Not necessarily. While some Luminetworx™ Certified Dealers are electricians, Luminetworx™ is comprised almost entirely, of low voltage components, and need not be installed by a certified electrician. However, local laws and building codes prevail, and may require the use of a licensed electrician or low voltage technician (ex. BICSI TECH). In any case, LV Energy Systems recommends the installation be performed by a Luminetworx™ Certified integrator. But whether electrician or low voltage integrator, we always suggest contracting only experienced and insured contractors.