Who is the governing agency?
Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Office of Licensing and Registration
What are the Initial Requirements for a licensed Security or Low Voltage Professional?
In Maine, a communication and low voltage systems contractor installs, services and maintains all types of communication and low voltage systems which are energy limited and do not exceed 91 volts. These systems include, but are not limited to telephone systems, sound systems, cable television systems, closed-circuit video systems, satellite dish antennas, instrumentation and temperature controls, and low voltage landscape lighting.
A limited electrician in low energy, including fire alarms, shall have 270 hours of electrical education as approved by the Electricians’ Examining Board or from an accredited institution and 4,000 hours of experience. Any person having a limited license in fire alarms or experience in the installation of low-energy electronics, as defined by the National Electrical Code, prior to June 14, 1987 shall automatically be licensed as a limited electrician in low energy. (4,000 hours of experience in the installation of low-energy electronics will still have to be documented.) NOTE: The Electricians’ Examining Board, at their May 2003 meeting, voted to require a person installing low voltage landscape lighting to be licensed as a Limited to Low Energy electrician
For additional and up to date information, always verify your licensing requirements via the States Website and updated rules and regulations:
What are the continuing educational requirements of the State?
Licenses are renewed every two years based on the first licensure date. Low Voltage Installers are required to complete 15 Hours of the current National Electrical Code update every three years
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