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Licensing Requirements for the State of Delaware

Low-Voltage/Limited-Energy License: No specific statewide license required for design, installation and maintenance for low-voltage systems. A general contractors license is required. Check with the local authorities having jurisdiction regarding the need to have an electrician license also. Vendors who sell and install security systems are required to be licensed.

Electrician: A statewide electrician license is required.

Electrical Contractor: A statewide electrical contractors license is required.

Delaware issues licenses for general master electricians, limited master electricians and specialty electricians. The categories of specialty licenses are air conditioning/heating and elevators. To apply for a license, contact:

Division of Professional Regulation
Board of Electrical Examiners
861 Silver Lake Blvd, Ste 203
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 744-4500
Fax (302) 739-2711
http://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/electrician/index.shtml

Additional Information:

Delaware - Burglar Alarm

Central Station Monitoring License Required: YES

"Security business" shall mean the sale of a security system where the vendor installs the device, or the monitoring or service of a security system on protected premises.

License is required for installation and monitoring

License Classification: Security Systems and Protective Services
Agency in Charge: State of Delaware, Department of Safety & Homeland Security, Division of State Police.
Phone: 302-739-5991

Qualification Requirements
Qualified Person Required? NO
Requirement for Manager: No. If the applicant is a corporation, list principal corporate offices; if the applicant is a partnership, list all partners.
Experience Requirement? YES
Type of Experience Required: Installing - NICET Level 3
Monitoring - None
Exam Required? NO
Continuing Education Requirement? NO
CEU Requirement: None
Additional Qualifier: Per branch

A license is required for installation and monitoring of a security system. Pursuant to 1201, "security business" encompasses "the monitoring or services of a security system on protected premises" in addition to sale and installation. Delaware has strict regulations requiring fingerprinting of all employees and issuance of Employee Identification Cards for all owners, principal corporate officers, partners, employees and managers of all security businesses "if they are directly engaged in the selling, installing, altering, servicing, moving, maintaining, repairing, replacing, monitoring, responding to or causing others to respond to security systems within the State. (24 Del. C. 1208)

Company must hold a current state of Delaware business license.

Central Station Operator Requirements
Employee identification cards. Owners, principal corporate officers, partners, employees and managers of all security businesses shall be required to obtain identification cards if they are directly engaged in selling, installing, altering, servicing, moving, maintaining, repairing, replacing, monitoring, responding to or causing others to respond to security systems within the State.



Delaware - Fire Alarm

Central Station Monitoring License Required: YES

Systems Monitoring Service. Services provided by any individual, firm, organization, or business which monitor any fire protection systems for the purpose of receiving notification of trouble, supervisory, and alarm conditions of the fire protection system. Every central station, remote station, and systems monitoring company or services offering for sale, selling, contracting for, or leasing or providing such services within the State of Delaware shall obtain a license from the Office of State Fire Marshal.

License is required for installation and monitoring

License Classification: Class I fire alarm signaling systems
Reciprocity with states: No

Agency in Charge: Delaware State Fire Marshal
Phone: 302-739-5665

Qualification Requirements
Qualified Person Required? YES
Requirement for Manager: A company must employ a certificate holder certified in the types of work to be performed.
Experience Requirement? YES
Type of Experience Required: Installing - NICET Level 3
Monitoring - None
Exam Required? YES
Type of Exam: Requires both State Fire Prevention Regulations (SFPR) and Fire Alarm Signaling Systems (FASS) Class II exam.
Continuing Education Requirement? NO
CEU Requirement: NBFAA & NTS require 1.2 CEU's or 12 hrs on annual basis to maintain current NTS certifications.


Requirements for the electrical licenses:

Master Electrician: Four years of full-time work experience and two years of education after high school graduation or no education and six years of fulltime work experience.

Master Limited: Three years of full-time practical training or proof of 4,000 hours of full-time experience, plus 288 hours of related instruction.

Master Electrician Special: Six years of full-time work experience or proof of 8,000 hours of full-time experience.

Limited Electrician Special: Three years of full-time work experience.

The Board requires you to pass an exam to get a license. It's an open-book exam on the NFPA-70 National Electrical Code book. The exam is four hours long with 100 multiple-choice questions for the master electrician's general license and three hours long with 60 questions for the limited license.
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