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Free CEUs 2020 are Wed. October 21st 2020.
Annual Meeting 2020 will be Wed. October 21st 2020.




2019 Legislative activity - Check your Signal Newsletter for full details.
Kari's Law becomes mandatory on February 16, 2020
In 2013, Hank Hunt's daughter, Kari, was attacked and killed by her estranged husband in a Marshall, Texas hotel room. Kari's nine-year-old daughter was in the room and tried calling 911 on the hotel phone. She dialed 911 four times as her mother was attacked. But not one of her calls ever went through. Why? The hotel phone required guests to dial a "9" before calling outside the hotel—even for 911. Since that day, Hank has worked tirelessly—and successfully—with the FCC and Congress to change the law so that a "9" is no longer needed for 911 calls from multi-line systems like hotel phones. His efforts culminated in Kari's Law becoming effective on Feb. 16, 2020.

IBEW attempts to limit the scope of work of specialty electrical contractors in California
IBEW and a few large electrical contractors have pressed the California Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB) for over two years to change the state rules to allow only “C-10” licensed contractors to install behind-the-meter battery storage.  The lobby failed to provide credible evidence that there are problems with solar contractors currently doing this battery work.
See the IBEW video here: https://youtu.be/CWrlB_Uq22c 

2020:  Pandemic Participate via Video Conference -  register for more info
8 CEUs (4 Code, 4 Technical)
1. Grounding and Bonding A 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20200396)  
2. IP Everywhere 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (2 CEU Credit  class 20200398)
   Lunch - Annual Meeting 12 Noon-12:30pm
3. UTP Cable 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 CEU Credit  class 20200397)
4. Grounding and Bonding B 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20200395) 


2019 (10/9/19) Classes: Graybar Brooklyn Park - 7601 Setzler Parkway North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Session 1. Grounding & Bonding -  Including Communication Systems (NEC Code Credit 20170523) 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (2 hours) The NEC requires Grounding & Bonding be to key to the safe use of electricity is Grounding. (Old 20130555)
Session 2. Why IP v6? (20170524) 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (2 hours) In a world where everything is going IP, requires many more IP addresses. (Old 20130554)
Session 3. UTP Cable is Not Just Voice & Data Anymore! (20170522) 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 hours) TP cabling needs to support all types of low voltage systems! (Old 20130553)
Session 4. Maintain Building Fire Rating Integrity (NEC Code 20170521) 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 hours) National Electrical Code requires the proper Firestopping to maintain ‘life safety’ within a building. (Old 20130552)

2018:  Graybar Brooklyn Park - 7601 Setzler Parkway North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
8 CEUs (4 Code, 4 Technical)
1. Be Grounded 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20160506)  
2. IP Everywhere 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (2 CEU Credit  class 20160505)
3. One Cable For All 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 CEU Credit  class 20160504)
4. Firestopping A Must 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20160503) 

2017 (10/19/17) Classes: Graybar Brooklyn Park - 7601 Setzler Parkway North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Session 1. Grounding & Bonding -  Including Communication Systems (NEC Code Credit Applied for) 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (2 hours) The NEC requires Grounding & Bonding be to key to the safe use of electricity is Grounding. (Old 20130555)
Session 2. Why IP v6?10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (2 hours) In a world where everything is going IP, requires many more IP addresses. (Old 20130554)
Session 3. UTP Cable is Not Just Voice & Data Anymore! 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 hours) TP cabling needs to support all types of low voltage systems! (Old 20130553)
Session 4. Maintain Building Fire Rating Integrity (NEC Code) 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 hours) National Electrical Code requires the proper Firestopping to maintain ‘life safety’ within a building. (Old 20130552)


2016:  Graybar Brooklyn Park - 7601 Setzler Parkway North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
8 CEUs (4 Code, 4 Technical)
1. Be Grounded 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20160506)  
2. IP Everywhere 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (2 CEU Credit  class 20160505)
3. One Cable For All 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 CEU Credit  class 20160504)
4. Firestopping A Must 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20160503) 

2015 (10/21/15) Classes: Graybar Brooklyn Park - 7601 Setzler Parkway North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Session 1. Grounding & Bonding -  Including Communication Systems (NEC Code Credit ) 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (2 hours) The NEC requires Grounding & Bonding be to key to the safe use of electricity is Grounding.20130555
Session 2. Why IP v6?10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (2 hours) In a world where everything is going IP, requires many more IP addresses. 20130554
Session 3. UTP Cable is Not Just Voice & Data Anymore! 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 hours) TP cabling needs to support all types of low voltage systems! 20130553
Session 4. Maintain Building Fire Rating Integrity (NEC Code) 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 hours) National Electrical Code requires the proper Firestopping to maintain ‘life safety’ within a building.20130552

2014:  Graybar Brooklyn Park - 7601 Setzler Parkway North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

8 CEUs (4 Code, 4 Technical)

  1. 1. Be Grounded 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20120262)  
  2. 2. IP Everywhere 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (2 CEU Credit  class 20120260)
  3. 3. One Cable For All 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 CEU Credit  class 20120259)
  4. 4. Firestopping A Must 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20120258) 

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Membership Renewal Time


CCARSA is us; CCARSA is you!

