Central Station
Manager/Branch Manager


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.”


$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



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.


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 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 Department of Community and Economic Development Division of Occupational Licensing Contractor Licensing Section 333 Willoughby Ave., 9th floor Juneau, AK 99811-0806 ARIZONA LICENSE TYPES Specialty Residential Contracting: C-11: Electrical Installation and repair of electrical systems. 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-11: Electrical This classification allows the scope of work permitted by the commercial L-11 Electrical and residential C-11 Electrical licenses. 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: Arizona Registrar for Contractors 800 West Washington 6th floor Phoenix, AZ 85007-2940 (602) 542-1525 ARKANSAS The State of Arkansas requires special licensing for security alarm system installation/monitoring. 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 CALIFORNIA The Sate of California requires special licensing for Low Voltage Electrical Contractors, and for the installation and maintenance of burglar alarms. LICENSE TYPES LOW VOLTAGE 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. 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. FEES Low Voltage/Electric Contractor Single classification: $250 California State Licensing Board For Low Voltage and General Electrical Contractors 9821 Business Park Drive Sacramento, CA 95826-0026 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. APPLICATION FEES Alarm Company Operator: $35 Qualified Manager: $105 Alarm Agent: $17 Registration fee 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 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. Department of Consumer Protection, Occupational & Professional Licensing Division 165 Capitol Ave., Room 147 Hartford, CT 06106 Phone: (860) 713-6000 COLORADO The State of Colorado exempts low voltage and security installers (less than 50 volts). Visit the Office of Economic Development and International Tradefor more detailed information DELAWARE LICENSE TYPES Master Electrician Master Limited Master Electrician Special Limited Electrician Special DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS FEES Contact the Board of Electrical Examiners for more 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 FLORIDA LICENSE TYPES Specialty Electrical Contractor This includes Limited Energy (low voltage) Systems Specialty Contractor DOWNLOAD APPLICATIONS 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: for e-mails, include “Electrical” in subject line. GEORGIA LICENSE TYPE Low Voltage Contractor Includes alarm systems and telecommunication systems APPLICATION PROCESS Download applications 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 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 HAWAII TYPES OF LICENSES Journey Worker Specialty Electrician Supervising Specialty Electrician APPLICATIONS Download applications 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 State of Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs P.O. Box 3469 Honolulu, HI 96801 E-mail: IDAHO TYPES OF LICENSES Specialty Electrical Contractor’s License Specialty Journeyman License APPLICATION PROCESS Downloaded an application for a Specialty Electrical License Downloaded an application for a Specialty Electrical Contractor’s License FEES Application Fee: $15.00 administrative fee for both License Fee: For Specialty Journeyman: $55.00 For Specialty Contractors: $125.00 Division of Building Safety Electrical Bureau, Licensing Section 1090 E. Watertower St. Meridian, ID 83642 Phone: (208) 334-2183 Fax: (208) 855-2165 ILLINOIS TYPES OF LICENSES Private Alarm Contractor Private Security Contractor APPLICATION PROCESS Downloaded an application for Private Alarm Contractor Downloaded an application for a Private Security Contractor FEES Division of Professional Regulation Consumer Sevices 320 West Washington Street Springfield, IL 62786 Phone: (217) 785-0800 Fax: (217) 782-7645 Division of Professional Regulation INDIANA 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: Office of the State Building Commissioner 402 West Washington Street, Room W246 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739 Phone: (317) 232-6213 Fax: (317) 232-0146 IOWA There is no statewide licensing for electrical journeyman, contractors, or specialty licenses. Iowa Department of Public Safety KANSAS 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 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 LOUISIANA LICENSE TYPES Type A Firm-Security Type E or F Employee-Security Sales APPLICATION PROCESS Look Under Licensing Tab 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 MAINE LICENSE TYPE Limited Electrician in Low Energy. This includes: Low-energy electronics APPLICATION PROCESS Download applications 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 MARYLAND 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. 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 MASSACHUSETTS LICENSE TYPES Systems Contractor Systems Technician “Systems” include security. APPLICATION PROCESS Obtain an application FEES Fees and renewal information Division of Professional Licensure 239 Causeway St., Suite 500 Boston, MA 02114 Phone: ((617) 727-9931 Fax: (617) 727-5012 > MICHIGAN LICENSE TYPES Security Alarm Contractors APPLICATION PROCESS Download the PDF for Security Alarm Contractors FEES Application Fee: $500.00 (non-refundable) Renewal: $250.00 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 MINNESOTA LICENSE TYPES Power Limited Technician Technology Systems Contractor APPLICATION PROCESS For more Information and Instruction go to Minnesota Electricity Board. > 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 MISSISSIPPI At this time there appears to be no statewide specialty electrical licensing. MISSOURI 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. MONTANA LICENSE TYPES Alarm Installer (AI) APPLICATION PROCESS Download the Alarm Systems Installer application FEES Alarm Installer: $25.00 Company: $200.00 Montana Department of Labor and Industry Board of Private Patrol Officers and Investigators 301 South Park, Room 430 P.O. Box 200513 Helena, MT 59620-0513 Phone: (406) 841-2387 Fax: (406) 841-2309 NEBRASKA LICENSE TYPES Residential Journeyman