Licensing Requirements for the State of New Jersey
Low-Voltage/Limited-Energy License: No statewide license is required for design, installation and
maintenance for low-voltage systems. (An electricians license and a business permit may be required for
some types of work and voltage requirements.) A business permit is not required for any work with a
potential of less than 10 volts. The State Board of Examiner of Electrical Contractors may grant an
exemption from requirements from the license and business permit requirements to a business engaged in
telecommunications wiring. A Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Advisory Committee has been
established and is developing rules, regulations and standards to govern licensing and practice of fire and
burglar alarm installers and locksmiths.
Electrician: A statewide electrician license is required.
Electrical Contractor: A statewide electrical contractors license is required.
Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
124 Halsey St., 6th Floor
P.O. Box 45006
Newark, NJ 07101
Fax (973) 648-3355
License is required to install or monitor a burglar alarm.
NJ Stat 45:5A-36 prohibits counties and municipalities from licensing or registering alarm businesses.
NJ Stat 45:5A-29 provides that Electrical contractors regulated by the Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors and their employees are exempt from licensing requirements imposed on the alarm business pursuant to the Act.
A company must maintain at least one office in New Jersey. An out of state company must file with the Committee a statement constituting the Committee as true and lawful Power of Attorney for legal actions, processes, etc.