NSCA, a not-for-profit association representing the commercial integration industry, has released a completely updated Guide to State Licensing for 2023. The report provides the commercial integration industry with a reference guide of the state laws that govern the installation of limited energy and/or integrated technology systems.

The updated Guide to State Licensing presents a comprehensive overview of the licensing requirements and state code for each state. The information in the report reflects all changes in state and administrative statutes through October 2023, according to an announcement. 

“Members have been asking for an updated version of this report for years,” said NSCA Executive Director Tom LeBlanc. “NSCA dedicated this year to conducting large amounts of research and making sure the guide is as up to date as possible. Integrators can use this guide to answer all the questions they have about working in other states so they can quickly ensure compliance.”

For each state, the new Guide to State Licensing covers:

  • Alarm system requirements
  • Electrical contractor/electrician requirements
  • Limited-energy requirements
  • Approved reciprocal states
  • Other contractor license requirements (GC, etc.)
  • License types and associated fees
  • Which version of the NEC the state follows
  • Relevant state contact information

The Guide to State Licensing is a valuable tool that puts licensing requirements at integrators’ fingertips, according to the announcement. The guide also offers a one-page quick reference sheet at the back of the document that outlines requirements for electrical/contractor, low-voltage or alarm/security system work in each state.

NSCA members can download the report at no cost. Non-members can pay to access the report. For more information, go here.