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TITLE 40. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY CHAPTER 7. FIRE PREVENTION OR PROTECTION PART 3. STATE FIRE MARSHAL SUBPART G. LIFE SAFETY AND PROPERTY PROTECTION LICENSING

LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTES  
TITLE 40.  PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY  
CHAPTER 7.  FIRE PREVENTION OR PROTECTION  
PART 3.  STATE FIRE MARSHAL  
SUBPART G.  LIFE SAFETY AND PROPERTY PROTECTION LICENSING


La. R.S. 40:1664.3 (2013)


§ 40:1664.3. Definitions



   As used in this Subpart, the following terms shall have the meanings specified in this Section:

   (1) "Apprentice" means a person who is licensed to work under the direct supervision and accompaniment of a technician who is licensed to the same firm and holding a valid license to perform the same acts.

   (2) "Bank-locking specialist" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, install, integrate, sell, and service mechanical or electronic locks within the confines of a bank, credit union, or other financial institution.

   (2.1) "Bank-locking system" means locking systems and equipment within a financial institution. The term includes but is not limited to safes, vaults, time locks, safety deposit box locks, combination and electronic locks, key operated locks, teller under counter equipment, master key systems, interchangeable cores, cash dispensers, drive-up systems, money tubes, and other commercial bank furnishings. The scope of work includes selling, installing, and servicing these systems and equipment. Bank-locking systems are a subclassification of locksmith. The term does not include special locking or security systems and equipment as defined in this Subpart.

   (3) "Board" means the Louisiana Life Safety and Property Protection Advisory Board.

   (3.1) "Builders' hardware" or " architectural hardware" or "door hardware" means stand alone electro/mechanical locks, latches, exit hardware, closures, and hinges mounted onto doors intended to operate and secure the door properly. The term does not include special locking systems.

   (4) "Certify" means to attest to the proper functionality, inspection, installation, integration, and service of life safety and property protection systems and equipment in accordance with all applicable engineered specifications, manufacturer's specifications, submitted plans and per the inspection, testing, and maintenance chapters as set forth in the applicable NFPA codes and standards.

   (5) "Closed circuit television alarm specialist" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, install, integrate, sell, and service closed circuit television alarm systems.

   (6) "Closed circuit television alarm system" means a system 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, computer, and other visual imaging systems. Closed circuit television alarm systems are a subclassification of security.

   (7) "Designated agent" means an owner or a manager of an alarm contracting company or single station fire alarm contracting company, a locksmithing services company, or closed circuit television alarm system contracting company who has been assigned the responsibility of submitting any notice required by this Subpart to the state fire marshal.

   (8) "Detention locking specialist" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, install, integrate, and service locks and locking systems within the confines of a penal institution only.

   (8.1) "Detention locking system" means locking systems and equipment within a penal institution. The term includes but is not limited to doors, frames, high security locking, and commercial locking systems. The term also includes locks of various types including pin tumbler-standard and mogul types, lever and wafer tumbler mechanical locks, electromechanical, full electronic, and pneumatic controlled locks. Detention locking systems are a subclassification of locksmith. The term does not include special locking, security, or closed circuit television alarm systems and equipment as defined in this Subpart.

   (9) "Direct supervision" means oversight of a firm's operations by a qualifier or onsite supervision by a licensed technician or specialist of an apprentice or consultant. The technician or specialist can supervise an apprentice or consultant only in areas he is licensed to perform. Both the technician and apprentice must be licensed to the same firm.

   (10) "Door hardware specialist" means an individual who consults and provides technical advice regarding builders' hardware, architectural hardware, or door hardware.

   (11) "DOT" means the United States Department of Transportation.

   (12) "DOT hydrostatic testing specialist" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, and service fire protection cylinders by approved hydrostatic methods and in accordance with NFPA codes and the United States Department of Transportation.

   (13) "Employee" means a person who performs services for wages or salary and receives a W-2 tax form from his employer.

