LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Return the completed, signed and notarized application along with the following:

  1. Insurance (see Putnam County Insurance Requirements).
  2. License and Permit Bond in the amount of $25,000.00 naming the County of Putnam as Obligee; one-year term (original only-copy will not be accepted).
  3. Workers Compensation Form or Exemption Form
  4. A check in the appropriate amount made payable to the Putnam County Commissioner of Finance (see Fee Schedule).
  5. If licensed in any other jurisdiction, provide a certified copy of a valid electrical license if you would like to obtain a reciprocal license.
  6. A photocopy of one (1) form of valid photo ID issued by a governmental agency (e.g., driver’s license).
  7. Child Support Certifications – Notarized
  8. Send to:  Board of Electrical Examiners, 110 Old Route 6, Building No. 3, Carmel, NY 10512

PLEASE NOTE: ONE VEHICLE DECAL WILL BE ISSUED WITH EACH LICENSE.  ADDITIONAL DECALS CAN BE PURCHASED AT $6.00 EACH.  EVERY COMPANY VEHICLE MUST DISPLAY A DECAL.

ANY INCOMPLETE APPLICATION RECEIVED WITHOUT ALL THE ABOVE INFORMATION WILL BE RETURNED AND CONSIDERED INVALID.

NO WORK MAY BE STARTED UNTIL ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE MET AND A VALID LICENSE ISSUED.  VIOLATORS ARE SUBJECT TO A FINE AND PROSECUTION.

MASTERS LICENSE

  • Applicant must have had at least 7-1/2 years continuous full-time working experience in electrical construction, including:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Applicant must be a competent electrician and qualified to do electrical contracting and installation of electrical wiring of all types.
  • Applicant must be able to comply with the requirements and provisions of the current issue of the National Electrical Code, the utility companies having jurisdiction, and have knowledge of the provisions of the Resolution for Licensing & Regulation of Master and Special Electricians.
  • Applicant must supply detailed letters showing experience in residential, commercial, and industrial electrical construction from previous employers on employer letterhead signed and notarized. Such letters should detail the applicant’s duties on each job performed.
  • Applicant must take a written examination of which a mark of 75% is required before issuance of license.
  • Applicant must be familiar and comply with the New York State Compensation Law, and all other Putnam County insurance requirements.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BEFORE AN EXAMINATION WILL BE SCHEDULED

SPECIAL ELECTRICIANS

  • Special electricians are those employed in specific plant or building.
  • Applicant must have had at least 7-1/2 years experience in electrical wiring including residential, commercial and industrial work.
  • Applicant must take a written examination of which a mark of 75% is required before issuance of license.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BEFORE AN EXAMINATION WILL BE SCHEDULED

Fee:      $150.00 application fee (to be paid prior to taking test) and $500.00 Master license fee and $150.00 for Low Voltage/Limited Data Communication Technician (to be paid when license is issued) check or money order payable to Putnam County Commissioner of Finance

PLEASE RETURN APPLICATION SIGNED AND NOTARIZED TO:

BOARD OF ELECTRICAL EXAMINERS
110 OLD ROUTE 6, BLDG. NO. 3
CARMEL, NY 10512

APPLICATION AND APPLICATION FEE MUST BE SUBMITTED AT LEAST 3 WEEKS BEFORE TEST.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED BEFORE AN EXAMINATION WILL BE SCHEDULED.

PUTNAM COUNTY INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

THE FOLLOWING MUST APPEAR ON EACH INSURANCE CERTIFICATE:
UNDER THE CERTIFICATE HOLDER SECTION:

COUNTY OF PUTNAM
48 GLENEIDA AVENUE
CARMEL, NEW YORK  10512

ATTN.: LAW DEPT./RISK MANAGER

ADDITIONALLY, IN THE SPACE (DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION/LOCATIONS) ON THE INSURANCE CERTIFICATE, IT MUST BE NOTED AS FOLLOWS:

“PUTNAM COUNTY IS INCLUDED AS AN ADDITIONAL INSURED UNDER THE CONTRACTORS GENERAL LIABILITY POLICY.”

THE KINDS OF INSURANCE, LIMITS, AND/OR CONDITIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

R       Workers’ Compensation—Statutory—covering all operations and all locations involved in the contract. (Also New York State Disability Benefits)

R       Commercial General Liability—covering all operations and all locations involved in the contract, including the following coverage’s:

  • $2,000,000.00-General Aggregate
  • $10,000.00 Medical Expense Limit
  • $1,000,000.00-Personal & Advertising Injury Limit
  • $1,000,000.00 Each occurrence
  • $2,000,000.00 Products/Completed Operations Aggregate
  • $50,000.00 Fire Damage Legal Liability Limit

Unless specifically required, each policy shall provide limits of not less than
$1,000,000.00 Combined Single Limits.

STANDARD INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS AND INDEMNIFICATION REQUIREMENT:

All policies and certificates of insurance of the contractor shall contain the following clauses:

  1. Putnam County is named as an additional insured and as Certificate Holder.  Insurers shall have no right of recovery or subrogation against the County of Putnam (including its agents and agencies), it being the intention of the parties that for any and all losses covered by the above described insurance.
  2. The Clause “other insurance provisions” in a policy in which the County of Putnam is named as an additional insured, shall not apply to the County of Putnam.
  3. The insurance companies issuing the policy or policies shall have no recourse against the County of Putnam (including its agents or agencies) for payment of any premiums or for assessments under any form of policy.
    Any and all deductibles in the above described insurance policies shall be assumed by and be for the account of, and at the risk of the contractor.