Licensing and system safety

Licensing & System Safety

Using a Licensed Provider protects YOU

Licensed Providers are Required to Meet Stringent Standards

Think about a gated access system – the system uses a powerful motor to move a large, heavy gate through an open area. What are the inherent risks in this type of system?

  • The gate could strike a vehicle or, worse yet, a pedestrian.
  • A person could become trapped in the gate or mechanism.
  • The gate could fall over on a vehicle or person.

As the system owner, you would be responsible for any damages to property or people resulting from any accident with the gate system. The best protection for you as the owner is to use a licensed and insured provider to design, install and repair your system.

There are two types of licenses a provider can obtain

The first, a “registered” license indicates the applicant has taken and passed a local competency examination and can practice only within that locale and doesn’t meet the more stringent requirements of the State of Florida.

The state issues the second, a “certified” license, that requires the licensee to meet several strict standards:

  • An extensive written examination on three subjects — general business, technical knowledge, and safety;
  • Evidence of financial responsibility including a personal credit report and financial statement and business credit report, financial statements and Certificate of Status from the Department of State Division of Corporations;
  • Certification of Liability Insurance coverage limits of $300,000 Per Occurrence, $500,000 Property Damage (both including completed operations & products) and $100,000 Per Person or $800,000 Combined Single Limit;
  • Strict experience requirements of a minimum of 3 years and
  • Continuing Education of 14 hours during every 2 year licensing period.
Sunbelt Gated Access System is fully licensed as a Limited Energy Electrician and we carry $5,000,000 in Liability Insurance. We also have national certification as a Certified Automated Gate System Designer to help you make certain your system meets all the safety standards of the industry (see below).

The State of Florida’s Department of Business & Professional Regulation provides an easy way to check a provider’s license status.


Visit to check the status of your provider.