Interactive Map: Maryland

Who is the governing agency?

Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
State Board of Master Electricians
500 N. Calvert Street, Room 201
Baltimore, MD 21202-3651
Phone: 410-230-6231
Fax: 410-244-0977


Maryland State Police
Licensing Division
1111 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Attn.: Security Systems Unit


Maryland Locksmith Licensing Program
500 N. Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3651


What are the initial requirements of the State?

To take a Master Electrician‘s license examination, the applicant must have been engaged or employed regularly and principally in providing electrical services for all types of electrical equipment and apparatus for at least seven years under the direction and supervision of:

  • a master electrician, or
  • a similarly qualified employee of a governmental unit.

The state board may allow an applicant up to three years of credit towards the required experience with proof that the applicant has completed a formal course of study or professional training in electrical installation comparable to the required experience.


Security Systems Registrant License is required if you are a person who seeks to engage, or solicits to engage, in the business of providing security system services in the State of Maryland.

The individual for whom the License is sought shall be:

  1. of good moral character, reputation and qualification; and
  2. at least 18 years old.


Locksmith, Original License, applicants must complete the following as part the submission process for application:


What are the continuing educational requirements of the State?

Master Electricians shall have completed 10 hours of continuing education during the prior license term, as required by Business Occupations and Professions Article, §6-310(c)3) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Application of Continuing Education Requirements.

A. Continuing educational hours from a course or training satisfy the requirement of Regulation .01A of this chapter if the course or training is:
(1) Based on any article of or update to the National Electrical Code (NEC) currently adopted by the Board; or
(2) Based on any code or standard of the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) that relates to the provision of electrical services as defined in Business Occupations and Professions Article, §6-101(i), Annotated Code of Maryland.
B. The course or training shall be offered by a provider approved by the Board.

The Security System Technician or Agency initial license expire three (3) years after its date of issuance and upon the end of the term of the license. There are no state requirements for continuing education at this time. 

Locksmiths licenses are valid for a two-year period from the date of issuance. There are no state requirements for continuing education at this time.

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