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  • Alabama

    License Types

  • Installer/Technician
  • Salesperson
  • Central Station
  • Locksmith
  • Owner
  • Manager/Branch Manager
  • Application Process

    Contact the Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure for an application. For a complete listing of rules and procedures for licensure, visit the web site listed below, and click the section for “rules.” 

    Fees

    $150.00 Administrative Fee (One time fee upon the first application)

    See the rules and regulations PDF at the below URL for more information about license fees.

    Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure
    7956 Vaughn Road, PMB 392
    Montgomery, AL 36116
    Phone: (334) 264-9388
    Fax: (334) 264-9332
    www.aesbl.com

  • Alaska

    License Types

    • Communications Contractors
      Installs telephone wiring and equipment, radio communications devices and equipment, audiovisual equipment, and navigational equipment.
    • Low Voltage Alarm or Signaling Device Contractor
      Installs fire sensing and signaling devices, intrusion or proximity detection and signaling devices, or automatic fire protection systems, except sprinkler systems.

    Application Process

    A specialty contractor is limited to three non-mechanical trades, such as communications and low voltage alarm and signaling devices. Download the application for the General, Mechanical and Specialty Contractor

    Please note that all construction contractors required to be licensed by the State of Alaska MUST first apply for an Alaska Business License. For more information about this, call (907) 465-2550, or visit www.dced.state.ak.us

    Fees

    • Application fee: $50.00
    • License fee: $200.00
    • Renewal fee: Biennial registration renewal fee (for all or part of the licensing period) $200.00

    Licensing and General Information

    Department of Community and Economic Development
    Division of Occupational Licensing
    Contractor Licensing Section
    333 Willoughby Ave., 9th floor
    Juneau, AK 99811-0806
    www.commerce.state.ak.us
  • Arizona

    License Types

    Specialty Residential Contracting:

    • C-12: Low Voltage Communication Systems
      Installation and repair of low voltage alarm, intercom, telephone, call, clock and television systems, including towers and antennas.
    • C-16: Fire protection Systems
      Installation and repair of fire prevention and protection systems including all low voltage signaling systems.

    Specialty Dual License Contracting:

    • K-16: Fire protection Systems
      This classification allows the scope or work permitted by the commercial L-16 Fire Protection Systems and the residential C-16 Fire Protection Licenses.
    • K-67: Low Voltage Communications Systems
      This classification allows the scope of work permitted by the commercial L-67 Low Voltage Communications Systems, and the residential C-12 Low Voltage Communications Systems Licenses.

    Specialty Commercial Contracting:

    • L-67: Low Voltage Communication Systems
      Installation, service, repair, and maintenance of systems and devices of low voltage, including public address; intercommunication systems; telephone switchboards; call systems; master and program clocks (Low voltage wiring and needed equipment only.)

    For a complete list of Contractor’s License Classifications, visit: www.rc.state.az.us.

    Application Process

    For a list of the steps involved in applying for a license, and to download an application, visit the following link:www.rc.state.az.us.

    Licensing and General Information

    Arizona Registrar for Contractors
    800 West Washington, 6th floor
    Phoenix, AZ 85007-2940
    (602) 542-1525
    www.rc.state.az.us
  • Arkansas

    License Types

    The State of Arkansas requires special licensing for security alarm system installation/monitoring.

    Licensing and General Information

    For licensing information with the Arkansas State Police, telephone the Regulatory Services office at: (501) 618-8600

    Arkansas State Police Headquarters
    1 State Police Plaza Drive
    Little Rock, AR 72209
    www.asp.state.ar.us

  • California

    License Types

    The Sate of California requires special licensing for Low Voltage Electrical Contractors, and for the installation and maintenance of burglar alarms.

    Low Voltage Systems Contractor

    C-7 License: Low Voltage Systems Contractor
    Installs, services and maintains all types of communication and low voltage systems which are energy limited and do not exceed 91 volts. These systems include, telephone systems, sound systems, cable television systems, closed-circuit video systems, satellite dish antennas, instrumentation and temperature controls, and low voltage landscape lighting. Low voltage fire alarm systems are specifically not included in this section.

    Burglar alarm work

    • Alarm Company Operator License
      Needed for a business that sells, installs, monitors, maintains, services or responds to alarm systems. In order for a company to seek this license, there must be a Qualified Manager on staff.
    • Qualified Manager
      An individual who will manage the business on a day-to-day basis. Must have passed the licensing examination.
    • Alarm Agent (registration)
      Employed by an alarm company operator to sell, install, monitor, maintain, service of respond to alarm systems or to supervise such actions.

