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Low Voltage Licensing
Posted 29 June 2010 - 06:49 PM
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Posted 20 September 2010 - 01:28 PM
Sorry it took me so long to see this thread. Not really sure how I missed it.
Anyways, I went in front of the Harford Co board of master electricians and pleeded for them to count my High School and College education as well as my work experience towards the time required to get a license. Altogether I have about 9 years of Electronics and Electrical experience but most of it has been in the class room. Only 3 years of it was on the job training.
The board actually created a test specifically for my needs. It covers me for running low voltage lines such as Cable and Network but it also covers me to replace outlets (switches, receptacles, fixtures) with Z-Wave devices.
I work in Baltimore City a lot for a GC and have been arround guys who run Telephone, Cable, and install security systems without having a license. They are doing it illegally but in those situation the GC does not care as long as the job is getting done to code.
I recently found out that my Harford License can be migrated to Baltimore City simply by filling out a form. So I would not have to take the test again.
If you really want to do this the legit way then you need to either get a license by going in front of the board or track down someone who is licensed and hire them.
If you want to give me a call and chat more about it then shoot me an e-mail or pm through the site and I will give you my number. I am always looking for people to partner with me on jobs also.
Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:17 PM
Huh? No voltage, huh? It must be magic travellin' down them lines.
As for DirecTV, Comcast, etc, Since Cable TV doesnt really use voltage, then no you would not need a license to install it!
Posted 28 December 2010 - 06:19 PM
LOW VOLTAGE INSTALLER: An individual who is certified by the commissioner to act as the representative of a business entity authorized pursuant to this chapter and the rules of the department to perform low voltage electrical work in or on any building, premises or lot in the city. An individual so certified shall have full responsibility on behalf of such business entity for the manner in which such work is done and for the selection, supervision and control of employees of such business entity who perform such work. Such individual shall be an employee of the business entity which he or she represents and shall supervise, direct and be responsible for only the work of the employees of such business entity. Such individual shall not represent more than one business entity.
§27-3005 Jurisdiction, powers and duties of the commissioner. - a. The commissioner is authorized to exercise all powers necessary to enforce the electrical code and the electrical code technical standards, including but not limited to the power to:
( Promulgate rules fixing the date, scope and subject matter of examinations of applicants for certification as low voltage installer and respecting the issuance, suspension and revocation of such certification.
§27-3016.1 Certification as low voltage installer; qualifications; issuance; fees. - a. An individual who has been determined by the commissioner to be competent to perform low voltage electrical work in compliance with the electrical code and the electrical code technical standards, the building code and other applicable law and who otherwise qualifies in accordance with this section and the rules of the department may be certified as a low voltage installer.
b. An applicant for such certification shall be over the age of eighteen years, of good moral character and at the time of application shall have had two (2) years of satisfactory experience as set forth in the rules of the department.
c. Every such application shall be made in writing in such form and shall furnish such information as the commissioner shall prescribe and set forth in the rules of the department. Every applicant shall submit to an investigation to determine the applicants character and fitness.
d. Such certification shall be issued for such term and shall be subject to renewal in accordance with such conditions as shall be prescribed in the rules of the department.
e. The fee for such certification and for the renewal thereof shall be prescribed by rule.
f. Certification as a low voltage installer may be suspended or revoked for cause in accordance with the rules of the department and/or the department may impose penalties which shall not exceed one thousand dollars for each violation for violations of this chapter, the electrical code, the electrical code technical standards or the rules of the department.
This is a section found at (http://www.mbfaa.com/NYC%20LVI.htm) - I hope I can post links.
Can anyone from NYC shed some light into this? I want to get licensed.
Edited by dos46, 28 December 2010 - 06:20 PM.
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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:04 PM
i am looking for Squintz my phone number is 443 500 1411 he said he would talk low voltage .
Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:26 AM
This is about a 6 year old thread... Squintz hasn't been around here in almost a year, but you can probably track him down here: http://baltimorehack...ory/biographys/
It's a non-profit he started - this information is publicly listed in his profile by him.
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