   (14) "Engineered fire suppression system" means fire suppression systems individually integrated or altered in accordance with nationally recognized fire protection system design standards and manufacturer's guidelines.

   (15) "Fire detection and alarm systems" means those assemblies of wiring, electronic transmitting devices, detection devices, and related equipment for the detection of products of combustion or flammable gases, heat and for alerting occupants, including fire department personnel, of a fire emergency.

   (16) "Fire detection and alarm system owner specialist" means an individual who is employed by the owner of a fire detection and alarm system and who is licensed only to perform routine inspection and minor service and repair of fire detection and alarm systems within his employer facilities.

   (17) "Fire detection and alarm system specialist" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, install, integrate, and service nonrequired fire detection and alarm systems.

   (18) "Fire detection and alarm system technician" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, install, integrate, and service both required and nonrequired fire detection and alarm systems.

   (19) "Fire hose" means a flexible conduit used to convey water.

   (20) "Fire protection systems and equipment" means those life safety and property loss systems, whether commercial or residential, intended to protect a structure's occupants or property from the risk and dangers of fire or explosion. Fire protection systems and equipment include but are not limited to portable fire extinguishers, fire detection and alarm systems, fire suppression systems, fire hoses, kitchen hood, and duct installation and cleaning. However, the term "fire protection system and equipment" shall not include a single station smoke or heat detector installed in a private residence by a fire department, the state fire marshal, a public agency, a volunteer association, or their designated representatives where no compensation is received for such installation.

   (21) "Fire sprinkler systems and equipment" means those life safety systems intended to protect a structure's occupants or property from the risk and dangers of fire or explosion. Fire sprinkler systems and equipment include but are not limited to water-based fire protection systems, fire pumps, standpipe systems, and hose stations.

   (22) "Fire sprinkler systems and equipment inspector" means an individual licensed to certify and inspect water-based fire protection systems, fire pumps, standpipe systems, fire hoses, and hose stations.

   (23) "Firm" means a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, or any other entity.

   (24) "Firm license" means that document authorizing a firm to perform life safety and property protection contracting for those endorsements held.

   (25) "Fixed fire suppression systems" means those assemblies of piping, conduits, or containers that convey liquid, powder, or gases to dispersal openings or devices protecting one or more hazards by suppressing or extinguishing fires, but shall not include fire sprinkler systems, as defined in this Subpart.

   (26) "Fixed fire suppression systems technician" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, install, integrate, and service fixed fire suppression systems.

   (27) "General endorsement" means a broad category of license authorizing its holder to perform multiple aspects of life safety and property protection contracting.

   (28) "Household fire warning system" means a fire alarm, fire alarm system, or portion of such an alarm or system intended to detect or warn of smoke or fire and intended for use in a residential one- or two-family dwelling or wholly within the confines of an individual living unit in a residential multifamily structure. Household fire warning systems are a subclassification of security.

   (29) "Household fire warning system specialist" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, install, integrate, and service household fire warning systems.

   (30) "DOT hydrostatic testing" means pressure testing fire protection cylinders by approved hydrostatic methods and in accordance with NFPA codes and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

   (31) "Individual license" means that document authorizing an individual to perform life safety and property protection contracting for those endorsements held.

   (32) "Inspect" means a visual examination of life safety and property protection systems or equipment to verify that it appears to be in operating condition and is free of physical damage.

   (33) "Install" means the initial placement of life safety and property protection systems or equipment or an extension of such after initial placement.

   (34) "Integrate" means the act of utilizing accepted and approved life safety and property protection systems or equipment and components in accordance with manufacturers' direction to develop a unified and functioning system meeting applicable NFPA codes and standards.

   (35) "Intrusion alarm" or "intrusion alarm system" means an alarm, alarm system, or portion of such an alarm or system intended to detect an unauthorized entry or other emergency, not including a fire, in a structure.

