Hello .. I would check with the local inspector or the electrical board in Massachusetts .. I read the licensing rules a bit differently .. and was licensed in Mass in my earlier career ..
Master electrician" means a holder of a Class A license and a person, firm, or corporation having a regular place of business who, by the employment of journeymen or apprentices, performs the work of installing, repairing or maintaining wires, conduits, apparatus, devices, fixtures or other appliances used for light, heat, power, fire warning or security system purposes; provided, however, that no journeyman electrician so employed shall have more than one apprentice under his supervision; and provided, further, that not more than one such apprentice shall be employed for each journeyman electrician purposes.
I understand this to mean that in Mass you need a Masters license to operate a business hiring licensed electricians for electrical work ..
Thoughts ,, concerns ??
When Mass first started licensing electricians ,, they grandfathered workers with a journeymans license , and business owners with a masters license .. the master could run a business , but not do the work unless he also obtained a working journeymans license .. I believe that they have changed the requirements for the masters license , but that the masters is still required to employ licensed electricians in a business ..
thoughts .. ??
Edited by Rich on 2/4/2011 at 3:11 PM EST