'M' limited electrical license

A class ‘M’ Limited Electrical License is available to all CTTAM certified technicians and technologists doing “electrical work” in the province of Manitoba. This license is sponsored by CTTAM and has three classes:

Class 1 - Limited Construction (5400 hours of documented construction work)
Class 2 - Maintenance (3600 hours of documented maintenance work )
Class 3 - Manufacturer/Builder

the license states:
“The license holder is permitted to:
• Install/work on electrical equipment excluding building wiring.
• To perform modification, maintenance, condition assessment, repair, manufacture, commission, configuration, program, calibrate, test, and assemble equipment in accordance with CTTAM Code of Ethics as recommended by the joint assessment committee.“

The scope of the license is limited to the “technical” group… Instrumentation, Electrical, Electronic, Biomedical, Mechanical, and more importantly, your work experience. The license is designed to match your duties and experience.

Possession of an electrical license while doing “electrical work” on an industrial site is mandatory. Basically, if you are covered by workplace Health and Safety at work, you need it.

An alternative to the CTTAM ‘M’ License is the Voice Data Video License (low voltage cabling only) sponsored by the Manitoba Electrical League. Details are to be found after ‘M’ License details.
 


Step-by-step Plan
Technician/Technologist Electrical Licenses

Step 1:  Become a member of CTTAM.

Since the new Class M technician/ technologist electrical license is sponsored by CTTAM, and they are the evaluation agency, you MUST maintain membership in CTTAM.

Go to: www.cttam.com
Ph: 204-784-1088
Fax: 204-784-1084

Step 2:  Go through the certification process.
Apply for the CTTAM ‘M’ License.

Step 3:  Write the Department of Labour exam