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Licensing Requirements for the State of Kentucky

Low-Voltage/Limited-Energy License: No statewide license is required for low-voltage electricians.

License Types: Electrical Contractor, Master Electrician, Electrician

These licenses are required to perform any electrical work in the state of Kentucky. Please note, however, that workers installing or repairing low-voltage telecommunications systems are exempt from licensure. There is separate licensure for the fire protection alarm systems.

Electrician: All electrical work must be performed by, or under the supervision of, a licensed electrician or master electrician. In order to work unsupervised, an electrical worker must be licensed as an electrician at the least.

Electrical Contractor: In order to contract with the public to perform electrical work. Only licensed electrical contractors may pull electrical permits.

Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction
101 Sea Hero Rd. Suite 100
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-0364
Fax (502) 564-4011
www.ohbc.ky.gov/licensing/electrical/

Additional Information:
Monitoring License Required: NO

The requirements of the new law apply to anyone who sells, installs, services, monitors, or responds to a PERS that is installed in the customer's residence and monitored by an alarm systems company but is not part of a combination of alarm systems including a burglar or fire alarm system.

There is legislation for regulating PERS. www.alarm.org/download/govrelations/kentucky_pers102008.pdf for detailed information.

Agency in Charge:Office of the Attorney General
Licensing Website: http://ag.ky.gov/civil/consumerprotection/

Legislation:
As of January 1, 2009, new contractos for Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) service must:

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