Licensing Requirements for the State of Tennessee
Low-Voltage/Limited-Energy License: A statewide license is required for certain types of low-voltage
systems. Fire Detection Systems, Signal and Burglar Alarm Systems, and Security Systems with conduit and
wiring above seventy (70) volts require an electrical exam.
License Type: E- Electrical Contracting including electrical transmission lines, sound and intercom systems,
fire detection systems, burglar alarm systems, and electrical temperature controls (if the alarm systems
work done by an electrical contractor accounts for less than 50% of total business, then an alarm system
contractor license is not needed).
Limited Licensed Electrician: Any person or entity that performs any electrical work that has a total cost
of $25,000 or less.
Alarm Systems Contractors Licensing
500 James Robertson Pkwy 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1167
Fax (615) 532-2965
Electrician: A statewide electrician license is required.
Electrical Contractor: A statewide electrical contractors license is required.
Board for Licensing Contractors
500 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 110
Davy Crockett Tower
Nashville, TN 37243-1150
Fax (615) 532-2868