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North Carolina

Low Voltage Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

Interested in obtaining a Fire Alarm / Low Voltage license in North Carolina? In the sections below you can find all the information you need to get your license. These licenses are administered by the NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors (NCBEEC). To get started, you must first meet the experience requirements and pass the exam.

We offer online courses, books for the exam, and instructor support to help you obtain your license. All of our training is offered in an online, self-paced format. Our exam prep is designed to help you pass your test the first time. We also backed it with our no pass, no pay policy. Confidently pass the exams and obtain your North Carolina Fire Alarm / Low Voltage License with RocketCert. Sign up and get start studying today!

  • $279
    NC Low Voltage
    Exam Prep
  • $601 $549
    NC Low Voltage
    Exam Bundle
Individual taking the course and exam prep for North Carolina online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Electrical in North Carolina
  • Special Restricted Fire Alarm / Low Voltage (FALV) Classification

    A special restricted fire alarm/low voltage electrical contracting license authorizes the licensee to install, maintain, or repair only low voltage wiring and directly related wiring. Wiring is directed related if it:

      - originates at the load-side terminals of a disconnecting means or junction box that:

        (a) has been installed, complete with line-side connections, by others for the purpose of supplying the low voltage wiring system involved; and

        (b) permanently and legibly marked to identify the low voltage wiring system supplied; and

        (c) not installed in a location considered as hazardous under the National Electrical Code.

Requirements & steps

What are the North Carolina low voltage license requirements?

North Carolina Plumber RequirementsFire Alarm / Low Voltage License Requirements

To take the exam, you must first meet these requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit a completed application and pay all fees
  • With the application, submit written statements from at least 2 people attesting to the applicants good character
  • Must have at least 3,000 hours of experience:
    • at least 2,000 hours shall be primary experience.
    • The balance of experience may be primary, secondary or both.
  • Information verifying that the applicant is conducting a lawful business in the State of North Carolina

How do I obtain a license?

To apply, contact the NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors at 919-733-9042 or visit ncbeec.org. These licenses must be renewed on a yearly basis.

All of our courses are written by a combination of professional educators and industry experts. Our exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.

RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.
Submit Application

In order to sit for the exam, you must submit the application for licensure to the state. It must include verified education and work experience as required by the state. Once the application is approved, the you will receive instructions on how to schedule the exam. The exam must be taken within 30 days of receiving the notification letter.


After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Pre-approval is required. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.


The last step is to apply for your electrical license through the NC State Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Our licensing specialists can help you with the process.


Which exam do I need to take?

Exams are administered by PSI. You can contact them by calling 855-746-8173 or visiting psiexams.com.

Exam details Fire Alarm / Low Voltage Exam

  • Total Questions: 50
  • Passing Score: 70%
  • Time limit: 3 hours

Topics Include:

  • Bonding and Grounding
  • Wiring Methods and Terminations
  • Boxes and Fittings
  • Motors and Control Wiring
  • Load Calculations
  • General
  • Laws, Rules, Basic Business Practices, and Practical Applications

Upon application approval, the applicant will receive instructions for scheduling the examination.

Online Exam Prep, Books, & Bundles

How do I pass the exam?

The North Carolina Electrical exam is open book. These references are permitted to be tabbed and highlighted! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Calculation Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve calculations on test day. Calculation topics include Ohm’s Law, voltage drop, transformers, motors, box fill, and allowable fill for raceway sizing.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

North Carolina Fire Alarm / Low Voltage Online Exam Prep

Included in the bundle

Lifetime Online Access to:

  • NC Fire Alarm / Low Voltage Online Exam Prep

Our online exam prep features:

Ideal for students who already own all references



North Carolina Fire Alarm / Low Voltage Bundle

Includes the following courses:

  • NC Fire Alarm / Low Voltage Online Exam Prep

Plus the following:

  • All the books to use during the exam
  • Permanent/Pre-Printed Tabs
  • Free Shipping!
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

$601 $549

The following references are permitted to be used during the exam:

NEC 2020, NFPA 70: National Electrical Code

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NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2013

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The following are NOT permitted to be used during the state exam.

North Carolina NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Electrical 13th Edition

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Print for Your Exam:

General Statutes Chapter 87, Article 4 Law
Found on page 23 of the PDF
Free / Online
Title 21, North Carolina Administrative Code, Chapter 18B
Found on page 30 of the PDF
Free / Online

Pre-printed or blank tabs are also available.

2 Book Tab Bundle

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Permanent Blank Tabs - 375 Pack

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About Us

Why should I choose RocketCert?

At RocketCert, we strive to be the best (while having fun in the process). This means having not only the best quality of education, but also industry leading technology. Best yet, we are here for you 7 days a week. Have a question or comment? Give us a call or contact us to send us a message. Ready to begin? Select your State above and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


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