Low voltage systems, such as access control, fire alarms, video surveillance, and security systems, are becoming increasingly important in today’s world. In Vermont, these systems are regulated by the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office, Office of Professional Regulation (OPR). In order to work on low voltage systems in the state, one must obtain a low voltage license.
To obtain a low voltage license in Vermont, individuals must first meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have at least four years of experience in the low voltage field
- Pass a written exam
The written exam for a low voltage license in Vermont covers the following topics:
- Fire alarms
- Access control
- Video surveillance
- Security systems
- Structured cabling
Once the exam has been passed and the experience requirement has been met, individuals can apply for a low voltage license through the OPR. The application can be found on the OPR website at https://www.sec.state.vt.us/professional-regulation/list-of-professions/electrical-examining-board.aspx.
In addition, the OPR offers a website, https://firesafety.vermont.gov/licensing, where you can find all necessary information regarding low voltage license and exam.
It’s also important to note that a low voltage license is only valid for a specific period of time and must be renewed.