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COVID-19


The IBEW Local 48 Business Office and Dispatch have resumed operations as outlined in the Emergency Hiring Hall Rule Amendment dated March 23, 2020.

Dispatch will begin the evening of July 15, 2020 at 6:00pm.

Please continue to check the COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATES page on our website (click here to be redirected)  and follow our Local 48 Facebook page.

Due to the circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 Local 48 will be closing its business office effective Monday, March 23, 2020. Local 48 staff will still be dispatching members as outlined in the Emergency Amendment to the Hiring Hall Rules. If you feel that you need in person assistance, please call 503-256-4848. Basic dues may be paid by phone, online or mail. The Local’s staff will continue to serve our membership via phone and e-mail during this difficult time. You can find all staff phone numbers and e-mails under the Leadership Tab of this website. 

Oregon/Washington Reciprocal Agreement

Please find below the contact info for Warren Jackson with BCD, who is the point person for questions regarding Oregon/Washington Reciprocity.
Warren Jackson
503-378-4635

The Oregon/Washington reciprocal agreement has been finalized and is now available for the Inside Commercial Journeyman license.

The Reciprocal Electrical License Application is now online on the Building Codes Division licensing page.

https://www.oregon.gov/bcd/Formslibrary/4794.pdf

 Additional details are as follows:
1. Oregon reciprocal licenses are generally available to those who obtained Washington (01) general journey level electrician certificates after completing an 8000-hour Apprenticeship and making a passing score on their Washington exams. Anyone having a Washington master (01) general journey level electrician certificate is also eligible. Oregon has amended their rules to allow passing exam scores from other states when stipulated in a reciprocal agreement, which this agreement stipulates. Get more information about reciprocity and apply.


If you need licensing verification from the state of Washington, include your verification document with a Request for a Letter of Good Standing (F500-128-000) and fee of $26.40. Mail everything to the address shown in the top left corner of the letter of good standing form.

2. Washington reciprocal certificates are generally available to those electricians who obtained their Oregon general journeyman electrician (J) licenses after completing an 8000-hour Apprenticeship and passing their Oregon exams. Anyone having an Oregon General Supervising Electrician (S) license obtained by Oregon examination is also eligible. To apply, submit an Application for a Reciprocal 01 General Journey Level Electrician Certificate (F500-148-000)

Soon, there will be more information on the Washington LNI website about reciprocity here.

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