    Application Process

    License Types Low Voltage

    Download an application packet at www.cslb.ca.gov by clicking on the PDF for “Application for Contractor’s License.” Here, applicants can find information and download an application to gain a C-7 License: Low Voltage Systems Contractor.

    Burglar alarm work

    Applications for registration as an alarm agent are available from alarm company operators. To request an application for licensure as an Alarm Company operator or Qualified Manager, call (916) 322-4000 or (800) 952-5210, or visit theBSIS web site.

    Fees

    License Types Low Voltage

    Low Voltage/Electric Contractor Single classification: $25

    Burglar alarm work

    • Alarm Company Operator: $35
    • Qualified Manager: $105
    • Alarm Agent: $17 Registration fee

     

    Licensing and General Information

    Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS)
    For Burglar Alarm installation, service, etc.
    401 S Street, Suite 101
    Sacramento, CA 95814
    Phone: (916) 322-4000
    Fax: (916) 323-1182
    www.dca.ca.gov
  • Connecticut

    License Types

    • Limited Electrical Contractor (L-5)
      Covers work in ADT, Low voltage signal work, audio and sound systems (voltage of any system not to exceed 25 volts)
    • Limited Electrical Contractor (C-5)
      ADT, low voltage signal work, telephone-interconnect systems (to voltage of any system is not to exceed 48 volts)
    • Limited Electrical Journeyperson (C-6)
      May perform the same work as C-5 contractor, but must be in the employment of a licensed C-5 contractor.

    Application Process

    Applications are available online.

    Fees

    • Limited Electrical Contractor (L-5): $75.00
    • Limited Electrical Contractor (C-5): $75.00
    • Limited Electrical Journeyperson (C-6): $45.00

    Licensing and General Information

    Department of Consumer Protection, Occupational & Professional Licensing Division
    165 Capitol Ave., Room 147
    Hartford, CT 06106
    Phone: (860) 713-6000
    www.state.ct.us
  • Colorado

    License Types

    The State of Colorado does not license or register burglar alarm or fire alarm installations. Alarm installation and sales businesses are frequently licensed on the local level. Always contact the local city or county government to determine local requirements.

    More detailed information

  • District of Columbia

    License Types

    At this time, the District of Columbia does not appear to have any specialty licensing for low-voltage electrical work.
  • Delaware

    License Types

    • Master Electrician
    • Master Limited
    • Master Electrician Special
    • Limited Electrician Special

    Application Process

    Fees

    Contact the Board of Electrical Examiners for more information.

    Licensing and General Information

    State of Delaware Department of Administrative Services
    Division of Professional Regulation
    Board of Electrical Examiners
    861 Silver Lake Boulevard, Ste. 203
    Dover, DE 19904
    (302) 744-4500
    Fax: (302) 739-2711
    www.professionallicensing.state.de.us
  • Florida

    License Types

    • Registered Alarm Contractor I
      Fire and Burglar
    • Registered Alarm System Contractor II
      Burglar Only
    • Specialty Electrical Contractor
      This includes Limited Energy (low voltage) Systems Specialty Contractor

    Application Process

    Licensing and General Information

    Department of Business and Professional Regulation
    Division of Professions
    Electrical Contractors’ Licensing Board
    1940 North Monroe Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0771
    Phone: 850-487-1395
    E-mail: callcenter@dbpr.state.fl.us
    for e-mails, include “Electrical” in subject line.
  • Georgia

    License Types

    • Low Voltage Contractor
      Includes alarm systems and telecommunication systems

    Application Process

    Fees

    $30.00 non-refundable application fee. No license fee—mailed to applicants within 6 weeks of passing exam. Renewal fee for a two-year period is $75.00

    Licensing and General Information

    Georgia State Construction Industry Licensing Board
    Division of Low Voltage Contractors
    237 Coliseum Drive
    Macon, GA 31217-3858
    Phone: (478) 207-1416
    Fax: (478) 207-1425
    www.sos.state.ga.us
  • Hawaii

