In Connecticut, the regulation of low voltage systems such as access control, fire alarms, video surveillance, security systems, and structured cabling is typically done at the local level. However, it is still important for individuals and companies operating in the low voltage field to check with the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) for specific regulations and requirements.
In Connecticut, low voltage contractor licenses are required for any company that engages in the installation, alteration, repair, or maintenance of low-voltage electrical systems and equipment, including fire alarms, burglar alarms, intercoms, communication systems, and sound systems, as long as it is connected to a power source.
To obtain a license as a low voltage contractor, an applicant must:
- have a minimum of four years of experience in the low voltage field
- pass a criminal background check
- pass a licensing exam (administered by the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies)
- provide proof of liability insurance
- provide proof of passing an approved apprenticeship program
- Register their business with the DCP if a business owner
It’s important to check with your local government for their regulations as well.
Links to helpful resources:
- Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection : https://www.ct.gov/dcp/
- National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies : https://www.nicet.org/
It is important for individuals and companies who work in the low voltage field in Connecticut to be aware of the regulations and requirements in their area in order to operate legally and ensure the safety of their customers. By meeting the requirements and passing the licensing exam, individuals can demonstrate their competence in the field and gain the credibility necessary to succeed in the industry. It is recommended to stay updated with the regulations and requirements from the state, as they may change over time.