Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
An applicant for a security alarm system contractor license must meet the following requirements:
Be not less than 21 years old.
Have a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Have not been convicted of a felony.
In the last five years, have not had a misdemeanor conviction of any of the following:
Dishonesty or fraud.
Unauthorized divulging or selling of information or evidence.
Impersonation of a law enforcement officer or employee of the US, Michigan, or political subdivision of Michigan.
Illegally using, carrying, or possessing a dangerous weapon.
Two or more alcohol related offenses.
Controlled substances under the public health code 1978 PA 368.
Have not been dishonorably discharged from the US military.
Have not been judged to be insane by a court, unless restored to sanity by a court order.
Does not have any outstanding warrants for his/her arrest.
Has a Michigan office location and a resident manager.
Has posted a $25,000 surety bond with the Department or furnishes an insurance policy in the amount of $25,000 for property damages, $100,000 for injury or death of one person, and $200,000 for injuries to or deaths of more than one person.
In addition to the above requirements, one of the following Experience Requirements must be met:
A security alarm system contractor business on his or her own account for a period of not less than 3 years.
A security alarm system contractor business for a period of not less than 4 years as an employee of the holder of a certificate of authority to conduct a security alarm system contractor business, and have experience reasonably equivalent to at least 4 years of full-time work in a supervisory capacity.
I do not have experience equivalent to at least 4 years of full-time work in a supervisory capacity. (The Department will notify you authorizing you to take the exam).