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Licensing Requirements for the State of Rhode Island

Low-Voltage/Limited-Energy License: A statewide license is required for certain classifications of low voltage systems.

Low Voltage Specialty Licenses:
Fire Alarm Contractor (AF)
Fire Alarm Installer (BF)
Telecommunication System Contractor (TSC)
Telecommunication System Technician (TST)
Telecommunication Systems Limited Installer (TSLT)

Electrician: A statewide electrician license is required.

Electrical Contractor: Statewide electrical contractors license required.

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
Division of Professional Regulation
1511 Pontiac Avenue Building 70, P.O. Box 20247
Cranston, RI 02920-0943
(401) 462-8580
Fax (401) 462-8528

Additional Information:
License is required for installation and monitoring (respond to or causes other to respond to those alarm systems at a protected premises within the state).

Applications for alarm agent license for company individuals engaged in selling, installing, servicing & responding to alarm systems within the state

Central Station Operator Requirements:

Owners, principal corporate officers, partners, and managers of all alarm businesses shall be required to obtain I.D. cards if they directly engage in selling, installing, altering, servicing, moving, maintaining, repairing, replacing, monitoring, responding to, or causing others to respond to, alarm systems within the state. Any individual engaged in the alarm business or employed by or associated with an alarm business within the state who is not an alarm agent but who has access to confidential information relating to a customer or subscriber of an alarm business or who monitors radio equipment used in connection with an alarm business must also obtain an I.D. card.
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