Wireman, (RW) APPLICATION PROCESS Download a licensing exam application FEES RW Examination Fee $60.00 RW License Fee The fee for a license issued in an even numbered year is $13.00. The fee for a license issued in an odd numbered year is $25.00. State Electrical Board P.O. Box 95066 800 South 13th, Suite 109 Lincoln, NE 68509 Phone: (402) 471-3550 Fax: (402) 471-4297 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 C2E- Signal Systems Subclassification C-2d- Low Voltage Systems Subclassification C-2h- Photovoltaics MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE CLASSIFICATION OF CONTRACTORS APPLICATION PROCESS Download application forms FEES Please contact the State Contractors Board for information regarding fees. Nevada State Contractors Board 9670 Gateway Drive, Suite 100 Reno, NV 89521 Phone: (775) 688-1271 Fax: (775) 688-1150 NEW HAMPSHIRE 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 Electronic Security System , 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 Electronic Security System APPLICATION PROCESS View the applications 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 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. 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 NEW YORK LICENSE TYPES No individual may engage in the business of installing, servicing or maintaining security 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 APPLICATION PROCESS View and Download Application for Security System Installer FEES AND INFORMATION ON QUALIFICATION Go to the Division of Licensing Services site to view information on fees and qualifications for licensing Click Here 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: NORTH CAROLINA LICENSE TYPES There are 10 different classifications of electrical contracting licenses. One of the special restricted electrical contracting classifications is Low Voltage (SP-LV) More information regarding the scope of the Low Voltage, SP-LV license 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. Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors P.O. Box 18727 Raleigh, NC 27619 Phone: (919) 733-9042 Fax: (919) 733-6105 NORTH DAKOTA LICENSE TYPES ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Electrical contractors are issued a license through the North Dakota State Electrical Board Class B Electrician JOURNEYMAN ELECTRICIAN Low voltage certificate of competence types for journeyman electricians are listed below: APPLICATION PROCESS To obtain an application contact the North Dakota Electrical Board North Dakota Licensing Board 1929 N. Washington Street, Suite A-1 North Dakota”>ND 58507-7335 Phone: (701) 328-9522 Fax: (701) 328-9524 OHIO At this time there does not appear to be any separate specialty electrical licensing. OKLAHOMA LICENSE TYPES Residential Electrical Journeyman APPLICATION PROCESS Download an application FEES Initial licensing Fees: Residential Electrical Journeyman: $75.00 Oklahoma Construction Industry Board 2401 NW 23rd Street #5 Oklahoma City, OK 73107 Phone: (405) 271-5217 Toll Free: (877) 484-4424 OREGON LICENSE TYPES Restricted Energy Technician Ltd. Journeyman Limited Energy Electrician APPLICATION PROCESS Download an application Department of Consumer & Business Services Building Codes Division 1535 Edgewater St. NW, P.O. Box 14470 Salem, OR 97309-0404 Phone: (503) 378-4133 PENNSYLVANIA There is no State Level low voltage electrical licensing. All electrical licensing requirements are regulated at the local level. RHODE ISLAND LICENSE TYPES Telecommunication System Contractor Telecommunications System Technician Telecommunication System Limited Installer Telecommunication Apprentice APPLICATION PROCESS Download the appropriate applications 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 SOUTH CAROLINA LICENSE TYPES Specialty Contractor Electrician Classification APPLICATION PROCESS Download application PDF FEES Contact The Commission for information about fees. FEES 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 SOUTH DAKOTA 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 State Electrical Commission Ron Nagle, Executive Director 308 S. Pierre St. Pierre, SD 57501 Phone: (800) 233-7765 Fax: (605) 773-6213 TENNESSEE LICENSE TYPES Low Voltage Less than 70 volts Sound Intercom Alarm systems APPLICATION PROCESS For more information and to download an applications Click Here. FEES To read more about fees Click Here. Department of Commerce & Insurance Alarm Systems Contractors Board 500 James Robertson Pkwy Andrew Johnson Building (8th Floor) Nashville, TN 37243-1168 Phone: (615) 741-9771 TEXAS LICENSE TYPES Alarm Systems Installer Alarm Systems Monitor APPLICATION PROCESS Download this document for Texas Eligibility License Information Download this document for more information on application and fees Texas Department of Public Safety Private Security Bureau P.O. Box 4087 Austin, TX 78773-0001 Phone: (512) 424-7710 UTAH LICENSE TYPES Burglar Alarm Company Burglar Alarm Company Agent Burglar Alarm Company Qualifier Temporary Burglar Alarm Company Agent APPLICATION PROCESS Download state of Utah Buglar Alarm Information Download PSI exam information Download applications and other necessary forms Contact the Board for fee 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 VERMONT LICENSE TYPES Type-S journeyman license APPLICATION PROCESS Information and instructions regarding the application process for licensure/examination State Electricians Licensing Board Department of Labor and Industry National Life Bldg., Drawer 20 Montpelier, VT 05620-3401 Phone: (802) 828-2107 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 Download all applications and necessary forms FEES Contact the Board for Contractors/Tradesmen for fee 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: 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 For more information about applying for a Telecommunications Contractor License and to apply online. 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 WEST VIRGINIA LICENSE TYPES Specialty Electrician with a classification in: Fire/Burglar Alarm (low voltage) APPLICATION PROCESS Download an application State Fire Marshal 1207 Quarrier St., 2nd Floor Charleston, WV 25301 Phone: (304) 558-2191 Fax: (304) 558-2537 WISCONSIN 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 Department of Fire Prevention & Electrical Safety Herschier Building 1W Cheyenne, WY 82002 Phone: (307) 777-7993 Fax: (307) 777-7119

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