   (36) "Kitchen suppression specialist" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, install, integrate, and service pre-engineered fire suppression systems protecting kitchen appliances.

   (37) "Life safety and property protection contracting" means performing certification, inspection, installation, integration, sale, or service of systems and equipment designed to protect life and property. Life safety and property protection systems and equipment include but is not limited to mechanical or electronic locks, special locking systems and equipment, security systems and equipment, fire sprinkler systems and equipment, fire detection and alarm systems and equipment, fire suppression systems and equipment, and portable fire extinguishers, and fire hoses. Life safety and property protection contracting includes but is not limited to the sale, lease, rent, planning with the intent to prewire, prewiring, hydrostatic testing, maintenance, repair, testing, modification, improvement, or alteration of life safety systems and equipment; holding oneself or one's firm out for hire to perform any such task; or otherwise offering to perform any such task for compensation, either directly or indirectly. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Subpart, no person licensed under this Subpart may install primary power sources of one hundred volts or greater when such power source is being installed to operate low voltage systems unless licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors to perform such installations.

   (38) Repealed by Acts 2010, No. 984, § 2, effective August 15, 2010.

   (39) "Locksmith technician" means an individual who sells, repairs, rebuilds, recodes, services, adjusts, installs, manipulates, or bypasses a special locking system, mechanical locking device or electronic locking devices for controlled access or egress to premises, safes, vaults, safe doors, lock boxes, automatic teller machines, or other devices for safeguarding areas or certifies, inspects, installs, integrates, sells and services closed circuit television alarm systems.

   (40) "Mechanical locks" means a mechanical device or door hardware intended to control access or egress to or from a structure or area.

   (41) "NFPA" means the National Fire Protection Association.

   (42) "Officer" means the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, comptroller, or any other person who performs functions for a life safety and property protection contracting firm corresponding to those performed by those officers.

   (43) "Operating location" means a physical address that houses an entity that performs life safety and property protection contracting. All business records including but not limited to payroll records, sales invoices, inspection reports, and service records shall be maintained at the operating location. The operating location shall be open during normal business hours for the inspection of records. The use of a storage facility, telephone answering service, or post office box shall not constitute a location for purposes of this Subpart.

   (44) "Person" means a natural person or individual.

   (45) "Portable fire extinguisher" means any portable device that contains liquid, powder, or gases for suppressing or extinguishing fires.

   (46) "Portable fire extinguisher and fire hose technician" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, install, and service portable fire extinguishers and fire hoses.

   (47) "Pre-engineered fire suppression specialist" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, install, integrate, and service pre-engineered fire suppression systems.

   (48) "Pre-engineered fire suppression system" means packaged fire suppression systems which consist of system components intended to be installed according to pre-tested limitations as approved or listed by a testing laboratory.

   (49) "Principal" means a person or entity that has a controlling interest of a life safety and property protection firm regardless of the form of organization. "Principal" includes a person or entity entitled to exercise the prerogatives or indicia of ownership or control of a property protection firm whether by direct action, assignment, or any other kind of substitution or subrogation.

   (50) "Property protection systems and equipment" means those life safety and property protection systems intended to protect lives and property from the risk of theft, unauthorized entry, or other physical harm to a structure's occupants or property. Property protection systems and equipment include, but are not limited to intrusion alarms, closed circuit television, mechanical locks, and electronic locks.

   (51) "Qualifier" means a person who possesses the appropriate training or experience credentials enabling a firm to obtain a life safety and property protection license. A qualifier shall be a paid employee of the firm for which he qualifies and works a minimum of thirty-two hours per week. A qualifier shall be actively involved in overseeing the life safety and property protection contracting for the firm for which he qualifies. An individual may only qualify one firm.

   (52) "Security sales specialist" means an individual licensed to sell or specify security systems and equipment.

