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Licensing Requirements for the State of South Dakota

Low-Voltage/Limited-Energy License: A statewide license is not required to specifically install Low Voltage systems. However, all persons engaging in any kind of electrical work must be licensed by the state of South Dakota (see below).

Electrician: A statewide electrician license is required.

Electrical Contractor: A statewide electrical contractors license is required.

State Electrical Commission
Ron Nagle, Executive Director
308 S. Pierre St.
Pierre, SD 57501
(800) 233-7765 Fax (605) 773-6213
http://dol.sd.gov/bdcomm/electric/


Additional Information:
While all persons engaging in any kind of electrical work must be licensed by the state of South Dakota, there is no specific specialty licensing set aside for low-voltage or alarm work. Alarm and Communication companies or services, when wiring systems that are classified as power limited class II or III signaling circuits; power limited fire protective signaling circuits, class II or III alarm circuits; or communications circuits or systems as covered by articles 725, 760, 770, 800, 810 and 820 of the NEC are exempt.

All electrical work (including low-voltage) is covered under the following licensing:
Electrical Contractor
Journeyman Electrician
Class B Electrician
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