Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC) Program
What is a PEC?
A PEC (Professional Electrical Contractor) exceeds the Master Electrician designation. Members are held to a higher standard of quality and accountability.
Additional information can be found here: PEC Program
What are the benefits of hiring a PEC?
As a consumer who hires an electrician, it is important that you have a credible and reputable professional managing the electrical component of your project. You need an electrical contractor that is accountable and takes pride in their work. You as a consumer have a voice. By hiring a PEC you have the support of a professional association that regulates PEC’s. The Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA) will engage a review committee if a PEC’s conduct is ever called into question.
What’s the difference between a PEC & Electrician?
A PEC is:
A Master Electrician who agrees to uphold ethical standards
Has completed a series of approved business courses
Commits to continuing education and code upgrading
Accountable to its peers and subject to disciplinary action under PEC & Master Electrician Regulation
The more informed you are, the better your buying decision.
There are a number of items you should take into consideration the next time you hire an Electrician.
When in doubt, please feel free to contact us if you have more questions.
Virtually all electrical installations work requires an electrical permit.
Electrical Permits are obtained by Master Electricians to ensure Code compliance. Consumers are encouraged to ask for a copy of the electrical permit. A permit exception would be simply replacing devices with like and kind. Master Electricians, Journeyperson Electricians and Apprentices are issued trade qualification wallet cards. Consumers are encouraged to ask to see them. Consumers can verify with the Safety Codes Council that they are dealing with an ‘active’ Master Electrician by visiting www.safetycodes.ab.ca. Credentialed Electricians or indentured Apprentices are required to do electrical contractor work.
Electrical Contractors should have WCB (Workers Compensation Board) coverage.
Electrical Contractors should have Liability Insurance.
Consumers are encouraged to obtain more than one quote to ensure you are making an informed decision.
Contact ECAA to ensure the contractor you are planning to hire is a member in good standing.
This Association is the voice of the electrical industry. Contact ECAA to ensure the Contractor is a member-in-good-standing. This Association is also the Registrar for the Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC), Certified Master Electrician (CME), and Registered Master Electrician (RME) titles in Alberta. These are voluntary titles pursued by Master Electricians aspiring to a higher professional standard, and it holds them accountable through legislation to their peers. Consumers are strongly encouraged to ask for this credential.
As a consumer it is advantageous to ask if the electrical contractor belongs to the Electrical Contractors Association of Alberta (ECAA). This association is the voice of the electrical industry in Alberta and is the registrar for the Professional Electrical Contractor (PEC); Certified Master Electrician (CME) and Registered Master Electrician (RME) titles in the Province.