Who is the governing agency?
Arkansas State Police
Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies
1 State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72209-4822
Arkansas Department of Labor
10421 West Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205
What are the initial requirements for a Technician?
Alarm Sales Persons:
Salespersons are called Alarm Agents and include those individuals “that sell on site, performs a survey of the premises to be protected, or responds to alarm signal devices, burglar alarms, or cameras.” Alarm Agents must complete the Alarm Level 1.
Alarm Installers and Technicians:
“Alarm systems technician” means any individual employed by an alarm systems company who installs, services or repairs on site. There are currently two options for training. Alarm Technicians must also complete the Alarm Level 1.
Every alarm company must have one manager. This person is: “in the case of a corporation, an officer or supervisor, or, in the case of a partnership, a general or unlimited partner meeting the experience qualifications set forth in A.C.A. 17-40-306 for managing a security services contractor or an investigations company.” The Manager must complete the Alarm Level 1, Alarm Level 2 / AEIT, and FAIT or the NICET – Fire – Level I & Fire – Level II & Fire – Level III.
Central station operators are designated as “Monitors” and are defined as “any individual employed by an alarm systems company who monitors or responds…” Currently there are no education requirements for Monitors.
Master Electrician: New applicants must have a degree in electrical engineering, plus one year of experience; OR six years of residential and commercial experience in the construction industry, including two years as a journeyman electrician.
Journeyman Electrician: New applicants must have four years experience working for an electrical contractor.
Pre-approval is required from the board before sitting for the exam (pre-approval is required to sit for the Contractor exam if you are already a master as well)
Applicants should always verify licensing requirements via the Administrative Rules of the Arkansas Board of Electrical Examiners.
What Elite CEU courses are approved for State credit?
Alarm Level 1 Certification (Level 1: Certified Alarm Technician equivalent)
AEIT (Advanced Electronic Intrusion Technician) Certification
FAIT (Fire Alarm Installation Techniques) Certification
What are the continuing education requirements of the State?
There are no state requirements for continuing education for Alarm Industry professionals at this time.
No journeyman electrician license or master electrician license shall be renewed unless the licensee completes at least eight (8) hours of continuing education for each National Electrical Code (NEC) cycle. Continuing education shall consist of classroom or other Board approved instruction relating specifically to the National Electrical Code.
The NEC cycle shall begin on January 1 of each year of NEC publication
All Elite CEU license specific coursework is approved by NICET for the renewal of NICET Certifications. To update your NICET Certification, review our Fire Systems Category or Industry Code Category for applicable coursework. Remember, this is not a State specific Certification, and our coursework is approved across State lines. For up to date information and requirements for your Certification renewal, you can visit the NICET website here.
All Elite CEU, Inc. courses and Certifications are available for General Education