Master Electricians who are licensed by a municipality prior to July 15, 1993* and who engage in the business of installing, servicing or maintaining security or fire alarm systems may qualify for either of two waivers:
1) Registration: Master electricians licensed by and providing services only within their local jurisdiction(s) may apply for a registration. All state licensing qualifications are waived for this registration. Registrations are valid for two-year periods.
2) State License: Master electricians who wish to practice outside their licensing jurisdiction(s) must obtain a New York State Business of Installing, Servicing, or Maintaining Security or Fire Alarm Systems license. Applicants are waived from the education, experience and examination requirements.
NYS Department of State
Division of Licensing Services
P.O. Box 22001
Albany, NY 12201-2001
*Any license issued by a municipality establishing a master electrician license after July 15, 1993 will not be grounds for a waiver unless the division determines that the standards for such master electrician license either meet or exceed those of Article 6D of the General Business Law (Links to NYS Senate Site)