This information is taken directly from the State of Connecticut
Department of Consumer Protection Website.
Licensing Requirements for Landscape Lighting Installers
State law requires all electricians and electrical contractors to be licensed with the Department of Consumer Protection. It is a violation of State law for a person to install or offer to install a landscape lighting system unless he or she has first obtained a license, as provided in Section 20-333 of the Connecticut General Statutes, or possesses a card of registration from the Labor Department.
A home improvement registration and/or an irrigation license do not qualify anyone to install low voltage landscape lighting. For the purposes of a landscape lighting project, a home improvement registration or irrigation contractor license only allows that contractor to subcontract the actual lighting installation to a properly licensed electrical contractor.
Is the electrician working at your house, a licensed electrician or a day laborer being billed to you as an electrician?
You can easily verify it with the Department of Consumer protection. www.elicense.ct.gov
Electricians must be licensed by the Department of Consumer Protection in order to perform electrical work. DCP licenses individuals, but not the electrical company.
Only contractors can obtain permits and sign contracts. Journeymen and apprentices cannot work directly for consumers, unless employed by, or employing a licensed contractor of record
E-1 UNLIMITED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR
The holder of this license shall be permitted to do all electrical work as defined in section 20-330 of the general statutes. The requirements to qualify for this license exam shall be two (2) years as an unlimited licensed journeyperson or at least six (6) years of equivalent experience and training.
E-2 UNLIMITED ELECTRICAL JOURNEYPERSON
The holder of this license shall be permitted to do all electrical work as defined in section 20-330 of the Connecticut General Statutes, and only while in the employment of a properly licensed contractor. The requirement to qualify for this license exam shall be the completion of a registered apprenticeship program or at least four (4) years of equivalent experience and training