    License Types

    • Journey Worker Specialty Electrician
    • Supervising Specialty Electrician

    Application Process

    Fees

    • Application fee: $40.00
    • License fee
      • $225.00 if licensed between July 1 and June 30 of the first year of the triennium.
      • $150.00 if licensed between July 1 and June 30 of the 2nd year of the triennium.
      • $75.00 is licensed between July 1 and June 30 of the 3rd year of the triennium.
    • Renewal fee: $225.00

    Licensing and General Information

  • Idaho

    License Types

    • Specialty Electrical Contractor’s License
    • Specialty Journeyman License

    Fees

    • Application Fee: $15.00 administrative fee for both
    • License Fee:
      • For Specialty Journeyman: $55.00
      • For Specialty Contractors: $125.00

    Licensing and General Information

    Division of Building Safety
    Electrical Bureau, Licensing Section
    1090 E. Watertower St.
    Meridian, ID 83642
    Phone: (208) 334-2183
    Fax: (208) 855-2165
    www2.state.id.us
  • Illinois

    License Types

    No statewide licensing of electrical contractors or journeyman is required. There is separate licensing required for any firm that installs or maintains fire and burglar alarm systems.

    Licensing and General Information

    Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
    320 W. Washington
    Springfield, IL 62786
    Phone: (217) 785-0800
    Fax: (217) 782-7645
    www.idfpr.com/
  • Indiana

    License Types

    There is no statewide licensing; though most municipalities have contractor licensing. Some municipalities have low voltage/specialty licensing. Contact the following office for more information:

    Licensing and General Information

    Office of the State Building Commissioner
    402 West Washington Street, Room W246
    Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
    Phone: (317) 232-6213
    Fax: (317) 232-0146
    www.in.gov
  • Iowa

    License Types

    There is no statewide licensing for electrical journeyman, contractors, or specialty licenses. The State Fire Marshal has the authority to inspect for fire hazards.

    Licensing and General Information

    Iowa Department of Public Safety
    Division of State Fire Marshal
    621 East Second Street
    Des Moines, IA 50309-1831
    Phone: (515) 281-1831
    Fax: (515) 242-6299
    www.iowa.gov
  • Kansas

    License Types

    At this time there is no statewide licensing or specialty licensing.
  • Kentucky

    License Types

    • Electrical Contractor
    • Master Electrician
    • Electrician

    These licenses are required to perform any electrical work in the state of Kentucky. Please note, however, that workers installing or repairing low-voltage telecommunications systems are exempt from licensure. There is separate licensure for the fire protection alarm systems.

    The Fire Protection Systems Section licenses fire protection contractors. Download applications and forms for alarm licenses.

    Application Process

    Download applications

    Fees

    • Application fee for Electrical Contractor: $200
    • Application fee for Master Electrician: $100
    • Application fee for Electrician: $50
    • All fees are non-refundable

    Licensing and General Information

    Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
    Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction
    101 Sea Hero Rd. Suite 100
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    Phone: (502) 573-0364
    Fax: (502) 564-4011
    hbc.ppr.ky.gov
  • Louisiana

    License Types

    • Type A Firm-Full Burglar Alarm, Access Control and CCTV
    • Type A-1 Firm-Single Station Fire Alarm in 1&2 Family Dwellings
    • Type A Employee
    • Type A-1 Employee
    • Type A-4 Firm- CCTV Alarm System Contractor
    • Type A-4 Employee
    • Class D – Fire Detection and Alarm for Fires
    • Class D-1- Non-required Fire Alarm
    • Class D-2- Minor Service & repair to own Fire Alarm Systems

    Fees

    • License Fee: Original Firm fee for Electronic protective system licenses (Burglar): $250.00
    • Original Employee fee for Electronic protective system licenses: $100
    • Fire Alarm Firm and Employee fees

    Licensing and General Information

    Department of Public Safety & Corrections
    Office of the State Fire Marshal
    8181 Independence Boulevard
    Baton Rouge, LA 70806
    Phone: (800) 256-5452 or
    Phone: (225) 925-4911
    Fax: (225) 925-3699
    www.dps.state.la.us
  • Maine

    License Types

    • Limited Electrician in Low Energy. This includes:
      • Fire Alarms
      • Low-energy electronics
      • Low-voltage landscape lighting

    Application Process

    Download applications

    Fees

    • Application Fee: $25.00
    • License Fee: $100.00
    • Renewal Fee: For Limited Electrician (renewal necessary every 2 years): $100.00

