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California Low Voltage Systems Contractors C-7 License

get california contractors licenseLow 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.


California Low Voltage Systems License C-7 Requirements


let us help you get your contractors licenseIn the State of California certain requirements must be met in order for an applicant to receive their contractors license. You must meet the following experience requirements: you must have documented at least 4 years of performing/supervising of low voltage work experience. (Personal experience now accepted by the state). The state has changed some of the requirements and now allows for college degrees or trade school to be counted for up to 3 years of the required trade experience. A college degree can be substituted for up to three years of that experience. In order to obtain your Low Voltage contractors license, you are required to pass the Low Voltage Systems examination as well as the Law & Business exam.


California Low Voltage Systems Contractors C-7 Fees


contractors license feesThe state of California has an initial application fee that is $330 for new and also for those that are reapplying contractors. There is an additional fee for the two-year license card, which is $200. After your application is approved by the Contractors State License Board, you will be notified of a testing date. Other requirements require that contractors must have at least $2,500 in working capital (this may be cash or equipment verifiable at the time of application submission). In addition, all applicants are required to file a bond with the Registrar in the amount of $10,000.


California Low Voltage Systems Contractor Exam C-7 Details


contractor exam detailed informationThe contractors exam can be currently scheduled and taken in: Sacramento, Oakland, San Jose, Fresno, Norwalk, San Bernardino, and San Diego. Our study material includes hundreds of practice questions and covers all of the required topics found on the actual contractors exam. Both law and trade portions of the exam must be taken for those that are getting licensed for the first time. The actual contractors exam has 100-120 questions and a time limit of 2 -1/2 hours. Pre-approval from the state is required to sit for the examination and around 70% is required to pass.


Low Voltage Systems C-7 Exam Content


Job Planning and Design
Material Selection and Estimating
Wire / Cable Installation and Termination
Component Installation
Testing, Troubleshooting, and Repair

Total Number of Test Questions: 100-120

Time Allowed: 150 minutes


Books Are NOT Allowed Into The Exam


1. Telecommunications Distribution Methods Manual, 11th Edition, 2006, (Revised 13th Edition), BICSI.

2. Residential Network Cabling, 1st Edition, 2002, BICSI.


3. Home Satellite TV Installation and Troubleshooting, 5th Edition, 1995, Frank Baylin, Brent Gale, Ron Long.

4. California Building Code, 2016, ICC. Buy from Publisher

5. California Electrical Code, 2016, (Based on the 2014 NEC), NFPA.

6. Cal/OSHA Construction Safety Orders, California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1 - Industrial Relations, Chapter 4, Subchapter 4.

7. Cal/OSHA General Industry Safety Orders with Selected Electrical Safety Orders, California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Division 1 - Industrial Relations, Chapter 4, Subchapter 7.

8. TIA/EIA Telecommunications and Building Wiring Standards, Telecommunications Industry Association, 2013, Global Engineering Documents.


NOTE: If you are not currently a licensed contractor then you are required to take and pass BOTH the standard LAW exam and TRADE specific exam.

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California Low Voltage Systems C-7 Home Study Kit $249


complete home study kit saleOur home study materials are available in either books with CD-ROMs version or online downloadable version. Our CD-ROM software is developed using the computer-assisted testing software, which means that no internet or prior computer experience is required. Both CD-ROM and instant online download versions are identical and cover everything you need to study and pass your contractors exam. The complete home study kit includes: both law/business & low voltage study manuals covering; electrical formulas, cable installation, material selection, terminology, math examples, wiring, and more. Plus, hundreds of practice exam questions with detailed explanations to all law/business and low voltage exam questions. All orders also receive a complete contractors application review, 30-day online exam support, and 24/7 online applicant support.


California Contractors License Reciprocity


contractors license reciprocityThe following states have reciprocity with the State of California: Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The contractor must be applying for a license in a classification that appears on that state's reciprocal classifications list. The contractor must have held an active license in good standing in one of the reciprocal states for the previous five years. The contractor must also submit to CSLB the Request for Verification of License form that is completed by the licensing entity under which he or she is already licensed. The contractor must complete the Application for Original Contractors License.