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Burglar Alarm/Locksmith/CCTV/Access Control

This page contains information concerning Burglar Alarms, Locksmith, CCTV and Access Control .


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- Burglar Flowchart
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- Electronic Protection System Requirements for Firms
- Electronic Protective System Regulations & Requirements for Employees

Burglar Flowchart

Burglar Flowchart

 

ELECTRONIC PROTECTIVE SYSTEM LICENSE TYPES (BURGLAR & LOCKSMITH)

TYPE A (Full Burglar Alarm, Access Control and CCTV)

Type B License
Technician
ABAT (Advanced Burglar Alarm Technician) and FAIM (Fire Alarm Installation Methods) course certification
Type C License
Installer
Level 1 Certification (1.2 units of Continuing Education are required at renewal)
Type D License
Apprentice
No certifications required
Type D-T License
Temporary Apprentice
No certifications required
Type E License
Sales/Designer
Understanding Alarms Training Course Certification
Type F License
Provisional Sales/Designer
No certifications required until renewal time


TYPE A-1 (Single Station Fire Alarm in 1 & 2 Family Dwellings)

Type G License
Technician
Firm Alarm Installation Methods Course (Course can be taken with the LBFAA)
Type H License
Apprentice
No certificates required

 

TYPE A-2 (Locksmith, Access Control and CCTV)

Type I License
Technician
Locksmith - Can perform locksmith work anywhere
Type J License
Technician
Locksmith Shop Tech-Limited to locksmith work at shop
Type K License
Apprentice
No Training

 

TYPE A-3 (Limited Locksmith)

Type I-2 License
Field Technician
Type J-2 License
Shop Technician
Type K License Apprentice

 

TYPE A-4 (Closed Circuit Television Alarm System Contractor)

Type L License
Technician

 

Electronic Protective System License Fees

Electronic Protective System License Fees
Firm
Amount
Original Fee $250
Renewal Fee $50
Duplicate Fee $20
Revision Fee $20
Late Renewal Fee (15 days past expiration date) $250

Employee
Amount
Original Fee $100
Renewal Fee $50
Duplicate Fee $20
Revision Fee $20
Late Renewal Fee (15 days past expiration date) $100

 

Definitions of License Types

Electronic Protective System License Types

  1. TYPE A FULL BURGLAR ALARM, ACCESS CONTROL AND CCTV,
    includes license types B, C, D, D-T, E and F

  2. TYPE A-1 SINGLE STATION FIRE ALARM IN 1 & 2 FAMILY DWELLINGS,
    includes license types G and H

  3. TYPE A-2 LOCKSMITH, ACCESS CONTROL AND CCTV,
    includes license types I, J and K

  4. TYPE A-3 LIMITED LOCKSMITH,
    includes license types I-2, J-2, and K

  5. TYPE A-4 CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION ALARM SYSTEM CONTRACTOR (CCTV),
    includes license type L

ACCESS CONTROL:

Means an electro-mechanical lock, electronic lock, or electronic locking arrangement designed to control access or egress to a premises or controlled area.

ALARM CONTRACTING:

Means providing an electronic protective system access control, or a closed circuit television alarm system to another by any means, including but not limited to the sale, lease, rent, design, planning with the intent to prewire, prewiring, installation, maintenance, repair, testing, modification, improvement, alteration, inspection, or servicing of an electronic protective system, access control, or closed circuit television alarm system; holding oneself or one's company out for hire to perform any such task; or otherwise offering to perform any such task for compensation, either directly or indirectly.

BURGLAR ALARM OR BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEM:

Means an alarm, alarm system, or portion of such an alarm or system intended to detect or warn of an intrusion or other emergency not including a fire, in a structure.

CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION ALARM SYSTEM:

Means an alarm sytem that provides video surveillance of events, primarily by means of transmission, recording, or transmission and recording of visual signals through the use of cameras, receivers, monitors and other visual imaging systems.

LOCKSMITHING:

Means the modification, recombination, repair, or installation of mechanical locking devices and electrical or electronic locking systems for any type of compensation and includes the following:

  1. Selling, designing, repairing, rebuilding, recoding, servicing, adjusting, installing, manipulating, or bypassing of a mechanical or electronic locking device for controlled access or egress to premises, safes, vaults, safe doors, lock boxes, automatic teller machines, or other devices for safeguarding areas where access is meant to be limited.

  2. Operating a mechanical or electronic locking device, safe or vault by means other than those intended by the manufacturer of such locking devices, safes, or vaults.

  3. Consulting and providing technical advice regarding selection of hardware and locking systems of mechanical or electronic locking devices, safes, or vaults.