    Licensing and General Information

    Electrician’s Examining Board
    35 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0035
    Phone: (207) 624-8610
    Fax: (207) 624-8637
    www.state.me.us
  • Maryland

    License Types

    The State Board of Master Electricians issues only one license: Master Electrician. In Maryland the actual performance licenses to perform electrical work is issued by each of the municipalities. Many of the municipalities do issue additional categories of electrical licenses. All of these licenses are “lesser” than a Master Electrician. For example, some local municipalities may issue a “limited electrician”or“low voltage” license. Individuals interested in obtaining a lesser license must contact the local jurisdiction where he or she intends to be doing that kind of work. Not all municipalities offer a lesser license. In the municipalities that do not offer a lesser license, an individual would need to hold a master electrician’s license to perform any kind of electrical work.

    Contact the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing if you have any questions.

    Licensing and General Information

    Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
    State Board of Master Electricians
    500 North Calvert St., Room 302
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Phone: (410) 230-6163
    Fax: (410) 333-6314
    www.dllr.state.md.us
  • Michigan

    License Types

    • Systems Contractor (“systems” includes fire alarm and security)
    • Systems Technician

    Fees

    • Application Fee: $25.00 (non-refundable)
    • License Fee: $20.00

    Licensing and General Information

    Department of Labor and Economic Growth
    Bureau of Construction Codes & Fire Safety
    Electrical Division
    P.O. Box 30254
    Lansing, MI 48909
    Phone: (517) 241-9320
    Fax: (517) 241-9320
    www.michigan.gov
  • Minnesota

    License Types

    • Power Limited Technician
    • Technology Systems Contractor

    Application Process

    Application forms are not available online. You must request all necessary forms from the Minnesota Electricity Board.

    Fees

    • License
      • For Power Limited Technician: $30.00
      • For Technology Systems Contractor: $100 per year

    Licensing and General Information

    Department of Labor and Economic Growth
    Minnesota Electricity Board
    1821 University Ave., Suites S-128
    Saint Paul, MN 55104-2993
    Phone: (651) 642-0800
    Fax: (651) 642-0441
    www.electricity.state.mn.us
  • Mississippi

    License Types

    At this time there appears to be no statewide specialty electrical licensing.
  • Missouri

    License Types

    There is no statewide specialty electrical licensing, however, local jurisdictions do offer specific licensing to perform certain electrical work. Therefore, individuals must contact the specific jurisdiction where the work is to be performed to find out what licensing is necessary.
  • Nebraska

    License Types

    Fire Alarm Installer

    Application Process

    Fees

    • FA Examination Fee
      $60.00
    • FA License Fee
      The fee for a license issued in an even numbered year is $25.00. The fee for a license issued in an odd numbered year is $50.00.

    Licensing and General Information

    State Electrical Board
    P.O. Box 95066
    800 South 13th, Suite 109
    Lincoln, NE 68509
    Phone: (402) 471-3550
    Fax: (402) 471-4297
    www.electrical.state.ne.us
  • Nevada

    License Types

    The State of Nevada divides contractors into different classifications. There are primary classifications, and sub-classifications. Sub-classifications specify the types of work the contractor will be licensed to perform.

    Primary Classification C2- Electrical Contractor

    • Subclassification C2C- Fire Detection
    • Subclassification C2E- Signal Systems
    • Subclassification C-2d- Low Voltage Systems
    • Subclassification C-2h- Photovoltaics

    Primary Classification C41- Fire Protection

    • Subclassification C41C- Fire Alarms
    More information regarding the Classification of Contractors

    Application Process

    Download application forms

    Fees

    Please contact the State Contractors Board for information regarding fees.

    Licensing and General Information

    Nevada State Contractors Board
    9670 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
    Reno, NV 89521
    Phone: (775) 688-1271
    Fax: (775) 688-1150
    www.nscb.state.nv.us
  • New Hampshire

    License Types

    At this time, the State of New Hampshire does not appear to have any specialty licensing for low-voltage electrical work.
  • New Jersey

    License Types

    The Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Advisory Committee, which is under the supervision of the Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors, is currently developing rules, regulations and standards to govern the licensing and practice of fire and burglar alarm installers.

    • Burglar Alarm License
    • Fire Alarm License

    Application Process

    View the application PDF

    Fees

    Background Check: $33.00

    The Board must conduct a mandatory background check on all Fire Alarm, and Burglar Alarm applicants.

