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A technician’s guide to low-voltage licensing

February 19, 2024


A skill set in low-voltage cabling opens the door to various assignment types, including cable installation, demarc extension, management, and more. Low-voltage technicians also enjoy taking on assignments in a mix of settings, including retail locations, warehouses, offices, and even commercial buildings. Additionally, as technology continues to evolve and new trends emerge, demand grows for technicians skilled in low-voltage cabling. 

A critical step toward continued growth and opportunity in low-voltage cabling is obtaining and displaying the necessary licenses. If you’re a technician who uses Field Nation to find and complete work, you should list current low-voltage licenses on your profile. In this blog, we’ll delve into additional reasons how a low-voltage cabling license may be beneficial and what it takes to get licensed.

The benefits of a low-voltage license

Several factors make a low-voltage license beneficial to technicians, including:

Quality assurance

Licensing is a testament to a technician’s proficiency, knowledge, and adherence to industry standards. Service delivery leaders want experienced and qualified technicians working on their assignments. Listing a low-voltage license on your profile showcases your ability to complete projects that require specific skill sets.

Commitment to compliance and legal requirements

License requirements vary from state to state, and in many regions, low-voltage cabling work is subject to specific regulations. As states continue to evolve their licensing requirements, many field service companies will increasingly turn to licensed low-voltage cabling technicians. A low-voltage license on your Field Nation profile shows clients your adherence to potential state requirements. 

Enhanced marketability

Licensed technicians stand out in a competitive field. Listing a low-voltage license on your Field Nation profile can help enhance your visibility and marketability to clients.

How to get licensed in low-voltage cabling

The process for obtaining a low-voltage cabling license can vary by state, however, technicians pursuing a license can likely expect similar steps.

Training and experience

Most licensing authorities require candidates to have a solid educational background in low-voltage cabling. In fact, many states require several years of experience in cabling before obtaining a license. Training may consist of attending a specific course or program depending on your state.

Examination and application

Licensing typically involves passing a rigorous examination that assesses your knowledge of low-voltage cabling concepts, regulations, and best practices. After passing the exam and/or meeting your state’s requirements, you must submit the specified form or application so your state can approve and grant the license.

Continuing education

To stay licensed, technicians often need to engage in continuous learning. This learning may consist of completing an annual course or training session. Adhering to the continuing education requirement ensures you stay updated on industry advancements and maintain a high standard of expertise.

Create your Field Nation profile and start building your work schedule

Getting a low-voltage license boosts professional growth, credibility, and work opportunities. With a license, you can continue to play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless integration of cutting-edge systems. By navigating the licensing process strategically, you can position yourself as an industry leader, contributing to the field service industry.

Ready to start finding work and building your schedule? Create a profile on Field Nation and jumpstart your career as a low-voltage technician!


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