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C-7 – Low Voltage Systems Contractor

Contractors License Exam Preparation:
C-7 Low Voltage Systems

Running your own business in low voltage systems enables you to offer a variety of services to both commercial and residential clients. In the state of California you must pass the CSLB state exam for a specialty C-7 Low Voltage Systems license in order to run a business that provides the installation, repair or servicing of low voltage systems such as security systems and phone systems. Here at Contractors State License Services we can assist you in passing the contractor’s exam. We offer a variety of courses to meet a variety of educational needs; including live in-school instruction, on-line study programs, and crash courses. Contractors State License Services has over 25 locations located throughout California and over 20 years experience in helping contractors pass the Law and Trade portions of the CSLB exam. Preparation for the exam will include study material in the areas of:

  • Job Planning & Estimating
  • Cable Installation
  • End Use Equipment Installation
  • System Performance Testing, Troubleshooting & Repair
  • Worker & Job Site Safety
  • Contractor’s License Law
  • Mechanic’s Liens
  • Labor Code & Safety
  • Business Practices
  • Business Start-up

Running a business as a Low Voltage Systems licensed contractor will allow you to offer services in the following areas:

  • Installation of Security and Alarm Systems
  • Nanny Cams
  • Spy Cameras
  • Exit Sign Cameras
  • Phone & Data Cabling
  • Intrusion Detection
  • CCTV - Closed Circuit TV
  • Fire Alarms / Smoke Detectors
  • Infrared Cameras
  • Installation of Home Theater Systems
  • Installation of Multizone Stereo Systems
  • Intercom System Set-Ups
  • Central Vacuum System

The CSLB defines a Low Voltage Systems contractor as follows:

A communication and low voltage contractor installs, services and maintains all types of communication and low voltage systems which are energy limited and do not exceed 91 volts. These systems include, but are not limited to telephone systems, sound systems, cable television systems, closed-circuit video systems, satellite dish antennas, instrumentation and temperature controls, and low voltage landscape lighting. Low voltage fire alarm systems are specifically not included in this section.

The California Contractors State License Board requires a minimum of four years journeyman level experience to apply for a California Contractors license.