  4. Selling, designing, repairing, servicing, adjusting, and installing closed circuit television alarm systems.

  5. Selling, designing, repairing, rebuilding, recoding, servicing, adjusting, and installing access control devices.

TYPE "B" LICENSE - (Technician)

Authorizes holder to design, plan, specify, layout, sell, pre-wire, install, maintain, repair, test, inspect or service an electronic protective system while in the employ of a licensed Burglar Alarm, Access Control, and CCTV Contracting Companies.

Note: Requirements - Certificates for ABAT and FAIM or equivalent which is ABAT & NICET Level III in Fire Alarms

Note: Effective January 2007, you will be required to obtain six (6) hours of continuing education unites (CEU) at the time of renewal.

TYPE "C" LICENSE - (Installer)

Authorizes holder to design, plan, specify, layout, sell, pre-wire, install, maintain, repair, test, inspect or service an electronic protective system while in the employ of a licensed Burglar Alarm, Access Control, and CCTV Companies.

Note: Requirements - Level 1 or its equivalent, Continuing Education Unit Certificate for 1.2 units is required at renewal for Type "C".

Note: Effective January 2007, you will be required to obtain twelve (12) hours of continuing education unites (CEU) at the time of renewal.

TYPE "D" LICENSE - (Apprentice)

Authorizes holder to pre-wire, install, maintain, repair, test, inspect or service an electronic protective system while under the direct supervision of a Type B or C license holder and while in the employ of a licensed Burglar Alarm, Access Control, and CCTV Contracting Companies.

Note: No certifications are required

Note: No CEU's required for apprentice.

TYPE "D-T" LICENSE - (Temporary Apprentice)

Thirty day maximum.

Note: No certifications are required

Note: No CEU's required for apprentice.

TYPE "E" LICENSE - (Sales/Designer)

Authorizes holder to design, plan, specify, layout or sell an electronic protective system while in the employ of a licensed Burglar Alarm, Access Control, and CCTV Contracting Companies.

Note: Requirements - Understanding Alarms Training Course Certificate.

Note: Effective January 2007, you will be required to obtain four (4) hours of continuing education unites (CEU) at the time of renewal.

TYPE "F" LICENSE - (Provisional Sales/Designer)

Authorizes the holder to perform duties of a Class E Salesperson except this individual must take sales training course within 12 months while in the employ of a Burglar Alarm, Access Control, and CCTV Contracting Companies.

Note: Class "F" can not be renewed without an Understanding Alarms Certificate.

Note: No CEU's required.

TYPE "G" LICENSE - (Technician)

Authorizes the holder to design, plan, specify, layout, sell, install, maintain, repair, test, inspect, or service single station fire alarms while in the employ of a single station fire alarm contracting company.

Note: Requirements - Fire Alarm Installation Methods Course Certificate is required for Class "G".

Note: Effective January 2007, you will be required to obtain six (6) hours of continuing education unites (CEU) at the time of renewal.

TYPE "H" LICENSE - (Apprentice)

Authorizes the holder to perform the functions of a Type G licensee while working under the direct supervision of a person holding a Type G License.

Note: There is no certificate needed for Class "H".

Note: No CEU's required.

TYPE "I" LICENSE - (Locksmith Technician)

Such license shall authorize its holder to engage in locksmithing services while in the employ of a licensed Locksmith, Access Control, and CCTV Contracting Company.

Note: Requirements - Taking a locksmith test issued by the State Fire Marshal and making a 75% or better, submitting a certificate from an approved locksmith course or demonstrate that you have been actively engaged in locksmithing for a minimum of five (5) years prior to August 1, 2004.

Note: Effective January 2007, you will be required to obtain six (6) hours of continuing education unites (CEU) at the time of renewal.

TYPE "J" LICENSE - (Locksmith Shop Technician)

Such license shall authorize its holder to engage in locksmithing services only within the confines of the operating location of the locksmithing services while in the employ of a licensed Locksmith, Access Control, and CCTV Contracting Company.

Note: Requirements - Taking a locksmith test issued by the State Fire Marshal and making a 75% or better, submitting a certificate from an approved locksmith course or demonstrate that you have been actively engaged in locksmithing for a minimum of five (5) years prior to August 1, 2004.

Note: Effective January 2007, you will be required to obtain six (6) hours of continuing education unites (CEU) at the time of renewal.

TYPE "K" LICENSE - (Apprentice)

Such license shall authorize its holder to perform the functions of a Type I or Type J license while working under the direct supervision of a person holding a Type I or Type J license.

Note: No training is required.

No CEU's required.

