A Low Voltage License is required of persons who contract to install, alter, or repair low voltage systems in the State of Georgia. Separate licenses are issued for General, Alarm, Telecommunication, and Unrestricted low-voltage contracting. Passing of a licensing examination is a requirement to practice low-voltage contracting in the State of Georgia. There are four (4) low voltage contractors licensure examinations which correspond to the four categories of low voltage licenses. They are: General (LVG); Telecommunications (LVT); Alarms (LVA); Unrestricted (LVU). The examinations consist of multiple choice questions in an open book forum (Click Here to see State approved reference books) with four (4) hours given to complete. An average of 70% correct answers is required to pass the exam. To qualify to take the examination, applicants must have a minimum of one (1) year experience in low-voltage wiring in the category of licensure for which the applicant is applying. Completion of courses in electronics through a school of engineering technology or a technical trade school can be credited as equivalent to six (6) months job experience. See the State of Georgia's Candidate Information Bulletin for more details on specific examinations. The person wishing to apply for a State of Georgia low-voltage license must submit the application to the State of Georgia Low Voltage Contracting Board no latter than 60 days before the next scheduled examination (Click Here to see a step by step guide on applying to take the State examination). Contact us at (404) 474-8774 if you need help completing the application process.
Number of Examination Questions per Exam Category:
105 - Low Voltage Unrestricted (LVU)
90 - Low Voltage Alarms (LVA)
85 - Low Voltage Telecommunications (LVT)
60 - Low Voltage General (LVG)
The Low Voltage Unrestricted license (LVU) covers all low voltage work including that work which falls under the General, Alarm and Telecommunications Licenses.
The Low Voltage Alarm license (LVA) covers any device or combination of devices used to detect a situation, causing an alarm in the event of a burglary, fire, robbery, medical emergency, or equipment failure, or on the occurrence of any other predetermined event.
The Low Voltage Telecommunication license (LVT) covers any switching system and associated apparatus which performs the basic function of two-way voice or data service, or both, and which can be a commonly controlled system capable of being administered both locally and remotely via secured access.
The Low Voltage General license (LVG) covers any electrical systems, other than alarm or telecommunication systems, involving low-voltage wiring, including, but not limited to stand alone intercom systems and call alert systems (audio or visual); distribution wiring for alarm systems and telecommunications systems including local area network systems; sound systems; public address systems; the low voltage side of energy management systems; antenna systems and satellite dish systems, irrigation system wiring; and low voltage lighting.
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Georgia LOW VOLTAGE LICENSING INFORMATION