  • CCARSA doesn't continue without you.

CCARSA accomplished the many things that individually none of us could do alone. 

From Fixing Minnesota Law to getting sensible enforcement, CCARSA has been there all the way.

 I have attached a list of major CCARSA milestones that you have helped make happen.

Send in your renewal today

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  •     Membership Includes the Free CEUs

CCARSA Milestones (None of this happens without our Members):

November 1994

State Board of Electricity (SBE) passes motion endorsing Bill Bickner’s rough draft for a power limited license. This was done in conjunction with talks between Bill Bickner and Representative Tim Pawlenty relative to Representative Pawlenty’s efforts to change licenses for cable TV installers.

June 1995

SBE passes motion to create first Advisory Task force to study Alarm and Communications License revisions.

March 1996

SBE passes motion approving Gartner petition and initiates rulemaking process.

May 1996

Solicitation of Comments is published in State Register.

July 1996

SBE President Barud requests John Schultz to recap prior actions so that Board can reaffirm path and process initiated by the Board.

September 1996

Public Comments given to the SBE for review.

September 1996

SBE passes motion to establish second Advisory Task Force to study the issue and recommend rule change or other action. Board sets methods for selecting ATF members.

October 1996

SBE passes motion defining ATF mission or charge, along with April 1997 reporting date. Board elects ATF members.

October 1996

ATF initial meeting.

April 1997

ATF report.

1997

Department of Labor and Industry creates Master Job Classification, Code 430 (Wiring System Technician) by rule.

1997-1999

Individual licensing bills were introduced but failed in the Legislature, and a bill requiring a “professional engineer’s” license to work in the areas of building control, fire protection, process control and life safety (HF 205), also failed.

1999

Department of Labor and Industry creates Master Job Classification, Code 431 (Wiring System Installer” by rule.

2000

During the 2000 legislative session, CCASRA launched the Minnesota Technology Business legislation (SF 2898/HF 3297), a legislative initiative to make it clear that Minnesota law does not require a person to be a licensed electrician when there are no safety issues involved in the installation.

2001

During the 2001 legislative session, new bill language (SF 2150/ HF 1683) was adopted and gained support from other groups.

2002

During the 2002 legislative session, SF 2150 passed the Legislature with no dissenting votes, after which it was signed into law by the Governor. This new law took effect on August 1, 2002.

2003

Passed “clean-up” legislation.

2004-2010

Clean-up language: Changed language from State Board of Electricity to Department of Labor and Industry, increased enforcement language and created a registered unlicensed classification.




Prevailing Wage Update
    

The Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) has developed new rules (Minnesota Rules Parts 5200.1000 to 5200.1120) pertaining to descriptions of the nature of work, typical duties and typical tools used for each code and classification of labor. CCARSA made an effort during the early stages of this rule development to structure the labor classifications “Wiring System Technician” labor code 727 and “Wiring System Installer” labor code 728 around the Power Limited Technician (PLT) and Technology Contractor license scope of work. (for the rest of the story - read your CCARSA Newsletter).
2014:  Classes:
1. Be Grounded 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20120262)  
2. IP Everywhere 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (2 CEU Credit  class 20120260)
3. One Cable For All 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 CEU Credit  class 20120259)
4. Firestopping A Must 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20120258) 
2013 (10/30) Classes:
Session 1. Grounding & Bonding -  Including Communication Systems (NEC Code Credit ) 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (2 hours) The NEC requires Grounding & Bonding be to key to the safe use of electricity is Grounding.20130555
Session 2. Why IP v6?10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (2 hours) In a world where everything is going IP, requires many more IP addresses. 20130554
Session 3. UTP Cable is Not Just Voice & Data Anymore! 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 hours) TP cabling needs to support all types of low voltage systems! 20130553
Session 4. Maintain Building Fire Rating Integrity (NEC Code) 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 hours) National Electrical Code requires the proper Firestopping to maintain ‘life safety’ within a building.20130552

2012 (10/16) Classes:
1. Be Grounded 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20120262)  
2. IP Everywhere 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (2 CEU Credit  class 20120260)
3. One Cable For All 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (2 CEU Credit  class 20120259)
4. Firestopping A Must 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 CEU NEC Code Credit  class 20120258) 
2011 (10/6) Classes:
1. Grounding Review (NEC Code – 091001.04)
2. Are You Legal? (090928.04)
3. IP Review – New IPv6 (091001.02)
4. What’s My Code: Applicability to Low Voltage (NEC Code Credit – 091001.03)
2010 (10/14) Classes:
1. Firestopping
2. HID Access Basics
3. National Electric Code, Article 250 Grounding 081103.01

FeesCCARSA members attending the annual meeting will be allowed 1 person per membership level to attend the CEU programs at FREE. Additional persons from the company will be charged $20 per 2 hour segment. Nonmember companies will be charged a fee of $60 for each 2 hour segment attended.  Registration Fees/Payment: (A) Membership Level: (1) get 1-free, (2) 2-free, (3) 3-free & (4) 4-free!

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