Security System Technician Certification Details

Security System Technician Certification

General Info - 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.


  • Valid from approval date

    for

  • s

    Approval time

  • $15.0 - $50.0

    Application cost

Obtaining the Certification

Ready to get your certification? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

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

  2. 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.


Apply for the Certification

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your Certification

Renewal and maintenance - Valid from approval date for

Maintaining your Certification (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain Certification/stay in good standing)

  1. Submit the renewal application 90 days prior to expiration.

Agency/Contact

Certification Issuer - 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:



Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of State Police the legal authority to issue this approval?

Business Occupations and Professions Title 18; COMAR Title 29.04.05