    Application: $150.00

    Individuals who wish to apply for both a fire alarm and burglar alarm license must fill out two separate applications. The first license applied for will be $150.00. The second license applied for is $100.00.

    Licensing and General Information

    State of New Jersey
    Department of Law & Public Safety
    Division of Consumer Affairs
    Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
    Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Advisory Committee
    P.O. Box 45042
    Newark, NJ 07101
    Phone: (973) 504-6245
    www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nonmedical/electrical.htm
    www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/nonmedical/firealarm.htm
  • New Mexico

    License Types

    Electrical Contractor

    Electrical contractors are issued a certificate of competence by the Construction Industries Division. The low voltage certificate types are listed below:

    • ES-3: Sound and Intercommunication and Electrical Alarm Systems
    • ES-7: Telephone Communications Systems

    Journeyman Electrician

    Low voltage certificate of competence types for journeyman electricians are listed below:

    • ES-3J: Sound and Intercommunication and Electrical Alarm Systems
    • ES-7J: Telephone Communications Systems

    Application Process

    Contact the Construction Industries Division for applications.

    Fees

    The fee for a certificate of competence is $25.00 per year for each classification held.

    Licensing and General Information

    Construction Industries Division
    State of New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department
    725 St. Michael’s Drive
    P.O. Box 25101
    Santa Fe, NM 87504
    Phone: (505) 827-7030
    Fax: (505) 827-7045
    www.rld.state.nm.us
  • New York

    License Types

    No individual may engage in the business of installing, servicing or maintaining security or fire alarm systems or hold him or herself out as being able to do so unless he or she is licensed by the State of New York.

    • Security Alarm Installer
    • Fire Alarm Installer

    Application Process

    Applications cannot be downloaded online. Please use the provided information below to order an application.

    Contact and Ordering Info:
    Keith W. Stack
    Deputy Secretary of State for Business and Licensing Services
    Department of State
    Division of Licensing Services
    84 Holland Ave.
    Albany, NY 12208-3490
    E-mail: licensing@dos.state.ny.us
    Phone: (518) 474-4429
    Fax: (518) 473-6648

    Fees

    There are several payment instruments. Only one payment instrument is required.

    1. Examination and Education: $260.00 (This includes $185 application fee and $75.00 NY State fingerprint fee)
    2. Experience and Education: $275.00 (includes $200.00 application fee and $75.00 NY State Fingerprint fee)
    3. Master Electrician Status: Individuals licensed as master electricians who wish to engage in the installation, servicing or maintaining of security or fire alarm systems are not exempt from filing with the Department of State. However, two forms of waiver from some of the specific licensing requirements (by virtue of their status as a licensed master electrician) are available and outlined on the application form. For more information, please contact the Division of Licensing Services. Mater Electrician Statewide: $275.00 (includes $200.00 application fee and $75.00 NYS fingerprint fee) Master Electrician Local: $50.00 application fee only. No fingerprint requirement.

    Licensing and General Information

    New York State
    Department of State
    Division of Licensing Services
    84 Holland Ave.
    Albany, NY 12208-3490
    Phone: (518) 474-4429
    Fax: (518) 473-6648
    E-mail: licensing@dos.state.ny.us
  • North Carolina

    License Types

    There are 10 different classifications of electrical contracting licenses. One of the special restricted electrical contracting classifications is

    Application Process

    After passing a qualifying exam, applicants for electrical contracting licenses in any of the license classifications must (1) submit a completed application for the license classification desired, (2) submit the appropriate annual license fee, and (3) furnish the name, signature and social security number of at least one person to serve as the listed qualified individual for the applicant’s license. Applications may be obtained by calling the office (919) 733-9042 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Fees

    • Examination Fee for all classifications: $75.00
    • License Fee for all special restricted classifications: $60.00
    List of all fees

    Licensing and General Information

    Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
    P.O. Box 18727
    Raleigh, NC 27619
    Phone: (919) 733-9042
    Fax: (919) 733-6105
    www.ncbeec.org
  • North Dakota

    License Types

    At this time there does not appear to be any separate specialty electrical licensing.
  • Ohio

    License Types

    At this time there does not appear to be any separate specialty electrical licensing.
  • Oklahoma

