- Licensing Guidelines
Standards of Conduct and Guideline to the Duties and Responsibilities
Licence Holder Standards of Conduct
The “Licence Holder Standards of Conduct” is a plain language guide to licensee behaviour and activities. It identifies nine categories of misconduct which could result in disciplinary action against a licence holder. There are no new requirements; it is simply an explanation of existing laws.
Guideline to the Duties and Responsibilities of Licensed Electrical Contractors (LECs) and Designated Master Electricians (DMEs)
Please note the Guideline to the Duties and Responsibilities of Licensed Electrical Contractors and Designated Master Electricians is currently being updated to reflect upcoming Regulation 570/05 changes.
The “Guideline to the Duties and Responsibilities of Licensed Electrical Contractors (LECs) and Designated Master Electricians (DMEs)” is a plain language guide to the obligations of LECs and DMEs as defined in the licensing regulation. Note that there are no new requirements in the Guideline – it is simply an explanation of existing laws.
The members of the Electrical Contractor Registration Agency (ECRA) identified a need for a resource that explains in plain language the responsibilities of LECs and MEs as defined in Ontario Regulation 570/05 Licensing of Electrical Contractors and Master Electricians.
The purpose of this Guideline is to assist businesses and individuals to understand and comply with their licensing obligations arising from the Regulation. Unless exempted, any contracting business that offers or performs electrical work in Ontario must be licensed by ESA. Similarly, any person who plans on assuming the responsibilities established in the Regulation for overseeing the electrical work carried out on behalf of an electrical contractor must be licensed by ESA as a Master Electrician and be designated by the electrical contracting business.
The release of this document marks the culmination of major effort and collaboration between ESA and ECRA.