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other States ELECTRICAL Contractor Licensing Information



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

License Types:

  • Security Services Contractor

  • Company or Corporation

  • Individual or Sole Proprietorship

  • Qualifying Agent

  • Registrant

  • Student Helper

  • Branch Office

  • Branch Office Permit

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

$150.00 Administrative Fee (One time fee upon the first application) See the rules and regulations PDF at the above URL for more information about license fees.

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Department of Community and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing
Contractor Licensing Section
333 Willoughby Ave., 9th floor
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806

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. Visit the following URL to download the application for the General, Mechanical and Specialty Contractor: and click on “Construction Contractor Application Packet”

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


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

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Arizona Registrar for Contractors
800 West Washington
6th floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2940
(602) 542-1525

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:

Application Process:

For a list of the steps involved in applying for a license, and to download an application, visit the following link:

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

Arkansas State Police Headquarters

1 State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209

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

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

California State Licensing Board
For Low Voltage and General Electrical Contractors

9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826-0026

License Types:
Low Voltage Systems Contractor

Application Process:

Download an application packet at 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: This 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.

Low Voltage/Electric Contractor Single classification: $250

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

License types required for 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:
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 the BSIS web site at

Application Fees:

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

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

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): September 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 at:

Application Fees:

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

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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.

Visit the following site for more detailed information:

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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

License Types:

  • Master Electrician

  • Master Limited

  • Master Electrician Special

  • Limited Electrician Special

Download applications at the following site:

Contact the Board of Electrical Examiners for more information.

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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
For e-mails, include “Electrical” in subject line.

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

Applications are available online at:

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Georgia State Construction Industry Licensing Board
Division of Low Voltage Contractors

237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Florida 31217-3858
Phone: (478) 207-1416
Fax: (478) 207-1425

License Type: Low Voltage Contractor (Includes alarm systems and telecommunication systems)

Application Process:
Download applications at the following site:


$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

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State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Types of Licenses:

  • Journey Worker Specialty Electrician

  • Supervising Specialty Electrician

Applications: Applications can be downloaded at


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 5th year of the triennium.
$ 75.00 is licensed between July 1 and June 30 of the 6th year of the triennium.

Renewal fee:

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

Types of Licenses:

  • Specialty Electrical Contractor’s License

  • Specialty Journeyman License

Application Process: An application for a Specialty Electrical License can be downloaded at:  An application for a Specialty Electrical Contractor’s License can be downloaded at:


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

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No statewide licensing of electrical contractors or journeyman is required, but there is separate licensing required for any firm that installs or maintains fire and burglar alarm systems. Contact the Illinois state Fire Marshal’s office for licensing information.

State Fire Marshal

1035 Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 785-0969
Fax: (217) 782-1062

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There is no statewide licensing, though most municipalities have contractor licensing, and some have low voltage/specialty licensing. Contact the following office for more 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

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

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

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No statewide licensing or specialty licensing.

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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

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. To download applications and forms for alarm licenses, visit the following link:

Application Process:
To download applications, visit the following link:


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

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

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

Application Process:

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

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Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Office of Licensing and Registration

Electrician’s Examining Board

35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
Phone: (207) 624-8610
Fax: (207) 624-8637

License Type:
Limited Electrician in Low Energy. This includes:

  • Fire Alarms

  • Low-energy electronics

  • Low-voltage landscape lighting

Application Process: Applications can be downloaded at the following site:


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

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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

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 local jurisdictions. Many of the local jurisdictions do issue additional categories of electrical licenses. All of these licenses are “lesser” than a Master Electrician. For example, some local jurisdictions September 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 jurisdictions offer a lesser license. In the jurisdictions 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.

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Division of Professional Licensure
239 Causeway St., Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 727-9931
Fax: (617) 727-5012

License Types:

  • Systems Contractor

  • Systems Technician

“Systems” include fire warning, and security.

Application Process:
To obtain an application, visit the following site:

For fees and renewal information, visit the following site:

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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

License Types:

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

  • Systems Technician

Application Process: To download the PDF for an Electrical/Fire Alarm/Sign Contractor Examination, visit the following site:  To download a PDF for a Fire Alarm Specialty Technician Examination, visit the following site:


Application Fee: Non-refundable $25.00
License Fee: $20.00

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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

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. Visit the following site to request an application:


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

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

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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.

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Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Board of Private Patrol Officers and Investigators
301 South Park, Room 430
P.O. Box 200513
Helena, Montana 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2387
Fax: (406) 841-2309

License Types:

  • Alarm Installer (AI)

Application Process: Visit the following site to download the Alarm Systems Installer application:

Security guard and Alarm Installer: $25.00

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

License Types:

  • Fire Alarm Installer

Application Process: Visit the following URL to download a licensing exam application:

FA Examination Fee:

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.

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Nevada State Contractors Board
9670 Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Reno, Nevada, 89521
Phone: (775) 688-1271
Fax: (775) 688-1150

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

For more information regarding the Classification of Contractors, visit the following site:

Application Process:
Visit the following link to download application forms:

Please contact the State Contractors Board for information regarding fees.

