WHAT TRAINING IS REQUIRED FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR ALARM INSTALLERS AND ALARM SALESPERSONS?
The Texas Commission on Private Security rules provide for the requirement for all alarm installers (including technicians) and alarm sales persons to take a state approved Continuing Education Courses (CEC). This course(s) must consists of a total of 8 hours of training. The CEC’s are required to renew the employee’s registration after the initial Level 1 Training is obtained.
Employers may hire an alarm installer and alarm salesperson according to the rules; however, employees are required by law to obtain and pass the 8 hours of CEC course(s) for each two years of their employment. A 90-day extension is available, but must be applied for under the agencies rules. Employers will be required to produce a certificate from an approved school to renew the employee’s registration.
The Level 1 Course is divided into several parts. CEC credits can be obtained, include credits for Ethics Course requirements, by taking portions of the course, or taking the fire alarm course.
Communicating with Public; Ethics – 1 Hour
Basic Electronics – 7 Hours
False Alarm Prevention – 2 Hours
Dispute Resolution; Ethics – 1 Hour
Residential Fire Alarm Installation – 4 Hours
Alarm Monitoring & Communications – 3 Hours
Access Control & CCTV – 2 Hours
NOTE: You may mix and match any of the CEC courses. Cost is $99 per day for any or all.