Interactive Map: Montana

Who is the governing agency?

Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Board of Private Patrol Officers and Investigators

Fire Alarm Installer
Department of Labor
Business Standards Division
Fire Prevention Licensing
1301 S. Park Avenue
PO Box 200153
Helena, MT 59620-0513
Tel. (406) 841-2350
Fax (406) 841-2309

Security Alarm Installer
301 South Park Avenue, 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, Montana 59620-0513
Phone: (406) 841-2300
Fax: (406) 841-2309
State Electrical Board
Montana Department of Labor and Industry

What are the educational requirements of the State?

Requirements for electronic security employees:

Security Alarm: Company – Proof of registration with Montana Secretary of State, proof of employee training program, certificate of commercial liability insurance, and submission of photographs of employee uniform for Board approval; Employee – As of October 28th, 2017, proof of a minimum of 16 hours of training as a prerequisite to licensure.

Fire: Company – verification of liability insurance; Employee – certification of completion of all the NICET work elements or completion of NICET II (verification sent directly from NICET); completion of state-approved apprenticeship program; completion of manufacturer training or applicant currently holds the equivalent of endorsement in another jurisdiction (see reciprocity).

Qualifying as a resident manager:

“Per rule 24.182.523 (3) Applicants for licensure as resident managers of electronic security companies must:
(a) complete vocational training of at least two 12-credit semesters in electronic security operations and two
12-credit semesters in business operations; or…”

Electrical: Please refer to the Boards website for the specific licensing requirements of individual licenses.


How often does the license need to be renewed?

Security Alarm Installer: Annually (By March 1) – As of October 28th, 2017, the Board mandates that an Alarm Installer complete a minimum of eight hours (60 minutes per hour) annually. Licensees holding licensure in more than one license type are required to meet the continuing education requirements for each type of licensure.

Fire Alarm: Annually (May 31); Employee – continued education requirements of a minimum of eight hours (60 minutes per hour) annually; earned education in excess of eight hours may be carried over into the succeeding year.

Electrical License: Eight hours of continuing education must be obtained for each year in the renewal cycle. Requisite hours may be obtained during any portion of the renewal cycle. A minimum of four of the eight annual hours shall be certified as covering NEC updates. Newly licensed graduates of approved apprenticeship programs are exempt from continuing education requirements in the first renewal cycle. Licensees changing from journeyman or residential to a higher level of licensure are not exempt from completing the required hours of continuing education.

What Elite CEU courses are approved for credit with the Montana Department of Labor, Business Standards Division Fire Prevention Licensing?

All of Elite CEU’s license specific courses are approved in Montana for the renewal of a Fire Alarm Installer License.

All of Elite CEU’s license specific courses are approved in Montana for both the initial certification and renewal of a Security Alarm Installer License.

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 also available for General Education.