Security Systems Technicians

Generally, a security system technician is a person who  is registered to personally provide security systems services. Security systems services 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.

Where to Mail Applications


Maryland State Police
Licensing Division
1111 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
Attn.: Security Systems Unit

Who Should Apply?


You may apply for a Security Systems Registrant License if you are a person who seeks to engage, or solicits to engage, in the business of providing security system services in the State of Maryland.

The individual for whom the License is sought shall be:

  1. of good moral character, reputation and qualification; and
  2. at least 18 years old.

How To Apply


The Security Systems Unit will only accept applications completed electronically on the PDF form(s) provided below under Documents for initial and renewal applications. Please answer all questions accurately, completely and honestly. Once completed, the PDF form should be printed, signed, and mailed.

Mail the application packet to the Licensing Division at the address provided above. Allow 90 business days for the completion of the application process. If the Licensing Division does not receive the renewal application, satisfactorily completed, by the expiration date, the applicant must begin as a new applicant and complete all requirements necessary for an initial application.

All original and renewal applications require FBI and CJIS fingerprint submissions. Additionally, applicants must submit two photographs of applicant (2"x2" square, light background, head and shoulder full face, no hat, no dark glasses).

How Much Does It Cost?


Initial Out of State – Total $45.00

Initial In State – Total $15.00

An application fee of $15.00 is required for each initial application if the submitter is not a unit of the State. A separate fee of $30.00 is required to cover the cost of processing fingerprint cards from out of state Registrant License holders only. As of April 15th 2012 everyone in the State of Maryland must submit electronic fingerprints. Therefore, any MD resident will only submit the Application fee of $15.00 and the receipt for having their electronic fingerprints taken. The fees are non-refundable. If electronic fingerprints are obtained /submitted for the application, the fingerprint fee is paid directly to the private provider taking the electronic fingerprints. DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT TO THE STATE POLICE FOR FINGERPRINTS IF THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN AND SUBMITTED BY WAY OF AN AUTHORIZED PRIVATE PROVIDER OR THE MARYLAND MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION.

Fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to the Maryland State Police. Checks must be drawn on active accounts with sufficient funds. If the check is returned for insufficient funds or due to a closed account, the applicant will be required to pay for future requests of the Licensing Division by cashier’s check or money order.

Out of State Renewal – Total $45.00

In State renewal- $15.00

An application fee of $15.00 is required for each renewal application if the submitter is not a unit of the State. A separate fee of $30.00 is required to cover the cost of processing fingerprint cards for out of state applicants. The fees are non-refundable. If electronic fingerprints are obtained /submitted for the application, the fingerprint fee is paid directly to the entity taking the electronic fingerprints. DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT TO THE STATE POLICE FOR FINGERPRINTS IF THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN AND SUBMITTED BY A WAY OF AN AUTHORIZED PRIVATE PROVIDER OR THE MARYLAND MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION.

Fees must be paid by check or money order made payable to the Maryland State Police. Checks must be drawn on active accounts with sufficient funds. If the check is returned for insufficient funds or due to a closed account, the applicant will be required to pay for future requests of the Licensing Division by cashier’s check or money order.

When Should I Renew?


Initial license expire three (3) years after its date of issuance and upon the end of the term of the license, the license is renewable for a three (3) year term if:

The Secretary shall receive the renewal application at least 90 business days before the license expiration date for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires; the amount of the renewal fee;

that, if the complete renewal application is not received 30 days before the license expiration date, a fee of $5.00 per day shall be charged against the registrant up to a maximum of 30 days or $150.00 at which time the registrant shall be considered canceled

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to submit the license?

 

For the security systems technician application, make sure you are submitting the following: two (2) passport size photos, all applicable fees, live scan receipt, and the application itself, which can be found under Documents.​

How long is the process?

 

90 days, not to include weekends and holidays.​

Who do I make the check or money order out to?

 

Make all checks and money orders payable to the Maryland State Police.​

Is there an additional fee to expedite?

 

No, we do not expedite applications.​

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 Documents

 
  
  
  
  
Security Systems Technician Application.pdf
  
Application to be used to initiate processing for Security Systems Technicians.1572 KB