AB 931, signed by former Governor Gray Davis in October 1999
required the Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) to "establish and
validate minimum standards for the competency and training of electricians…"
Although the deadline for developing the regulations to implement this statute
was originally January 1, 2001, the Legislature extended the time for the DAS to
develop regulations until July 1, 2001. The actual testing and certification
began in December, 2002. Thompson/Prometric is the testing contractor hired by
the DAS to administer the actual test.
As of January 1, 2006 in order
to work on electrical systems over 100 volt amps for a C-10 contractor in the
State of California you must be in one of three categories. These
Be a certified electrician (in one
of 5 categories) by the California Department of
Apprenticeship Standards (DAS).
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Hayward Electric present employee
base is adequate to fulfill our customers' current needs. However,
although we are not presently searching for new employees,
experience has shown us that this situation can change almost
overnight. We therefore recommend that you watch this space
for future hiring opportunities.