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Telecommunications Infrastructure Layout Technician Application Instructions

From Connecticut General Statutes, Sec. 20-357m. 

Definitions

"Telecommunications infrastructure" means structured cabling for voice and data telecommunications; and "Telecommunications infrastructure layout technician" means an individual licensed by the Department of Consumer Protection pursuant to this section, to produce telecommunications infrastructure designs that comply with nationally recognized standards.

"Telecommunications infrastructure layout" means the preparing and producing of telecommunications infrastructure design and working drawings to be used for the installation, alteration or modification of a telecommunications infrastructure in all buildings, except residential buildings.

"Nationally recognized standards" means the National Electric Code (NFPA-70), the (ANSI/TIA/EIA 568-A) Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard, the (ANSI/EIA/TIA-569-A) Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces, the (ANSI/EIA/TIA-570) Residential and Light Commercial Telecommunications Wiring Standard and all other ANSI approved telecommunications infrastructure installation standards or the equivalent thereof, as determined by the Department of Consumer Protection.

License Application

Each applicant shall submit an application for a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license on forms prescribed and furnished by the Department of Consumer Protection. The applications shall include the applicant's name, residential address, business address, business telephone number and such other information or photographs as the commissioner may require. The submitted application shall include a nonrefundable application fee of seventy-five dollars.

The commissioner shall issue a telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license to any individual who: (1) Completes a college level program or other program of instruction approved by the Department of Consumer Protection that assures industry standards in telecommunications infrastructure design; (2) submits an application pursuant to subsection (c) of this section deemed acceptable by the Commissioner of Consumer Protection; and (3) at the time of application, has held for not less than five years and continues to hold a valid unlimited or limited electrical license issued under the Electrical Work Board or a public service technician certificate of registration issued pursuant to section 20-340b, or has other equivalent experience and training as required for an electrical license, as determined by the commissioner.

Each licensee shall obtain a seal in such manner as prescribed by the Department of Consumer Protection. The licensee shall sign and apply the seal to all documentation required by this subsection concerning work within the scope of the telecommunications infrastructure layout technician license. If such documentation is more than one page and bound together, the licensee may sign and apply the seal to one page, unless such documentation concerns filing plans for a building permit or appurtenant structures where the licensee shall sign and apply the seal to every page. No licensee shall sign or apply the seal to any documentation that such licensee did not supervise the preparation of.

Exemption

Any person who is a professional engineer licensed in accordance with the provisions of CGS Chapter 391 shall be exempt from provisions of this section.