General Info

Security System Technician Certification

Statewide Certification

Certification issued by the Maryland Department of State Police. Generally, a security system technician is a person who is registered to personally provide security systems services. 

A security systems technician is a person who is registered to personally provide security systems services, which include providing on a person's residence or commercial property the service of three things:

1. Surveying the property for purposes of installing a security system;
2. Physically installing, maintaining, or repairing a security system; or
3. Responding to a distress call or an alarm sounding from a security system.

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Valid for 3 Years Revised : No Date
90 Business Days Approval time
$15-$50 Application cost
60-120 mins Average completion time

How to get your license?

Obtaining the License

Steps, requirements and documents

Be at least 18 years old and of good moral character.

All original and renewal applications require FBI and CJIS fingerprint submissions. Applicants must also submit two (2) passport size photos (2" x 2" square, light background, head and shoulder full face, no hat, no dark glasses), all applicable fees, live scan receipt, and the application itself.


How do I apply?

Apply or register

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How do I maintain or renew my certification?

Maintaining Your Certification

Renewal after 3 Years

You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your certification

Submit the renewal application 90 days prior to expiration.

Certification issuer

Agency/Contact

Information

Who issues the certification?

Maryland Department of State Police
mdsp.maryland.gov

Contact information

Sgt. Bowers
Tel: (410) 653-4620 / Fax: (410) 653-4332
Work hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Address: 1111 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208

Where can I find more information?

Resources and Links

Visit the following websites for additional information


How do I apply?

Apply or register

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