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New Hampshire

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

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New Jersey

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, New Jersey 07101
Phone: (973) 504-6245

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: Click this link to find the application PDF:

The Board must conduct a mandatory background check on all Fire Alarm, and Burglar Alarm applicants. The fee for this background check is $33.00.  Individuals who wish to apply for both a fire alarm and burglar alarm license must fill out two separate applications. The application fee for the first license is $150.00. The fee for the second application is $100.00.

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New Mexico

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

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.

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

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New York

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

License Types:
No individual September 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 or Fire Alarm Installer

Application Process: Applications cannot be downloaded online. Please use the provided information 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
Phone: (518) 474-4429
Fax: (518) 473-6648

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.

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North Carolina

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

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 September be obtained by calling the office (919) 733-9042 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  • Examination Fee for all classifications: $75.00

  • License Fee for all special restricted classifications: $60.00

For a list of all fees, visit the following link:

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North Dakota

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

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

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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

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: To Download an application, and gain further information, visit the following link:

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

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Department of Consumer & Business Services
Building Codes Division
1535 Edgewater St. NW, P.O. Box 14470
Salem, OR 97309-0404
Phone: (503) 378-4133

License Types:

  • Restricted Energy Technician

  • Ltd. Journeyman Limited Energy Electrician

Application Process: Visit the following URL to download an application:

Application fee: $10.00

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

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Rhode Island

Department of Labor and Training
Division of Professional Regulation
1511 Pontiac Ave., Building 70
P.O. Box 20247
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920-0943
Phone: (401) 462-8580
Fax: (401) 462-8528
TDD: (401) 462-8006

License Types:

  • Master Alarm Electrician

  • Journeyman Alarm Electrician

  • Telecommunication System Contractor

  • Telecommunications System Technician

  • Telecommunication System Limited Installer

  • Telecommunication Apprentice

Application Process: Visit the following link to download the appropriate applications:


  • 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

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South Carolina

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Contractors Licensing Board
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive
Compliance Suite 102
Licensing Suite 201
Columbia, SC 29210

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC

License Types:

  • Burglar and Fire Alarm Business

  • Burglar Alarm Contractor

Application Process: Download forms and information at this site:

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

Mailing address:

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

License Types:

  • Fire Alarm Contractor

Application Process: Download application forms and information at the following site:

Contact Board for information about fees.

Residential Builders Commission

Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr., Suite 306
Columbia, SC 29210
Phone: (803) 896-4696
Fax: (803) 896-4656

License Types:

  • Specialty Contractor (Electrician Classification)

Application Process: Download application PDF:

Contact The Commission for information about fees.

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South Dakota

State Electrical Commission
Ron Nagle, Executive Director
308 S. Pierre St.
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: (800) 233-7765
Fax: (605) 773-6213

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:

  • Electrical Contractor

  • Journeyman Electrician

  • Class B Electrician

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

License Types:

  • Low Voltage (Less than 70 volts):

    1. Sound

    2. Intercom

    3. Fire detection

    4. Alarm systems

    5. Telephone lines and cabling

Application Process: Low Voltage work (Less than 70 volts) does not require an exam for application. But, must register with the Alarm Contractors Board as well. Visit the following link to download an application:

Visit the following site to find information about the necessary steps for obtaining a license:

$150.00 non-refundable application fee is due to the board upon completion of the application.

Department of Commerce & Insurance

Alarm Systems Contractors Board
500 James Robertson Pkwy
5th floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1167
Phone: (615) 741-9771
Fax: (615) 532-2965

License Types:

  • Alarm Contractor Company

  • Alarm Systems Contractor Qualifying Agent (This is for specific classification: Fire, Burglar, CCTV, Monitoring)

  • Alarm Contractor Registered Employee

Application Process: 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.

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

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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

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: Visit the following site to download Fire Alarm License applications and other necessary forms and information:

License 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

Texas Department of Public Safety
Private Security Bureau
P.O. Box 4087
Austin, TX 78773-0001
Phone: (512) 424-7710

License Types:

  • Alarm Systems Installer

  • Alarm Systems Monitor

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

Application & Fees:
Contact the Bureau for fee information.

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

License Types:

  • Burglar Alarm Company

  • Burglar Alarm Company Agent

  • Burglar Alarm Company Qualifier

  • Temporary Burglar Alarm Company Agent

Application Process: To download applications and other necessary forms, please visit the following link:

Contact the Board for fee information.

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

License Types:
Type-S journeyman license. Type-S classifications include:

  • Household fire detection

  • Commercial fire alarm system

Application Process: Visit the following site for information and instructions regarding the application process for licensure/examination:

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

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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

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: Download all applications and necessary forms at this site:

Contact the Board for Contractors/Tradesmen for fee information.

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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

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: For more information about applying for a Telecommunications Contractor License and to apply online, visit the following site:

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

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West Virginia

State Fire Marshal
1207 Quarrier St., 5th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 558-2191
Fax: (304) 558-2537

License Types:
Specialty Electrician with a classification in:

  • Fire/Burglar Alarm (low voltage)

Application Process: Click here to download an application PDF:

  Exam Fee: $25.00
          License Fee: $50.00

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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.

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

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 at this site:

Please visit the following link for more detailed fee information:


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