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House Bill 1590 Requiring completion of an apprenticeship program to receive a journey level or residential specialty electrician certificate of competency has now passed its committee and will soon be on its way for a Senate vote to pass or not pass. Spokane Rep. Tim Ornsby and Tri Cities Rep. Larry Haler are strong supporters of the bill. Republican Larry Haler has not yet to comment on why he sponsored and supports such a bill that most all independent contractor and a majority of the 20,000 plus WA State electricians do not agree with- This bill will pass without a vocal industry- go to for contact information.


House Bill #1590 would create a mandatory apprenticeship for electrical trainees

Who would pay for this two & four year training requirement - YOU

Should apprenticeship and education be a choice and not a mandate- OF COURSE

If bill 1590 passes, can you become an electrician or specialty electrician without paying for an apprenticeship- NO

What should you do;

Email or call the following legislators ASAP and give them your opinion on this bill 360-786-7946     SPOKANE REP 360-786-7888 SPOKANE REP 360-786-7962 SPOKANE REP

Kevin.Parker@leg, 360-786-7922 SPOKANE REP

Bob.McCaslin@; 360-786-7820 SPOKANE REP 360-786-7984 SPOKANE REP

Sponsor of bill- 360-786-7986    TRI CITIES REP 360-786-7882 TRIC CITIES REP

                                 360-786-7844 WHITMAN REP  360-786-7942 WHITMAN REP 360-786-7924 CLARK COUNTY REP 360-786-7872 CLARK COUNTY REP 360-786-7994 CLARK COUNTY  REP 360-786-7976 CLARK COUNTY REP




In Memory of NED GALLUP

On December 23, 2014 Edward (Ned) Gallup of Rathdrum Idaho, age 67, went to be with the Lord. As a young man he served our country in Vietnam. He worked for the City of Spokane as an Electrical inspector, he love his job and colleagues very much. He was also very passionate about teaching and taught HVAC classes in Spokane. Ned was an avid fisherman who enjoyed his time on the lake fishing with friends and family. There will not be a public memorial and his family thanks everyone for their support.

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The Northwest HVAC/R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, & refrigeration) Association was originally formed in 1962 by the involvement of HVAC/R contractors and the local utilities to provide heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration training while providing a forum for passing along information to promote safety in HVAC/R service and installation. Today, they are the leading membership organization representing HVAC/R contractors, businesses and maintenance departments in the Northwest.

The NWHVACR Training Center is fully accredited private vocational college with the goal of training and updating the skills of technicians currently employed and those individuals beginning a career in the HVAC/R industry. The college applies directly to the HVAC/R industry, tailored to meet the educational and job placement needs of its students and their future employers.  EMPLOYERS: Contact the Training Center for your job placement needs. We can provide referrals for entry-level service positions, installation & maintenance helpers. Call (509) 747-8810 or email                           



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