TYPE "I-2" LICENSE - (Limited Locksmith)

Such license shall authorize a company to engage in locksmithing services as to mechanical locks for premises and mechanical, electrical or electronic locks for controlled access to safes, vaults, safe doors, lock boxes, automatic teller machines or other devices only.

Note: Requirements - Taking a locksmith test issued by the State Fire Marshal and making a 75% or better, submitting a certificate from an approved locksmith course or demonstrate that you have been actively engaged in locksmithing for a minimum of five (5) years prior to August 1, 2004.

Note: Effective January 2007, you will be required to obtain six (6) hours of continuing education unites (CEU) at the time of renewal.

TYPE "J-2" LICENSE - (Locksmith Shop Technician, limited)

Such license shall authorize its holder to engage in locksmithing services as to mechanical locks for premises and mechanical, electrical or electronic locks for controlled access to safes, vaults, safe doors, lock boxes, automatic teller machines or other devices only within the confines of the operating location of the locksmithing services company employing such individuals.

Note: Requirements - Taking a locksmith test issued by the State Fire Marshal and making a 75% or better, submitting a certificate from an approved locksmith course or demonstrate that you have been actively engaged in locksmithing for a minimum of five (5) years prior to August 1, 2004.

Note: Effective January 2007, you will be required to obtain six (6) hours of continuing education unites (CEU) at the time of renewal.

TYPE "L" LICENSE - (Closed Circuit Television Alarm System Contractor)

Such license shall authorize its holder to engage in closed circuit television alarm system contracting only.

Note: (Requirements - Taking a CCTV test issued by the State Fire Marshal and making a 75% or better, successful completion of a standardized program approved by the board and acceptable to the State Fire Marshal or demonstrate that the individual has been actively engaged in closed circuit television alarm system contracting for a minimum of five (5) years prior to August 1, 2004.

Note: Effective January 2007, you will be required to obtain six (6) hours of continuing education unites (CEU) at the time of renewal.

NOTE: Locksmithing courses that have been approved by the Alarm Industry Advisory Board include:

i. Standards of Apprenticeship for Locksmiths

ii. Certified Registered Locksmith

iii. Cothron's School of Professional Locksmithing

iv. Lockmaster's Security Institute

v. Certified Professional Locksmith

vi. Certified Master Locksmith

vii. Bossier City Community College Locksmith Training Course

Sales Course: ADT Quick Start Course

 

ELECTRONIC PROTECTION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRMS

  1. Each Electronic Protection System Firm shall be physically located within the boundaries of the State of Louisiana. Every office (whether main or branch) which is located in Louisiana must be licensed. Only offices physically located in this state can legally conduct alarm contracting.

  2. Type A Firm must have at least one employee who holds a Class B license at each of its operating locations.
    Type A-1 Firm must have at least one employee who holds a Class G license at each of its operating locations.
    Type A-2 Firm must have at least one employee who holds a Class I or J license at each of its operating locations.
    Type A-3 Firm must have at least one employee who holds a Class I-2 or J-2 license at each of its operating locations.
    Type A-4 Firm must have at least one employee who holds a Class L license at each of its operating locations.

    Note: The Class 'B, G, I or J, I-2, J-2 or L' license holder must live within 150 miles of the office he/she qualifies. He may only qualify for one office.

  3. INSURANCE DOCUMENTATION: A current copy of the firm's insurance certificate made out to the State Fire Marshal MUST be attached with an application. The amount of coverage should be no less than $500,000.000. There is no set amount of insurance for Locksmith companies at this time. It should include the following:
    1. General Liability
    2. Errors and Omissions
    3. Worker's Compensation

    * TYPE A-2 (Locksmith, CCTV, Access Control), TYPE A-3 (Limited Locksmith) and TYPE A-4 (CCTV Alarm System Contracting) firms are NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE ERRORS AND OMISSIONS COVERAGE.

    * Certificate of Insurance Must include the Policy Number, Date of Expiration, Physical Address & a Statement noted in the descriptions of operations that firm is insured for the type of services provided. (Example: Burglar Alarm, Access Control, CCTV, Locksmithing)

  4. A COMPANY CHECK OR CERTIFIED FUNDS ONLY MADE PAYABLE TO "OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL" MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH AN APPLICATION! NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED.

