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Old 02-02-2006, 05:34 PM   #1
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Hi im new to Florida but down here doing work for Bell south and soon to be Adelphia cable.. neway ive been talking to my contact at bell and he's telling me im gonna need a low voltage licence to work in the state on my own... " im not on my own yet im working for someone else" does anyone know which licence that is or where i can find it... and anyother helpfull info would be great ..thankx...

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Old 02-02-2006, 05:38 PM   #2
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If so ... I have no comment.


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I'm not sure if there is a State license (I'm guessing that there is), I do know that one is required in the 3 counties that I operate in. It is also covered in the licenses that I hold.

According to todays paper Adelphia is soon to be Comcast, the deal is sealed.

I have never heard of anyone working for both, each have enough work to keep anyone busy. I'd inquire as to where you are expected to work, some places can drive you crazy with county AND city licenses. If a state license is available you may want to obtain one, it may be easy if your past experience meets our states requirements.
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I frequently contract with Communications Contractors to prewire phone,data,and music systems in my commercial jobs. They are required to pull a permit. In both my city and county (Ocala, Marion Co.) a permit is required even to prewire residential surround sound.
In most cases the owner of the company holds the licence - the mechanics in the field can barely hold their wire nuts.

You ever had Cuban coffee?
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They have Cuban coffee in Ocala? I didn't realise that they had migrated that far north! I assumed that the Mexicans and Central Americans had held them at bay.
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CA's and Mexicans had their backs turned mucking stalls and when they turned around those Commies were passin out cigars & army fatigues
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I had a post here that was deleted. Nope not #1, but actually would have been right here.
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Yes, Florida does have a new licensing requirement. The state decided to enforce Florida Administrative Code--Rule 61G6-7, which requires a low voltage contractor to have a "Limited Energy Systems Specialty" license. This license covers everything up to 77-volts.

I found this out through members of the Low Voltage Lighting Institute of the Americas (LVLIA). There seems to be a lot of activity taking place around the East coast states for more regulations/ licensing. Hope this helps.
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You will need to register with the FL Licensing Board "DBPR", you can get the application on line. There are several types of licenses in FL... BASED ON YOUR QUALIFICATIONS. Here is where you will find them.
myflorida.com/dbpr ->online services ->apply for license ->[Select] first time user ->[Select Board] "Electrical Contractors Licensing Board" -> [Select] your license type...and so on... To process the app. - you will be smacked for about $300. Then hold on for the ride!
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Hi im new to Florida but down here doing work for Bell south and soon to be Adelphia cable.. neway ive been talking to my contact at bell and he's telling me im gonna need a low voltage licence to work in the state on my own... " im not on my own yet im working for someone else" does anyone know which licence that is or where i can find it... and anyother helpfull info would be great ..thankx...

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Hey whats up there bro. You will definitly need your low voltage lisence
I am currently going to a contractor trade school to help me with it, because I am also getting my low voltage lisence. Let me tell you that is the best thing you could do because over here in california my trade part of the exam is crazy it asks all kinds of question about the trade that I didn't even know about. I am also going to aquring a contract with Adelphia soon to be TimeWarner. Good luck to you. Any ? just email me be glad to help.
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I understand a limited energy license need to be obtained and i see you have to pay 300 bucks but what is is required to get this license. Is there an exam i have to take? is it somethign i can do from home? whats involved?
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They have Cuban coffee in Ocala? I didn't realise that they had migrated that far north! I assumed that the Mexicans and Central Americans had held them at bay.
actually teetor a cubano & espresso are the same thing ...
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You should call Steve Dale at Power Learning Systems, 800-743-8027. He offer a course that I took to get my licence and it is acomplex deal in Florida. If you talk to him tell him I said Hi!
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Hi im new to Florida but down here doing work for Bell south and soon to be Adelphia cable.. neway ive been talking to my contact at bell and he's telling me im gonna need a low voltage licence to work in the state on my own... " im not on my own yet im working for someone else" does anyone know which licence that is or where i can find it... and anyother helpfull info would be great ..thankx...

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I obtained my license through GA and I am working on registering it in Florida.

I went through a seminar with Steve Dale you can call him 404/474-8774.

He will help you and his seminar's are effective. Tell him that you got the info from Israel in Florida.

Good Luck!

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Most licensing questions can be answered by going to that state's licensing site. That would definately be the first place I'd go to, and not a contractors discussion board.
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You are required to have a state or county low voltage license to do low voltage wiring of any kind in the state of Florida. It's call a specialty electrical license, also referred to as a "limited energy" contractor's license. If you are wanting to do alarm system installations and service you will need a Alarms 1 license for burglar and fire alarms or an Alarms 2 license for burglar alarm ONLY.

I got a lot of help from a preparation class from a company called Power Learning Systems. The instructor Steve Dale was fantastic! Without him I don't think I would have passed this difficult exam. He teaches State exam preparation and continuing education in Florida and Georgia. I think his web address is **************.com.

His office number is: 800-743-8027, and email is:
SteveDale@4ezExam.com

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YIP!! Steve is the man.
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Jess,

If you ever need any prewire done e-mail me at integration@cfl.rr.com I have an EF License and I am fully insured.

Thank you.
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You guys have it easy in FL.
I served my apprenticeship in Oregon. 4 years 8000 hrs with 3 yrs, 7500 hrs of it directly supervised by a journeyman. Class, 2 nights a week 3 hrs per night. 1 absence allowed per yr unexcused and 3 total (2 excused) made up at double time or repeat the year. I now have an Oregon and California license. Oregon is a Limited Energy Class A and CA is Fire Life Safety. I also have NICET II FA systems.

The CA test was a breeze-100 questions
OR was torture 25 questions. (Now 100)

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