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    How to get Wiremans License?

    Hi Guys, me new here, first post.

    (1)I am a qualified Millwright and need to get my wiremans license.

    How do I go about doing that?

    (2)Also, how do I go about getting registered with the ECB as a Electrical contractor?

    Sweet and short.

    Thanks.

    ps. I stay in the Western Cape

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    Hello i am also busy getting mine, I am under the impression that all i need is trade test, N4 and have passed installation rules paper 1 and 2. Hope it has not changed!

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    I am under the impression that all i need is trade test, N4 and have passed installation rules paper 1 and 2
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    As far as i know that is still the route, Chee dee you will have to do a course at one of the technical colledges and write the installation exam 1 and 2.
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    its not that simple...its not a wiremans license anymore.

    you can become:

    a single phase tester
    3 phase installation tester
    or a master electrician

    there are various requirements for each different catergory.

    i would contact the local ECA in your area and find out the correct requirements

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    Quote Originally Posted by murdock View Post
    i would contact the local ECA in your area and find out the correct requirements
    Or go to MERSETA who will tell you something completely different
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    if anyone has recently written installations rules paper 1 or 2 can they answer me why the hell is there written compulsory next to some of the questions???

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    To reduce the chance of improving 2% pass rate country wide on this INSANELY hard exam?

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    Not having written this paper...

    Some exam papers are structured with a certain number of compulsory questions, and then a section where you have to answer (as example) 3 out of 5 questions where you can pick which ones you want to answer. Would that make sense here?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    when i wrote the first exam for installations rules...there where 2 papers one on day 1 then the second on day 2...you had to pass both exams with more than 50 % for each


    just when i thought there was no need to study any more they came out with the master electrician requirements...if you think it was difficult to become an installation electrician...wait till you decide to become a master electrician...there are 15 books....2 days of exams which you have to pass both with more than 50% and you have to have ntc6 as a minimum requirement with years of experience to consider the application.
    Last edited by murdock; 06-Aug-09 at 06:45 AM.

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    i had two question papers, each a week apart, I am stuck in a town called umtata, so there is no classes and no people to ask for help, so i phoned college in pe and the lecturer there said it might be a typo cause there is no optional questions, all of them has to be done..... oh well next block i try again and again and eventually i shall succeed. Thanks for a kick ass forum, kinda cool to know i can come here to ask questions and get a honest reply!!

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