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Licensing Requirements for the State of North Carolina

Low-Voltage/Limited-Energy License: Limited voltage licenses are required at the state level.

Low Voltage Specialty Licenses:
Electrical Contractor Limited L
Electrical Contractor Intermediate I
Electrical Contractor Unlimited U
Electrical Contractor Special Restricted - Low Voltage SP-LV

Electrician: Local/municipal level.

Electrical Contractor: A statewide electrical contractors license is required.

Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
P.O. Box 18727
Raleigh, NC 27619-8727
(919) 733-9042
Fax (919) 733-6105
information@ncbeec.org
www.ncbeec.org



Additional Information:
License is required to install, service, monitor or respond to electrical, electronic or mechanical alarm signal devices, burglar alarms, televisions cameras or still cameras used to detect burglary, breaking or entering, intrusion, shoplifting, pilferage or theft. 74D-3 sets forth exemptions for (i) an alarm system on property owned by or leased to the installer; and (ii) an alarm monitoring company located in another state which demonstrates to the Board’s satisfaction that it does not conduct any business through a personal representative present in the State, but which solicits and conducts business solely through interstate communication facilities such as telephone messages, earth satellite relay stations and the United States Postal Service.

An applicant or employee of the company must hold a Special-restricted (SP)-low voltage license.

Central Station Operator Requirements:
Registration of persons employed. All licensees of an alarm systems business shall register with the Board within 20 days after the employment begins, all of the licensee’s employees that are within the state, unless in the discretion of the Director, the time period is extended for good cause. (Sales, installation, service, monitoring).

CEU’S: The Alarm Board's Continuing Education (CE) requirements became effective July 1, 2002. The rules require each licensee to complete at least 6 hours of CE training during each two-year renewal period. Registered employees are required to complete 3 hours of CE training during each renewal period. As a result, anyone renewing a license or registration on or after July 1, 2002 must have completed his or her continuing education hours within the previous two-year licensing or registration period.

In addition, the Board has also determined that any application for a new registration, where the employee has been registered for any time period during the previous two years, will also require submission of the CE certificate prior to issuance of the new registration. This does not apply to transfer or duplicate applications since the expiration date of the registration period remains the same. Important Note: While all licensees must complete the CE training, these requirements only apply to registrants who are engaged in installation, service, sales or monitoring of alarm systems as per Rule 11 .0501. Some employees who are required to be registered, such as clerical/secretarial, will not be required to complete the CE credits. Upon submitting a registration renewal to the ASLB offices, the licensee or designee must indicate that the registrant is not engaged in installation, service, and sales or monitoring of alarm systems and is not required to complete the CE.


North Carolina - Monitoring in-state

Type of License
Installation, service, response or monitoring
License Classification: Burglar alarm business

Agency in Charge: NC Alarm System Licensing Board
Phone: 919-875-3611; 919-661-0820

Qualified Person Required? YES
Requirement for Manager: Designated resident qualifying agent

Experience Requirement? YES
Type of Experience Required: 2 yrs within the last 5 in alarm system installation, service or alarm systems management.

Exam Required? NO
Type of Exam: If applicant can't establish 2 yrs experience with last 5 in alarm system business management, a burglar alarm exam must be taken.
Continuing Education Requirement? YES
CEU Requirement: 3 hrs/2 yrs
Board approved CE courses
Additional Qualifier: No
CEU Requirement: None


North Carolina - Monitoring Out-of-State

MONITORING LICENSE REQUIRED? NO

For purposes of this chapter an "alarm systems business" is defined as any person, firm, association or corporation which sells or attempts to sell by engaging in a personal solicitation at a residence or business when combined with personal inspection of the interior of the residence or business to advise on specific locations of alarm system devices, installs, services, monitors or responds to electrical, electronic or mechanical alarm signal devices, burglar alarms, television cameras or still cameras used to detect burglary, breaking or entering, intrusion, shoplifting, pilferage, or theft.

License not needed if not physically located in state.
License Classification: Special restricted low voltage (electrical)
Reciprocity with states: Reciprocity with AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC, VA, and WV

Agency in Charge: NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
Phone: 919-733-9042

Qualification Requirements
Qualified Person Required? YES
Requirement for Manager: At least one listed qualified individual regularly employed
Experience Requirement? YES
Type of Experience Required: 3 yrs
Exam Required? YES
Type of Exam: NC general statutes & administrative code & trade exam
Continuing Education Requirement? YES
CEU Requirement: 8 hrs/yr
Board approved CE courses
Additional Qualifier: Yes

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