Florida Limited Energy (Low Voltage) Contractor License

Limited Energy (Low Voltage) contractors in Florida can legally engage in construction contracts involving the following type of work:

  • Data transmission systems
  • Structured cabling
  • Proprietary video
  • CCTV
  • Satellite systems that are not part of a community antenna television or radio distribution system
  • Key-less access controls
  • Access gates (wireless and keypad)
  • Audio-visual and home entertainment
  • Phone systems and data networks

Limited energy contractors cannot work on any system exceeding 98 volts (RMS).

The scope of work of a Low Voltage or Limited Energy contractor can also be performed by Unlimited Electrical, Alarm System I, Alarm System II, and Residential Electrical Contractors.

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Florida Limited Energy Low Voltage Contractor Scope of Work

Licensing Requirements:

  • Age: Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Testing: Candidates must obtain a passing score on the Limited Energy (Low Voltage) and Business tests before applying for licensure. Passing exam scores must be less than 2 years old.
  • Application Fee: If applying for active status, the applicant must submit a check for $300 USD payable to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. If applicant wishes to be inactive instead, the check must be in the amount of $55 USD only.
  • Net Worth: The minimum business net worth requirement is $5,000 USD.
  • Credit Reports: Applicant must submit a report from a nationally recognized credit reporting agency, which includes a public records statement that records have been checked at local, state, and federal levels. Those applicants wishing to qualify a business must also submit a business report.
  • Insurance: The minimum liability insurance requirements are $100,000/per person for public liability and $300,000/per occurrence; and $500,000 for property damage, ora minimum combined single limit policy of $800,000. Applicant must also attest to obtain worker’s comp coverage or an exemption within 30 days after license is issued.
  • Experience:
    • A person will qualify for a certified Limited license by meeting one of the following requirements:
    • (1) Must have three (3) years of management experience in the trade of electrical contracting within the last six (6) years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or
    • (2) Must have four (4) years of experience as a foreman, supervisor or contractor in the trade within the last eight (8) years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or
    • (3) Must have six (6) years of comprehensive training, technical education or supervisory experience associated with an electrical or alarm contracting business within the last 12 years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or must have at least six (6) years technical experience in related work with the Armed Forces or a governmental entity within the last 12 years immediately preceding the filing of the application; or have a combination of these qualifications totaling six (6) years of experience; or
    • (4) Must be licensed as an electrical professional engineer for three (3) years within the last 12 years. Provide a copy of current electrical professional engineer license and transcripts showing electrical engineering work; or
    • (5) Must have a combination of experience listed in 1-3 above totaling 6 years within the last 12 years.
    • Applicants are required to submit copies of W2’s to verify employment with the qualified business.
    • Submitting Application Form: Applicant must submit complete application form along with supporting documentation and applicable fees to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 1940 North Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-0783
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Exams for Limited Energy License

Do not sign up to take your exams until you obtain your books and begin studying for them!

Limited Energy (Low Voltage) Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-Based (at testing center). Open Book.
  • Testing Company: Pearson Vue
  • Hours Allotted: 5
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice only.
  • Total Number of questions: 100
  • Subjects Involved:
    • General Theory and Electrical Principle.
    • Plan, Schematics, and Diagram Reading and Interpretation.
    • Wiring and Protection.
    • Wiring Methods and Materials.
    • OSHA, Safety, Procedures for Testing and Use of Tools and Equipment
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Limited Energy/ Low Voltage

Florida Business and Law (Electrical) Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-Based (at testing center). Open Book.
  • Testing Company: Pearson Vue
  • Hours Allotted: 2 h 30 min
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Types of Questions: Multiple Choice only.
  • Total Number of questions: 50
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Maintaining Cash Flow
    • Estimating and Bidding a Job
    • Interpretation of Contracts and Agreements
    • Purchasing Control- Contract Scheduling
    • Obtaining Insurance and Bonding
    • Complying with Contracting Laws and Rules
    • Complying with Payroll and Sales Tax Laws
    • Interpretation of Financial Statements and Reports
    • Management Accounting

Endorsements for the Limited Energy (Low Voltage) License

The Florida Limited Energy (Low Voltage) License is equivalent to the following liceneses:

Florida Limited Energy (Low Voltage) Contractor Classes

  • Login credentials emailed upon enrollment

    Unlimited access (no time limits)

    Lecture videos

    Practice questions

    Key concepts

    Step-by-step solutions to math problems

    In-person review

    classes
    $699.00
    $699.00
  • Login credentials emailed upon enrollment

    Unlimited access (no time limits)

    Lecture videos

    Practice questions

    Key concepts

    Step-by-step solutions to math problems

    In-person review

    classes
    $399.00
    $399.00

Set of books for the Limited Energy License

The books set includes all required references for both the Limited Energy (Low Voltage) and Florida Business and Law (Electrical) exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • FLORIDA LIMITED ENERGY (LOW VOLTAGE) - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $438.99
  • FLORIDA LIMITED ENERGY (LOW VOLTAGE) - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $488.99

Limited Energy (Low Voltage) Books

Florida Business and Law (Electrical) Book