Maine DO T's Prequalification Application covers pro jects in 6
categories: Bridge Construction, Highway Construction, Paving, Marine Construction
(Wharves, Piers, Etc .), Buildings and Traffic Signals and/or Lighting. Applicants
must provide information on their last 6 pro jects and on all contracts currently in
progress. Applications must be accompanied by statements from the applicant's
bonding company regarding bond ability on individual projects and in the aggregate.
An insurance statement regarding the applicant's Experience Rating Modifier must
be provided . The applicant also must provide a copy of his/her current Safety Plan
in electronic format. Completion of a Supplemental Safety Questionnaire and a
Supplemental EEO/Civil Rights Questionnaire are also required. Prequalification may be granted for individual specific projects, or for terms of 1or3 years at the discretion of the Prequalification's Review Board. Application requirement's and a copy of the application form are available via the department's website.
Contractors must be licensed and show evidence that the business
entity employs a Maine certified project supervisor, and have an up-to-date written
worker protection program that conforms to OSHA standards. Certification is required for a lead abatement project supervisor and a worker. A project supervisor must show 1 year experience as a lead abatement worker or 2 years experience in building trades, asbestos abatement, environmental technician or related field, and completion of a project supervisor course. A lead abatement worker must complete a lead worker course. A requirement for completion of an 8 hour refresher course must be shown before the renewal of any license.
License/Certification Type / Application and Annual Renewal Fee
Lead Abatement Worker / $75
Lead Abatement Project Supervisor / $125
Lead Abatement Contractor / $275
Asbestos: Contractors must be licensed and show evidence that the business entity
employs or involves 1 or more certified abatement employees. A trade examination
is required with a passing score of 70%. The average application processing time is 2 weeks.
License/Certification Type / Certification and renewal fee / Application and renewal fee
Asbestos Worker / $50 / $50
Asbestos Supervisor / $100 / $100
Asbestos Abatement Contractor / N/A / $650
In-house Abatement Unit / N/A / $650
Underground Oil Storage Tanks:
The certification of tank installers requires passing
an initial examination, apprenticeship under the supervision of an underground
storage tank installer for experience points and passing of a final exam. Certificates
for installers are valid for a 2 year period and are required in that 2 year period to
complete 8 hours of Board of Underground Storage Tank Installers approved continuing education. As of July 1, 2003, applicants have to be certified to inspect underground oil storage tanks. Underground oil tank inspectors must pass a single examination for certification as an underground oil storage tank inspector. The applicant must demonstrate additional certifications by associations and/or manufacturers to test the cathodic protection or inspect specific brands of leak detection equipment.
Underground Storage Tank Apprenticeship:
The certification of Maine underground
storage tank installers must meet the following apprenticeship requirements before
being certified. After taking and passing the initial underground storage tank installer
examination with a score of 80%, an apprentice must accumulate a total of 1,000
experience points based on projects where he or she assists certified tank installer(s). Points are accumulated for both mandatory and elective projects. Passage of a final examination is required in order for the apprentice to be certified.
Underground Storage Tank Installers
Initial Fee / $200
Variance to Apprenticeship / $200
Annual Apprentice Renewal / $150
Final Examination / $250
Biennial Recertification / $150
Examination Fee / $250
Certification Fee / $150
Recertification / $150
*includes Study guide
The Master Plumber license, Journeyman license and trainee plumber
license is valid 2 years based on the first licensure date. The biennial renewal fee for these licenses is $200. The Journeyman-in-Training license has a term of 4 years based on first licensure date. Master Plumbers are required to have a minimum of at least 1 year with 2,000 hours of work in the field of plumbing installations as a licensed Journeyman Plumber; or a minimum of at least 4 years with 8,000 hours of work in the field of plumbing installations as a licensed Trainee Plumber under the supervision of a licensed Master Plumber.
