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32-122.06. Certification of alarm agents; fee; fingerprinting; temporary certification; renewal
A. Each alarm agent shall apply for an alarm agent certification and a renewal certification card from the board. The board shall issue or deny an alarm agent certification card or a renewal certification card within ten business days after receiving an administratively complete application that includes an explanation of any criminal or disciplinary history. All alarm agent certificates issued pursuant to this article are valid for three years from the date of issuance.
B. To obtain an alarm agent certificate, a person shall submit an application to the board, pay a fee as determined by the board and provide to the board evidence of having a valid fingerprint clearance card issued pursuant to title 41, chapter 12, article 3.1. On receipt of the application and on the third anniversary of the initial certification for as long as the person is an alarm agent, the board shall verify with the department of public safety the status of the alarm agent's fingerprint clearance card. This subsection does not apply if the alarm agent is also the controlling person and has complied with section 32-122.05. An alarm agent certificate remains valid only if the person maintains a valid fingerprint clearance card.
C. A person shall apply for an alarm agent certificate within five working days after being employed by an alarm business. A person may not work as an alarm agent until the application is processed and approved unless the person is under the direct supervision of a certified alarm agent or unless the alarm business employing an alarm agent who is applying for an initial alarm agent certificate certifies that the alarm business has determined through a privately administered background check by a nationally recognized database company that the applicant has not been convicted of a crime that would prevent the applicant from receiving a fingerprint clearance card. The alarm business employing the alarm agent shall provide a copy of the background check to the board on request. A copy of the application showing that the application has been filed with the board and that a background check has been conducted is valid as a sixty-day temporary certification under this subsection. The sixty-day temporary certification may be extended for a period not to exceed an additional thirty days if the applicant shows good cause to the board. When the applicant receives a fingerprint clearance card, the applicant shall provide a copy of the fingerprint clearance card to the board within ten days. If the board determines that a person is working as an alarm agent without a valid certification or temporary certification, the board shall notify the alarm business. A person is subject to disciplinary action and penalties pursuant to this chapter.
D. An alarm agent shall physically possess the agent's alarm agent certification card when performing or authorizing the performance of any task pursuant to this chapter.
E. An alarm agent certificate card becomes the personal property of the person to whom it is issued. The person shall retain possession of the card.
F. If an alarm agent's employment with an alarm business is terminated, the alarm agent shall notify the board in writing within fifteen days after the termination.