W.S. 35-9-123

Electrical installations to be performed by licensed electricians; exceptions.

(a)  Licensed electrical contractors employing licensed master or journeymen electricians, or registered apprentice electricians supervised by a licensed master or journeyman electrician shall install all electrical equipment. This requirement is waived for the following, however the waiver does not exempt the following persons from meeting all other code requirements under this act:

(i)  Property owned or leased by a person when the person, his partner or a major stockholder of a family corporation is installing the equipment and the property is not for immediate resale;

(ii)  Oil or gas field operations, including those operations involving exploration, testing, drilling, production or transporting via pipeline of oil or gas, railroads, petroleum refineries, fertilizer manufacturing facilities, foundries, mines and their appurtenant facilities;

(iii)  Liquefied petroleum, gas, electric or communication facilities exercising their function as public utilities;

(iv)  Cable‑TV, satellite-TV and telecommunications, including data and related services of cable-TV, satellite-TV and telecommunications providers including its contractors and subcontractors provided such contractors and subcontractors are limited to the installation of low voltage cable, A.M. or F.M. radio stations, television stations, phone services, internet services, data services and related services;

(v)  Farms or ranches of forty (40) acres or more on deeded land;

(vi)  Buildings constructed by a school or community college district as part of an industrial arts curriculum, under the direct supervision of a qualified industrial arts instructor.  The school or community college district shall have the installations inspected by the state electrical inspector's office or the local enforcement authority, whichever has jurisdiction, to ensure compliance with W.S. 35‑9‑120;

(vii)  Licensed low voltage electrical contractors employing licensed low voltage technicians or registered low voltage apprentice technicians who may install electrical equipment which falls under the scope of their low voltage license or registration.  No low voltage contractor may work on electrical systems which exceed ninety (90) volts unless allowed pursuant to this subsection.  The chief electrical inspector may issue a low voltage electrical contractor's license to contractors not qualified for an electrical contractor's license but qualified for their low voltage area of expertise for the installation, repair or remodel of:

(A)  All electrical systems under ninety (90) volts;

(B)  Alarm systems under ninety (90) volts;

(C)  Communication systems under ninety (90) volts or current limited communication systems of higher voltage;

(D)  Sound systems under ninety (90) volts;

(E)  Television systems under ninety (90) volts;

(F)  Control systems under ninety (90) volts;

(G)  Lawn sprinkler systems under ninety (90) volts.

(viii)  Licensed limited electrical contractors employing licensed limited technicians or registered limited apprentice technicians who may install electrical equipment which falls under the scope of their limited license or registration.  The electrical work shall only include the electrical system on the load side of the disconnect which supplies power to the electrical equipment that they are licensed to work on.  The chief electrical inspector may issue a limited electrical contractor's license to a contractor not qualified for an electrical contractor's license but qualified in his limited area of expertise for the:

(A)  Installation, repair or remodel of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems limited to wiring on the load side of the equipment disconnect;

(B)  Installation, repair or remodel of elevator systems limited to wiring on the load side of the equipment disconnect;

(C)  Installation, repair or remodel of sign systems limited to wiring on the load side of the equipment disconnect;

(D)  Installation, repair or remodel of water well and irrigation systems limited to wiring on the load side of the equipment disconnect;

(E)  Routine repair or maintenance of light fixtures limited to replacement of ballasts and fixture parts.

(ix)  Employees of rural electric cooperatives, as defined in W.S. 37‑17‑101(a)(i), when performing the following work:

(A)  Installation of new or upgraded service connections or attachments of secondary service wires to any utility point of attachment on all overhead connections of the cooperative's equipment to the cooperative's customer's connections and all underground connections that are in close proximity to conductors in excess of six hundred (600) volts; or

(B)  Making repairs on secondary service wires or re-attachments of secondary service wires to any utility point of attachment in emergency or outage situations.

(b)  Exceptions shall not apply to anyone who contracts or subcontracts to or for any exempt person, partnership or corporation.