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November 16, 2023

Refreshed 2023 Guide to State Licensing Released by NSCA


The updated Guide to State Licensing report gives integrators all the licensing information they need for each U.S. state—all in one place.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, Nov. 15, 2023 — NSCA, the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial integration industry, is excited to announce 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 U.S. state. The information in this report reflects all changes in state and administrative statutes through October 2023.

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“Members have been asking for an updated version of this report for years,” says 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. 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.

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NSCA members can download the report at no cost. Non-members can pay to access the report. For more information, call 800.446.6722.

About NSCA

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial integration industries. The National Systems Contractors Association is a powerful advocate for all who work in the integration industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its contractor members and all channel stakeholders through advocacy, education, member services, and networking designed to improve business performance. For more information, visit

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