    License Types

    • Burglar Alarm Technician
    • Burglar Alarm Sales
    • Fire Alarm Technician-Limited
    • Fire Alarm Technician-Unlimited
    • Fire Alarm Sales-Limited
    • Fire Alarm Sales-Unlimited
    • Alarm Company
    • Alarm Company Manager

    Application Process

    Download an application

    Fees

    Initial licensing Fees:

    • Alarm Company License: $250.00
    • Alarm Technician/Alarm Technician Trainee: $75.00
    • Alarm Company Manager: $200.00
    • Alarm Salesperson: $75.00
    • Re-Examination, Per Attempt: $50.00
    • Inspector: $75.00
    • Duplicate of Revised License: $25.00

    Renewal fees:

    • Alarm Company License: $250.00
    • Alarm Company Manager: $ 100.00
    • Alarm Technician: $35.00
    • Alarm Technician Trainee: $25.00
    • Alarm Salesperson: $35.00
    • Inspector: $35.00

    Licensing and General Information

    Oklahoma State Department of Health
    Occupational Licensing Division—0509
    Alarm Program
    1000 N.E. 10th Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
    Phone: (405) 271-5243
    Fax: (405) 271-5286
    www.health.state.ok.us
  • Pennsylvania

    License Types

    There is no State Level low voltage electrical licensing. All electrical and alarm licensing requirements are regulated at the local level.
  • Rhode Island

    License Types

    • Master Alarm Electrician
    • Journeyman Alarm Electrician
    • Telecommunication System Contractor
    • Telecommunications System Technician
    • Telecommunication System Limited Installer
    • Telecommunication Apprentice

    Application Process

    Download the appropriate applications

    Fees

    • Master Alarm Electrician License Fee: $75.00
    • Master Alarm Electrician Renewal Fee: $120.00
    • Journeyman Alarm Electrician License Fee: $75.00
    • Journeyman Alarm Electrician Renewal Fee: $36.00
    • Telecommunication System Contractor Annual License Fee: $120.00
    • Telecommunication System Technician Annual License Fee: $72.00
    • Telecommunication System Limited Installer Annual License Fee: $36.00
    • Telecommunication Apprentice Annual License Fee: $24.00
    • Telecommunication System Application/Test Fees:
      1. Data: $36.00
      2. Sound: $36.00
      3. Telephony: $36.00
      4. Video: $36.00

    Licensing and General Information

    Department of Labor and Training
    Division of Professional Regulation
    1511 Pontiac Ave., Building 70
    P.O. Box 20247
    Cranston, RI 02920-0943
    Phone: (401) 462-8580
    Fax: (401) 462-8528
    TDD: (401) 462-8006
    www.dlt.state.ri.us
  • South Carolina

    License Types

    • Burglar and Fire Alarm Business
    • Burglar Alarm Contractor
    • Specialty Contractor
      Electrician Classification
    • Fire Alarm Contractor

    Application Process

    Burglar and Fire Alarm Business and Burglar Alarm Contractor

    Download forms and information

    Fire Alarm Contractor

    Download forms and information

    Specialty Contractor Electrician Classification

    Download application PDF

    Fees

    Fire Alarm Contractor

    Contact Board for information about fees.

    • Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors
    • Synergy Business Park
    • Kingstree Building
    • 110 Centerview Dr., Suite 201
    • Columbia, SC 29210
    • Jan Simpson/Administrator
    • engls@llr.sc.gov

    Specialty Contractor Electrician Classification

    Contact The Commission for information about fees.

    Licensing and General Information

    Burglar and Fire Alarm Business and Burglar Alarm Contractor

    Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
    Contractors Licensing Board
    Synergy Business Park
    Kingstree Building
    110 Centerview Drive
    Complience Suite 102
    Licensing Suite 201
    Columbia, SC 29210
    www.llr.state.sc.us/
    www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/Contractors/

    Mailing address

    P.O. Box 11329
    Columbia, SC
    29211-1329

    Fire Alarm Contractor

    P.O. Box 11597
    Columbia, SC 29211-1597
    Phone: (803) 896-4422
    Fax: (803) 896-4427
    www.llr.state.sc.us

    Specialty Contractor Electrician Classification

    Residential Builders Commission
    Synergy Business Park
    Kingstree Building
    110 Centerview Dr., Suite 306
    Columbia, SC 29210
    Phone: (803) 896-4696
    Fax: (803) 896-4656
    www.llr.state.sc.us/POL/ResidentialBuilders/
  • South Dakota