    FEES:
     
    An Original License Fee is $250 $200 license fee & $50 application fee
    A Renewal License Fee is $50 Due yearly on expiration date
    A Duplicate License Fee is $20 To replace a lost, stolen, or destroyed license
    A Revision License Fee is $20 To change any information about the company
    A Late Renewal Fee is $250 15 days past expiration date


  5. Firm must be located in the State of Louisiana. Firm cannot have a P.O. Box for a physical address.

  6. Submit Documentation from Secretary of State's Office if company is a Corporation.

  7. Submit Occupational License from Local Government for all Firms (Corp., Partnership or Individual)

NOTE: YOU SHOULD NOTIFY THIS OFFICE WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS, BY USE OF AN APPLICATION, IF THERE IS A CHANGE IN THE FIRM'S BUSINESS NAME, ADDRESS, OR OWNERSHIP, THE DESIGNATED AGENT'S EMPLOYMENT STATUS, OR IF ANY OWNER, PARTNER, OR PRINICPAL WITH AN INTEREST IN THE COMPANY IS CONVICTED OF A FELONY OR ENTERS A PLEA OF GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE TO A FELONY CHARGE.

* For Type A-2, A-3 and A-4 firms, an affidavit must be submitted stating length of service with the firm or cerfiticates of completion submitted from an approved standardized program.

Please contact the following offices for other possible requirements:

1.) Louisiana Worker's Compensation (225) 342-7571
2.) Louisiana Secretary of State (225) 342-4479
3.) LLSSA (Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association) Formerly LBFAA (337) 886-7282
4.) NSA (National Security Assoc.) Testing (800) 998-6890
5.) NTS (National Training School) Testing (866) 636-1687
6.) Louisiana Board of Contractors (800) 256-1392 or (225) 765-2301

 

ELECTRONIC PROTECTIVE SYSTEM REGULATIONS & REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYEES

  1. Applicants must first pass a National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association Burglar/Security Training Course or it's equivalent commensurate with the type of license the applicant wishes to receive. There are no training requirements for the Type "D", Type "H", Type "K" Licenses. If this is an initial application, you must submit a copy of the certificate received fro the requested license type.

    1. For Type "B" license you will be required to submit certificates for ABAT and FAIM or equivalent which is Level 2A and NICET Level III in Fire Alarms. (Effective January 2005, you will be required to obtain a least six (6) hours of continuing education (CEU) at the time of renewal).

    2. For Type "C" license you will be required to submit certificates for Level 1 or its equivalent or a continuing education unit (CEU) certificate for 1.2 units.

    3. For Type "E" license you will be required to submit a certificate of completion of Understanding Alarms Training Course or Residential Upstart course.

    4. For Type "F" license you will be required to submit an Understanding Alarms Certificate.

    5. For Type "G" license you will be required to submit an Understanding Alarms Certificate.

    6. For Type "I" or "J" licenses you will be required to take a test (which includes locksmithing, CCTV and Access Control) issued by the State Fire Marshal and making a 75% or better or submit a certificate from an approved locksmith course (see list of courses) or demonstrate that you have been actively engaged in locksmithing for a minimum of five (5) years prior to August 1, 2004.

    7. For Type "I-2" or "J-2" licenses you will be required to take a locksmithing test issued by the State Fire Marshal and making a 75% or better or submit a certificate from an approved locksmith course (see list of courses) or demonstrate that you have been actively engaged in locksmithing for a minimum of five (5) years prior to August 1, 2004.

    8. For "Type L" license you will be required to take a CCTV test issued by the State Fire Marshal and making a 75% or better, successful completion of a standardized program approved by the board and acceptable to the State Fire Marshal or demonstrate that you have been actively engaged in closed circuit television alarm system contracting for a minimum of five (5) years prior to August 1, 2004.

  2. Applicants must attach two (2) color photographs of themselves that are one (1") inch by one (1") inch and shows the whole face. Failure to do so will result in a delay of the process. We CANNOT process the application without the photos!

  3. Please submit a photocopy of the applicant's Driver's License. This will enable our office to verify required information in case of illegible handwriting.

  4. Please submit License Fees with COMPANY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY MADE PAYABLE TO OFFICE OF THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL. NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS ACCEPTED.

Fees are as follows:

 
Original License Fee is $100 $50 license fee & $50 application fee
A Renewal License Fee is $50 Due yearly on or 60 days prior to expiration date
A Duplicate or Revision Fee is $20  
A Late Renewal Fee is $100 15 days past expiration date

 

NOTE: YOU MUST NOTIFY THIS OFFICE WITHIN 10 DAYS, BY USE OF THIS APPLICATION, IF THERE IS A CHANGE OF EMPLOYER OR EMPLOYERS' COMPANY NAME; LICENSE CHANGES NAME OR ADDRESS; OR IF LICENSEE IS CONVICTED OF A FELONY OR ENTERS A PLEA OF GUILTY OR NOLO CONTENDERE TO A FELONY CHARGE.

* For Type A-2, A-3 and A-4 firm employees, an affidavit must be submitted stating length of service with the firm or certificates of completion from an approved standardized program.

 


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