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Alarm Industry Applicant FAQ

Has your DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card application been denied?

If your clearance card application was denied because of a past criminal conviction, you can apply to the Arizona Board of Fingerprinting for a good cause exemption. You can learn more about the good cause exemption application at The Board cannot issue or renew a certification for alarm agents or controlling persons without a valid clearance card. Please take steps now to determine if your clearance card application may be denied and apply for the good cause exemption well in advance of your renewal or application date. 

Can documents be emailed?

Yes, but the Arizona Board of Technical Registration cannot accept applications by email as all applications must be accompanied by payment in the form of a check or money order. However, all supporting documentation, can be submitted to [email protected] or directly to your licensing specialist electronically.

What is the "Notice to Applicant" form and do I have to submit one?

The Notice to Applicant form is an informational document for Alarm Agents regarding the background/disciplinary action questions on the application. The form is required to complete the application.

How long is certification valid for?

Alarm business, controlling person, and alarm agent certifications are all valid for three years from the date of issuance. The Board will send out courtesy reminders to renew, however it is the responsibility of the individual and business to complete the renewal timely.