    License Types

    While all persons engaging in any kind of electrical work must be licensed by the state of South Dakota; there is no specific specialty licensing set aside for low voltage or alarm work. All electrical work (including low voltage) is covered under the following licensing’s:

    • Electrical Contractor
    • Journeyman Electrician
    • Class B Electrician

    Licensing and General Information

    State Electrical Commission
    Ron Nagle, Executive Director
    308 S. Pierre St.
    Pierre, SD 57501
    Phone: (800) 233-7765
    Fax: (605) 773-6213
    www.state.sd.us
    www.state.sd.us/dol/boards/electrical/
  • Tennessee

    License Types

    • Low Voltage
      Less than 70 volts
      • Sound
      • Intercom
      • Fire detection
      • Alarm systems
      • Telephone lines and cabling 
    • Alarm Contractor Company
    • Alarm Systems Contractor Qualifying Agent
      This is for specific classification: Fire, Burglar, CCTV, Monitoring
    • Alarm Contractor Registered Employee

    Application Process

    Low Voltage Less than 70 volts

    Low Voltage work (Less than 70 volts) does not require an exam for application, but, must register with the Alarm Contractors Board as well. Download the application.

    Information about the necessary steps for obtaining a license

    Alarm Contractor, Alarm Systems Contractor Qualifying Agent and Alarm Contractor Registered Employee

    Employing company must register employees in accordance with the law within 30 days of employment. Each applicant must submit:

    • A signed, notarized application along with the appropriate non-refundable application fee of $80.00.
    • Three completed fingerprint cards issued by this office.
    • The required $48.00 fee.
    • Two 1” x 1” color passport-style photos with the name of the applicant printed on the back of each.
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Be of good moral character.

    Fees

    Low Voltage Less than 70 volts

    Application: $150.00
    This is a non-refundable fee, due to the board upon completion of the application.

    Alarm Contractor, Alarm Systems Contractor Qualifying Agent and Alarm Contractor Registered Employee

    Contact the Board office to request applications or to obtain more detailed information about fees and procedures.

     

    Licensing and General Information

    Low Voltage Less than 70 volts

    Department of Commerce & Insurance
    Tennessee Board of Licensing Contractors
    500 James Robertson Pkwy
    Davy Crockett Tower
    Nashville, TN 37243-0565
    Phone: (615) 741-2241
    www.state.tn.us

    Alarm Contractor, Alarm Systems Contractor Qualifying Agent and Alarm Contractor Registered Employee

    Department of Commerce and Insurance
    Alarm Systems Contractors Board
    500 James Robertson Pkwy, 2nd floor
    Nashville, TN 37243-1167
    Phone: (615) 741-9771
    Fax: (615) 532-2965
    tennessee.gov
  • Texas

    License Types

    • Fire Alarm Technician
    • Fire Alarm Monitoring Technician
    • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent-Single Station
    • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent
    • Fire Alarm Planning Superintendent
    • Alarm Systems Installer
    • Alarm Systems Monitor

    Application Process

    License Types

    • Fire Alarm Technician
    • Fire Alarm Monitoring Technician
    • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent-Single Station
    • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent
    • Fire Alarm Planning Superintendent

    Application Process

    Download Fire Alarm License applications and other necessary forms and information

    License Types

    • Alarm Systems Installer
    • Alarm Systems Monitor

    Application Process

    Contact the Private Security Bureau at the above number to request an application.

    Fees

    • Fire Alarm Technician: $120.00
    • Fire Alarm Monitoring Technician: $120.00
    • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent-Single Station: $120.00
    • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent: $120.00
    • Fire Alarm Planning Superintendent: $120.00

    License Types

    • Alarm Systems Installer
    • Alarm Systems Monitor
    Contact the Bureau for fee information.

    Licensing and General Information

    License Types

    • Fire Alarm Technician
    • Fire Alarm Monitoring Technician
    • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent-Single Station
    • Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent
    • Fire Alarm Planning Superintendent

    Texas Department of Insurance
    State Fire Marshal’s Office
    333 Guadalupe
    Austin, TX 78714-9221
    P.O. Box 149221
    Phone: (512) 305-7900
    Fax: (512) 305-7922
    www.tdi.state.tx.us

    License Types

    • Alarm Systems Installer
    • Alarm Systems Monitor
    Texas Department of Public Safety
    Private Security Bureau
    P.O. Box 4087
    Austin, TX 78773-0001
    Phone: (512) 424-7710
    www.txdps.state.tx.us
  • Utah

    License Types

    • Burglar Alarm Company
    • Burglar Alarm Company Agent
    • Burglar Alarm Company Qualifier
    • Temporary Burglar Alarm Company Agent

    Application Process

    Fees

    Contact the Board for fee information.

