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author RocketCert Staff
date 11.16.2023

Technology is a big part of modern life. You use it to communicate, stay connected, and consume entertainment media. As a result, you need a range of systems to support your many devices.

This is great news for anyone interested in a career as a low voltage contractor. This growing field offers ample opportunities for skilled trade professionals. Like any contractor in Nevada, however, you’ll have to obtain a license from the Nevada State Contractors Board before you can legally conduct business.

What types of jobs are covered by the C-2D Low Voltage Contractor License in Nevada? How can you obtain this license and get to work?

What Does a Low Voltage Contractor Do?

A low voltage contractor may take on contracts for the installation, alteration, or repair of low-voltage systems or those that don’t exceed 91 volts. This could include telephone, cable TV, CCTV, computer networking, and sound systems, as well as equipment like instrumentation, satellite dish antennas, temperature controls, and fiber optics.

Requirements for License Approval

As with many skilled trades, there are experience requirements before you apply for licensure. Contractors in the state of Nevada typically have to complete a minimum of 4,000 hours or four years of experience (within the 10 years prior to applying for a license). 

This experience could be as a journeyperson, foreperson, supervising employee, or contractor, although you may substitute approved education or training for a portion of the experience requirement.

In addition, you’ll have to submit an application complete with proof of insurance (workers’ compensation), a financial statement and bank verification form, and a surety bond (amount TBD by the Nevada State Contractors Board). Finally, you must pass two state exams: the Contractor Management Survey Exam and the C-2D Low Voltage Contractor Exam.

Contractor Management Survey Exam

This exam must be taken and passed by anyone interested in a contractor license in Nevada. It’s an open-book test featuring 60 questions that cover topics like:

  • Estimating and Bidding
  • Licensing
  • Financial Management
  • Lien Laws
  • Labor Laws
  • Tax Laws
  • Contracts
  • Project Management
  • Environmental and Safety
  • Risk Management

You will have 120 minutes to complete the exam, and you must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly to pass.

C-2D Low Voltage Contractor Exam

In addition to the Contractor Management Survey Exam, you’ll have to pass a trade exam related to your specialization. The C-2D Low Voltage Contractor Exam is an open-book test that covers topics such as:

  • Sound and Communications
  • Branch Circuits, Services, Feeders, and Overcurrent Protection
  • Conductors
  • Calculations and General Knowledge 
  • Bonding and Grounding 
  • Power Supplies
  • Intrusion Alarm Systems
  • General Use Equipment and Utilization 
  • Enclosures and Raceways 

This exam consists of 35 questions, and you must answer a minimum of 25 correctly to pass. You will have one hour to complete the test.

Take the First Step Toward a Rewarding Career

Passing your state exams on the first try is easier with an exam prep program from RocketCert that offers 24/7 online access for the convenience of working professionals. If you’re ready to obtain your Low Voltage Contractor License in Nevada, contact us today to sign up.