   (53) "Security systems and equipment" means those life safety and property protection systems intended to protect lives and property from the risk of theft, unauthorized entry, or other physical harm to a structure's occupants or property. Security systems and equipment include but are not limited to intrusion alarms, closed circuit television, household fire alarm, and special locking systems.

   (54) "Security technician" means an individual licensed to certify, inspect, install, integrate, sell, and service security systems and equipment or special locking systems.

   (55) "Sell" means to solicit another on behalf of a property protection firm by any means, including but not limited to telephone or electronic device, public notice or advertisement, door-to-door or any other type of personal interaction. The term includes designing property protection systems.

   (56) "Service" means to repair or maintain.

   (57) "Specialist" means an individual who is trained and certified to perform life safety and property protection contracting within a specific limited endorsement.

   (57.1) "Special locking specialist" means an individual who certifies, designs, inspects, installs, integrates, sells, or services a special locking system protecting a controlled access area or egress to premises.

   (58) "Special locking systems" means an electro-mechanical lock, electronic lock, or electronic locking arrangement intended to control access or egress to a structure or area.

   (59) "Specialty endorsement" means a narrow category of license authorizing its holder to perform only one aspect of life safety and property protection contracting.

   (59.1) "State fire marshal" means the Department of Public Safety and Corrections, office of state fire marshal, code enforcement and building safety and its authorized representatives empowered to enforce the provisions of this Subpart.

   (60) "Technical endorsement" means a broad category of license authorizing its holder to perform multiple aspects of life safety and property protection contracting within a certain endorsement.

   (61) "Technician" means an individual who is trained and certified to perform life safety and property protection contracting within a technical endorsement.


§ 40:1664.5. Exemptions to licensure


   The requirements for licensure shall not apply to:

   (1) An officer or employee of the United States, this state, or any political subdivision of either, while engaged in the performance of his official duties within the course and scope of his employment with the United States, this state, or any political subdivision of either. However, no person or entity excepted from licensure pursuant to this Subpart shall engage in the certification, inspection, installation, integration, sale, or service of special locking, fire detection and alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression systems, or portable fire extinguishers and fire hoses.

   (2) Any sworn police, fire, or other peace officer or certified medical technician may open any lock or locked motor vehicle while engaged in the performance of his official duties within the course and scope of his employment, provided that he receives no additional compensation for such services.

   (3) Any owner, management firm, or public institution and such person's or entity's employees while such person or entity is certifying, inspecting, installing, integrating, selling, and servicing mechanical locks, intrusion alarm systems, or closed circuit television alarm systems, only on the premises of the owner or public institution during the normal course and scope of his duties.

   (4) A general contractor licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors and his direct employees or a building owner and his direct employees performing the installation or removal of complete mechanical lock sets when doing so in the course of residential or commercial new construction or remodeling.

   (5) Any automotive service dealer, lock manufacturer, or manufacturer's employee engaged in servicing, installing, repairing, or rebuilding automotive locks.

   (6) Any employee of a towing service, or an automobile club, while such person is opening automotive locks in the normal course of his duties.

   (7) Any merchant or retail store that is in the business of selling, servicing, or installing intrusion alarms for motor vehicles. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the merchant or retail store but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

   (8) Any merchant or retail store that is in the business of selling intrusion alarm systems or closed circuit television systems or household fire warning systems at retail to an individual end user for self-installation. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the merchant or retail store but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

   (9) Any merchant or retail store that is in the business of re-coding new locks on the retail premises only or duplicating keys, except for those keys which are proprietary and those marked "do not duplicate" or "master key". This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the merchant or retail store but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

   (10) Any manufacturer, and his employee or representative, who acts as a consultant to a licensed firm in the certifying, inspecting, installation, integrating, selling, and servicing of life safety and property protection systems regulated by this Subpart while under the direct supervision of the licensed firm.

