Allowed to install, service, or maintain all types of communication & low voltage systems
With a communication & low voltage contractors license you will be allowed to install, service, or maintain all types of communication & low voltage systems which are energy limited to 91 volts. These systems include but are not limited to 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.
Before you can apply for your low voltage contractors license, you must meet the following experience requirements:
- 4 years of experience performing/supervising low voltage (C-7) work.
- Social Security number or ITIN
- Be at least 18 years old*
Don’t have 4 years of low voltage experience?
A college degree can be substituted for up to three years of that experience.
In order to obtain your low voltage contractors license, you are required to pass the Trade examination as well as the Law & Business exam.
*Even though you can apply for a low voltage contractors license when you are 18 years old, it is recommended that you be at least 23 years old due to the experience requirement.