In the State of New Jersey, contractor licensing for fire alarm systems started in June of 2003 through the Department of Community Affairs in Trenton. In March of 2004, contractor licensing for burglar alarms and all other security systems, including fire alarms, became mandatory through the Department of Consumer Affairs in Newark. NJESA has been a driving force in providing information and training to our members to ultimately protect the consumer. NJESA always promotes hiring a licensed contractor.
Our members must adhere to a strong Code of Ethics, which underscores the importance of our high standards.
Licensed members of NJESA are listed on the DCA website. They are your best choice for quality, reliable security services. You can also obtain important information to help make the right decision in the purchasing of a new security or fire alarm system.
~~~~~ CALL TO ACTION ~~~~~
On August 7th, the Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors (the “Board”) posted Rule Proposal 2459 (a) in the New Jersey Register, which proposes to amend the Fire Alarm, Burglar Alarm and Locksmith Advisory Committee’s fee schedule for Qualifiers and Business License(s). The Board notes that the Committee’s fees have not been increased since 2004, and it feels that substantial fee increases that range from 50-100% are necessary for the Board to maintain its operations.
The Board is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 13:31A-1.4(a) to increase the initial individual license fees accordingly:
- during the first year of a triennial period, from $120.00 to $180.00;
- during the second year of a triennial period, from $80.00 to $120.00;
- and during the third year of a triennial period, from $40.00 to $60.00.
The Board is also proposing to increase the fee for a business license as follows:
- from $75.00 to $150.00 during the first year of a triennial period;
- from $50.00 to $100.00 in the second year of a triennial period;
- and from $25.00 to $50.00 in the third year of a triennial period.
In addition, the Board is proposing to increase the triennial renewal fee for licensees:
- from $120.00 to $180.00;
- and for business licenses from $75.00 to $150.00.
Lastly, consistent with these suggested increases, the Board is proposing to increase the temporary courtesy license and renewal fees:
- from $40.00 to $60.00.
The NJESA believes that these fee increases are unreasonable and excessive. Therefore, we encourage you to voice your concerns about these proposed fee increases by submitting comments to the Board by October 6, 2017.
You can submit your written comments to Ms. Philameana Tucker, the Executive Director:
Philameana Tucker, Executive Director
Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors
124 Halsey Street
Post Office Box 45006
Newark, New Jersey 07101
or electronically, click here
Note: The State has had many issues with their computer systems and, consequently, an electronic submission is not a guarantee that they have received your comments.
Make sure you have your Business License Number on your letterhead before sending any comments.
NJESA Summer Newsletter 2017
We were off to a great start in 2017!!
Our Annual Symposium was a huge success followed by various training sessions and networking events and regional meetings. We thank everyone who attended the events and all our sponsors for helping us make such events possible for the community. We have put together a newsletter that summarizes our events, activities, meetings and sets the pace for the rest of the year. Please click HERE for a our Summer Newsletter.
NJESA constantly updates its members on things related to DCA. For more information, please visit our DCA page on our website or click HERE