   (11) Any gate manufacturer or merchant that is in the business of installing, servicing, repairing, rebuilding, reprogramming, or maintaining electronic garage door devices. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of the manufacturer or merchant but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

   (12) A firm or person licensed to perform electrical work by the State Licensing Board for Contractors pursuant to R.S. 37:2156.1 and 2156.2 which installs wire, conduit, or other wire raceways, its associated boxes or fittings, or installs fire alarm initiating and notification devices or intrusion alarm systems or closed circuit television systems or special locking systems in either commercial or residential property. This exception from licensure shall also apply to the employees of a firm or person exempted by this Subpart, but only as to work performed by them on behalf of the exempted employer.

   (13) A mechanical contractor licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors and holding a statewide mechanical work license classification issued by that board or, where applicable, a plumber licensed by the State Plumbing Board who only certifies, inspects, installs, and services water supply piping supplying sprinkler systems, stand pipe, and hose station systems, or fire pumps.

   (14) A mechanical contractor licensed by the State Licensing Board for Contractors and holding a statewide mechanical work license classification issued by that board or, where applicable, a plumber licensed by the State Plumbing Board who only installs piping within a fixed fire suppression system.

§ 40:1664.11. Life Safety and Property Protection Advisory Board


   A. The Life Safety and Property Protection Advisory Board is hereby created and placed within the Department of Public Safety and Corrections as further provided by R.S. 36:409(M) and 919.3. The board shall be composed of thirteen members, as follows:

   (1) (a) Twelve members shall be appointed by the governor from a list of nominees submitted to the governor by the Louisiana Life Safety and Security Association, the Louisiana Fire Sprinkler Association, and the Louisiana Automatic Fire Alarm Association.

      (b) The board shall consist of members representing all aspects of life safety and property protection. Each of the technical endorsements shall be represented by at least one board member licensed for such. Members who have only a specialty endorsement may be appointed if all the technical endorsements have representation.

      (c) Any person appointed to the board shall be licensed pursuant to this Subpart and shall have been engaged in life safety and property protection contracting for a minimum of four years prior to his appointment, except that two members may be from an associate industry to life safety and property protection for which no license is required but shall be legally registered to do business in Louisiana.

   (2) (a) One member shall be an employee of the office of the state fire marshal designated by the state fire marshal.

      (b) Such member shall serve as the chairman of the board but shall not vote except in the event of a tie vote of the members present and voting.

B. (1) Each appointed member shall serve a term of two years.

   (2) The member designated by the state fire marshal shall serve a term concurrent with the term of the state fire marshal making such designation.

   (3) No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms except the member designated by the state fire marshal.

   (4) A vacancy on the board occurring prior to expiration of a term shall be filled in the manner of the original appointment for the remainder of the term.

C. The board shall meet upon the call of the chairman or upon the written request of any three members of the board. Notice of any such meeting shall be given to board members and the public at least seven days in advance.

D. Five members of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The board may take action by majority vote of its members present and voting.

E. Each appointed member of the board may be reimbursed for travel and related expenses incurred, not to exceed those expenses authorized for reimbursement by the State Travel Guide, for each day that the member engages in board business.

F. No member of the board shall be liable in a civil action for any act performed in good faith in the execution of his duties as a board member.

G. The board shall have the authority to approve all training, certification, and examination requirements for licensure under this Subpart. The board shall have the authority to approve written training programs as acceptable equivalents for meeting the training or examination requirements of this Subpart. The board may also accept, as such an equivalent, licensure of a firm or person by a jurisdiction outside this state which has standards and requirements of practice which substantially conform to the provisions of this Subpart. The board shall also establish continuing education requirements.

H. In the absence of an appointed board, the state fire marshal shall determine and approve licensing equivalencies, written training programs, examination requirements, and continuing education requirements.

 

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.

  1. 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)

  1. 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

  1.  
  2. Firm must be located in the State of Louisiana. Firm cannot have a P.O. Box for a physical address.
  3. Submit Documentation from Secretary of State's Office if company is a Corporation.
  4. 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.