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Low Voltage Licensing Requirements for the District of Columbia

Low-Voltage/Limited-Energy License: A master electrician limited license (low voltage) is required. Anyone engaged in selling, servicing, installing, repairing, or maintaining alarm systems need to be licensed.

Electrician/Electrical Contractor: District wide license required

Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
941 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 442-4400

Additional Information:
Both alarm agents and alarm dealers must be licensed pursuant to 7-2804 (dealers) and 7-2805 (agents) of the statutes. "Alarm agent" is defined as any employee of an alarm dealer whose duties include the installation, inspection, maintenance, service or repair of alarm systems. "Alarm dealer" is defined as any person engaged in the business of selling, leasing, renting, installing, inspecting, maintaining, servicing or repairing alarms systems or components thereof, or receiving alarm signals from a subscriber and relaying information concerning such signals to the Metropolitan Police Department or District of Columbia Fire Department for response to the scene. (6-3102)

Basic business license application for security alarm dealer & agent. Clean hands certification, criminal background report for agent. Resident agent appointment form.

Qualified Person Required? YES

Requirement for Manager: Security alarm agent: individual registered in conjunction with basic business application

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