Who is the governing agency?
State Fire Commission
Office of the State Fire Marshal
Regulatory & Licensing Division
1207 Quarrier St, 2nd Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 558-2191 Ext 219
Fax (304) 558-2537
West Virginia Contractor Licensing Board
Building 6, Room B-749
State Capitol Complex
Charleston, WV 25305
Fax (304) 558-3797
What are the initial requirements for a licensed security or low voltage installer?
A license is required for any individual engaging in the business of installing, erecting, repairing or altering electrical equipment for the generation, transmission or utilization of electrical energy; however a specific exemption is provided in s 21-11-6 for any “work personally performed on a structure by the owner or occupant thereof.” Regulations governing fire alarm systems are set forth in 29-3-12
Installers must be licensed. Low voltage exam required by state fire marshal.
Specialty license low voltage burglar and fire testing in West Virginia only.
For additional and up to date information, always verify your licensing requirements via the States website and updated rules and regulations:
WEST VIRGINIA CODE, CHAPTER 21, LABOR, ARTICLE 11, WEST VIRGINIA CONTRACTOR LICENSING ACT
What are the educational requirements of the State?
There are no state requirements for continuing education at this time.
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