Missouri requires that all low voltage contractors obtain a license from the Missouri Division of Professional Registration in order to legally perform work in the state. This includes installation, maintenance, and repair of systems such as access control, fire alarms, video surveillance, security systems, and structured cabling.
To obtain a low voltage license in Missouri, individuals must first meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent
- Have at least four years of experience in the low voltage field
- Pass a criminal background check
Once these requirements have been met, individuals must then pass the Missouri Low Voltage Exam. This exam covers topics such as the National Electric Code, the Missouri state laws and regulations and general industry knowledge. The exam can be scheduled through the International Code Council (ICC), the company that administers the exam on behalf of the Missouri Division of Professional Registration.
In addition to the low voltage contractor exam, individuals must also pass the Missouri Business Management Exam. This exam covers topics such as Missouri laws and regulations related to business operations.
Once both exams have been passed, individuals must then submit a license application and pay the associated fees to the Missouri Division of Professional Registration. The application and fees can be submitted online through the Division’s website.
It’s also important to note that low voltage contractors are required to carry liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance in order to legally perform work in Missouri.
Links to the websites where you can find more information and apply for the license are as follows:
- Missouri Application for Electrical Contractor License: https://pr.mo.gov/electricalcontractors-forms.asp
- Missouri Office of Statewide Electrical Contractors: https://pr.mo.gov/electricalcontractors.asp
It’s important to keep in mind that the rules and regulations for low voltage licensing may change from time to time, so it’s always a good idea to check with the Missouri Division of Professional Registration to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.