In Arizona, individuals and companies who wish to install, maintain, or repair low voltage systems, including access control, fire alarms, video surveillance, and security systems, must hold a valid low voltage license issued by the Arizona Registrar of Contractors.
To obtain a low voltage license, individuals must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Have at least four years of experience in the low voltage field
- Pass a background check
- Pass the Arizona Low Voltage Contractor Exam
Companies must also meet the following requirements:
- Have a designated qualifying party who holds a valid low voltage license
- Maintain liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance
- Be registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission
To take the Arizona Low Voltage Contractor Exam, individuals must first submit an application and pay the exam fee to the Arizona Registrar of Contractors. The exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and covers topics such as electrical principles, low voltage systems, and the National Electrical Code.
In addition to the low voltage license, individuals and companies may also need to obtain additional licenses or certifications to install certain types of low voltage systems, such as structured cabling.
The Arizona Registrar of Contractors website (www.azroc.gov) has more information on low voltage license requirements and the licensing process, as well as links to the necessary application forms and study materials. The website also provides a list of approved schools and training programs that can help individuals prepare for the low voltage exam.
Arizona Registrar of Contractors: https://roc.az.gov/
Low Voltage Technician License: https://roc.az.gov/low-voltage
Arizona Low Voltage Technician Manual: https://roc.az.gov/publications/low-voltage-technician-manual