Webinar asks: Should licenses be necessary for PoE cabling installation?

Dec. 13, 2019
Belden and the National Systems Contractors Association will present a seminar on December 17 exploring recent legislative activities that would have required licenses for PoE-cabling work.

On Tuesday, December 17 at 2:00pm EST/11:00am PST, Belden and the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) will jointly present an online seminar addressing the prospect that an electrician’s license will be required to install cabling that will support remote power delivery via Power over Ethernet.

“Recent proposed state legislation would require integrators and low-voltage installers to have an electrical license to plug in PoE ports or pull and install PoE cable,” Belden said in an announcement of the upcoming seminar. “Why is this happening?” the company asked.

“Some people incorrectly believe that PoE is dangerous,” Belden continued. “Others believe that new technology should be handled by someone with a license. But most people already, and safely, come into contact with PoE cables every day. This webinar will look at the delivery of remote power using PoE from a safety standpoint and what can be done to mitigate legislation that could exclude certain installers from installing PoE cable.”

Ron Tellas, Belden’s technology and applications manger, and Chuck Wilson, the NSCA’s executive director, will present the seminar.

According to Belden, by attending the seminar, individuals will understand the following.

  • Standards and best practices for cabling infrastructure
  • How to safely deploy PoE
  • The legislation issues concerning PoE, and how to best mitigate them

You can register for the seminar here.

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