Frequently Asked Questions - Alarm Company Operator Qualified Manager (ACQ)
- What are the requirements for an Alarm Company Operator's qualified manager?
The general requirements for alarm company operator are:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Must have at least two years of paid experience totaling not less than 4,000 hours in alarm company work or the equivalent
- Undergo a criminal history review by the Department of Justice and the FBI
- Pass a written examination.
The Bureau must receive the completed application and appropriate fees no later than 20 working days prior to the examination. However, receipt of your application does not guarantee you will be scheduled for the next examination. All applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis.
Yes, However, the qualified manager is required to spend an average of 51 percent of the usual business hours in conducting business at each of the licensed alarm companies.
No. Each branch office must have a designated branch manager and that person must have an alarm company employee (ACE) license. The designated branch office manager shall spend an average of 51 percent of usual business hours in conducting business at the registered branch office.
A declarant must be licensed by BSIS and verify that the applicant has performed in a capacity that meets licensing requirements.
Yes. However, you may be assessed a fine if you did not notify the bureau within 30 days of the change of residence or business address.
No. An expired certificate may be renewed within three years of the expiration date. However, you must pay a late fee along with the renewal fee. If the expiration date is more than three years, you must reapply for a new certificate.
An Alarm Company Qualified Manager's Certificate is valid for 2 years.