    Licensing and General Information

    Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
    Burglar Alarm Board
    160 East 300 South
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Phone: (801) 530-6628
    Toll free (in Utah): (866) 275-3675
    Fax: (801) 530-6511
    www.dopl.utah.gov
  • Vermont

    License Types

    Type-S journeyman license
    • Type-S classifications include
      • Household fire detection
      • Commercial fire alarm system

    Application Process

    Information and instructions regarding the application process for licensure/examination

    Fees

    Type-S Journeyman application fee: $90.00 per field.

    Licensing and General Information

    State Electricians Licensing Board
    Department of Labor and Industry
    National Life Bldg., Drawer 20
    Montpelier, VT 05620-3401
    Phone: (802) 828-2107
    www.dps.state.vt.us
  • Virginia

    License Types

    “Electrical Contractors” in the State of Virginia means those individuals whose contracts include the construction, repair, maintenance, alteration or removal of electrical systems under the National Electrical Code. This classification provides for all work covered by the National Electrical Code including electrical work covered by the alarm/security systems contracting, electronic/communication service contracting and fire alarm systems contracting specialties. A firm holding an electrical license is responsible for meeting all applicable tradesman licensing standards.

    • Journeyman
    • Master

    Application Process

    Fees

    Contact the Board for Contractors/Tradesmen for fee information.

    Licensing and General Information

    Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
    Board for Contractors, Tradesmen
    3600 West Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23230
    Phone: (804) 367-8500
    Fax: (804) 367-2475
    E-mail: dpor@dpor.virginia.gov
    www.dpor.virginia.gov
  • Washington

    License Types

    • Telecommunications Contractor’s License
    • Administrator
      Electrical or Telecommunication Contractors must designate an administrator who must ensure that all work is in compliance with the laws and rules.

    Application Process

    Fees

    Total fees are $267.90. Must be paid by credit card (Visa/MC) Fees are nonrefundable after license has been issued.

    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
    Electrical Section
    Chief Electrical Inspector: (360) 902-5249
    Fax: (360) 902-5229

    Licensing and General Information

    General Info: (360) 902-5249
    Fax: (360) 902-5296
    Supervisor: (360) 902-6278
    www.lni.wa.gov
  • West Virginia

    License Types

    Specialty Electrician with a classification in:

    • Fire/Burglar Alarm (low voltage)

    Application Process

    Download an application

    Fees

    • Exam Fee: $25.00
    • License Fee: $50.00

    Licensing and General Information

    State Fire Marshal
    1207 Quarrier St., 2nd Floor
    Charleston, WV 25301|
    Phone: (304) 558-2191
    Fax: (304) 558-2537
    www.wvfiremarshal.org
  • Wisconsin

    License Types

    While electrical licensing is handled at the state level, at this time there does not appear to be any specific low voltage or specialty electrical licensing.
  • Wyoming

    License Types

    • Limited/Low Voltage Technician
    • Limited/Low Voltage Contractor
    • Limited/Low Voltage Apprentice Technician

    All these license types can cover any of the following categories of work:

    • Low Voltage General
    • Low Voltage Alarms
    • Low Voltage Communications
    • Low Voltage Sound
    • Low Voltage Television
    • Low Voltage Controls

    Application Process

    Download all necessary forms and applications

    Fees

    • Application for Limited/Low Voltage Technician: $100.00
    • Application for Limited/Low Voltage Contractor: $200.00
    • Application for Limited/ Low Voltage Apprentice Technician: $20.00
    • Renewal for Limited/Low Voltage Technician: $50.00/yr
    • Renewal for Limited/Low Voltage Contractor: $200.00/yr
    • Renewal for Limited/Low Voltage Apprentice Technician: $20.00/yr

    Licensing and General Information

    Department of Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety
    Herschier Building 1W
    Cheyenne, WY 82002
    Phone: (307) 777-7993
    Fax: (307) 777-7119
    wyofire.state.wy.us