Journeyman Plumbers are required a minimum of at least 2 years with 4,000 hours
of work in the field of plumbing installations as a licensed trainee plumber under
the supervision of a licensed Master Plumber; or a minimum of 2,000 hours work
in the field of plumbing installations as a licensed Journeyman-in-Training under the
supervision of a licensed Master Plumber, as long as the work experience is obtained within 4 years of the date upon which the applicants were issued a Journeyman-in Training license.
Journeyman-in-Training applicants are required to have satisfactorily competed a
plumbing course consisting of 1 year or 2 semesters at a board-approved community college; and successfully passed the Journeyman Plumbers examination.
Type of License / Examination Application Fee / License Fee / Criminal background check / Renewal Fee
Master Plumber / $25 / $200 / $21 / $200
Journeyman/ $25 / $200 / $21 / $200
Journeyman-in-Training / $25 / $100 / $21 / N/A
Trainee / $25 / $100 / $21 / $100
All electrical licenses are valid 2 years from Licensure date. Master
Electricians and Senior Master Electricians (over 70 years of age) are required to
complete at least 4,000 hours of service as a journeyman electrician or at least
12,000 hours of experience in electrical installations and complete a program of study comprising of 576 hours as approved by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution. The 576 hours shall consist of 450 hours of required study, including a course of not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code and 126 hours of degree-related courses.
Limited Electricians, Senior Limited Electricians (over 70 years of age) licenses are
issued for the following categories: Low Energy, Gas Dispense, House Wiring, Outdoor Signs, Refrigeration, Traffic Signals, Water Pumps and Crane Technicians. Requirements vary for the different specific licenses listed under Limited Electricians.
Journeyman Electricians, Senior Journeyman Electricians (over 70 years of age)
requirements are as follows:
a. Complete at least 8,000 hours of service as a licensed apprentice or helper and
satisfactorily complete a program of study comprising of 576 hours as approved
by the Electricians' Examining Board or from an accredited institution. The 576
hours shall consist of 225 hours of required study, including an approved course
of not less than 45 hours in current National Electrical Code; and 351 hours of
elective study, comprised of all trade-related electives or 225 hours of trade related
courses and 135 hours of degree-related courses;
b. Be a graduate of an accredited applied technology high school 2 year electrical
program, have worked for 8,000 hours in the field of electrical installations
under the supervision of a master or equivalent and have completed a course of
not less than 45 hours in the current National Electrical Code;
c. Be a graduate of Maine community college electrical program or a vocational electrical program of the Department of Corrections, have worked for 4,000
hours in the field of electrical installations under the supervision of a master
or the equivalent and have completed a course of not less than 45 hours in the
current National Electrical Code (Persons qualifying under this paragraph may
sit for the Journeyman's examination upon graduation if application is made
within 1 year of graduation); or
d. Be an electrical apprentice registered with the State Apprenticeship and Training
Council and have completed 576 hours of related instruction, as defined in
Maine this paragraph, prescribed in their apprenticeship program, the 8,000 hours
approved program and a course of not less than 45 hours in the current
National Electrical Code (Persons qualifying under this paragraph may sit for the
journeyman's examination after completion of the 576 hours of instruction, of
application is made within 1 year of the completion of instruction).
Type of License / License Fee / Application Fee / SBI Report Fee / Biennial Renewal Fee
Master electrician / $150 / $25 / $21 / $150
Senior Master Electrician / $20 / $25 / $21 / $20
(over 70 years of age)
Limited Electrician / $100 / $25 / $21 / $100
Senior Limited Electrician /$20 / $25 / $21 / $20
(over 70 years of age)
Journeyman Electrician / $80 / $25 / $21 / $80
Senior Journeyman Electrician / $20 / $25 / $21 / $20
(over 70 years of age)
Master Electricians currently have reciprocity agreements with New Hampshire and
Vermont. Journeyman Electricians have reciprocity agreements with Idaho, New
Hampshire, North Dakota, Oregon and Vermont.