In Iowa, individuals and companies who perform work on access control systems, fire alarms, video surveillance, security systems, and structured cabling are required to hold a Low Voltage Contractor’s License. This license is regulated by the Iowa Electrical Examining Board (IEEB) and ensures that individuals have the necessary knowledge, training, and qualifications to work safely and competently in the low voltage field.
To obtain a Low Voltage Contractor’s License in Iowa, an individual must first complete an approved apprenticeship or training program, and then pass a licensing exam. The exam is administered by the International Code Council (ICC) and covers topics such as the National Electrical Code, fire alarm systems, and low voltage systems. In order to be eligible to take the licensing exam, an applicant must have a minimum of 4 years of experience in the low voltage field, with at least 2 years of that experience in a supervisory capacity.
After passing the exam, individuals must submit an application and pay a fee to the IEEB to obtain the license. The license must be renewed every 3 years and continuing education is required to maintain the license.
Here are some useful links for more information about the Low Voltage Contractor’s License in Iowa:
- International Code Council (ICC) website: https://www.iccsafe.org/
- Iowa Electrical Licensing and Inspection website: https://iowaelectrical.gov/
- Iowa Electrical Examining Board (IEEB) website: https://dps.iowa.gov/divisions/state-fire-marshal/electrical-examining-board/licensing
It’s important to note that laws and regulations can change over time, for the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is always recommended to check with official sources.