TENNESSEE BURGLAR ALARM
TENNESSEE FIRE ALARM
QUALIFYING AGENT LICENSE EXAMINATION
Licensing application and test information,
consultation & license test study guide material!
Alarm Contractor Company
No person or company shall engage in or hold themselves out as engaging in the
business of an alarm systems contractor without first being certified by the Board.
In order to obtain certification as an alarm systems contractor the
company must submit application for certification to the Board.
Such application shall document that the applicant has in its employ a "Designated Qualifying Agent"
who is licensed by the Board, and is in a management position,
responsible for overseeing the quality of operations of the alarm systems contractor.
This individual must be licensed in the same classifications (i.e. FIRE, BURGLAR, CCTV, MONITORING)
as the applicant for company certification in order to obtain company certification in those categories.
The company applicant shall provide documentation of the required city and/or county business tax licenses,
and shall provide a certificate of insurance documenting compliance with the requirements set forth in T.C.A. 62-32-315.
The renewal period is every two (2) years.
An individual qualified to oversee and supervise alarm systems contractor operations including offers to sell,
install, service or monitor alarm systems, signal devices, fire alarms, burglar alarms, television cameras or still
to detect fire, burglary, breaking and/or entering, intrusion, shoplifting, pilferage or theft.
The license is for a specific classification (FIRE, BURGLAR, CCTV, MONITORING).
"Designated Qualifying Agent" - the Qualifying Agent designated by the
certified contractor to be responsible for compliance with state law.
Be at least 18 years of age
Be of good moral character
Be employed by a certified alarm contractor
Satisfy experience, education and examination requirements.
Experience & Educational Requirements
License testings secret #1:
Understand that you must know the data needed to pass
every one of several different 5-hour 100-question testings
as to be able to pass whichever is assigned to you
(so knowing only 100 questions is a waste of time!)
Call 818-883-6969 for the new lower price on this popular package!
--each version of the state's Burglar Alarm test might have
different topics, and our TN Burglar Alarm Company packages
have study material and business help information about:
basic electricity; all standards and codes; control devices;
alarm transmissions; motion detection; perimeter systems;
access control; CCTV systems; job planning;
proximity alarms, monitoring, administration,
Kirchoff's Law, expired license, sound detection systems, grounds,
alarm contacts, office regulations, business practices, techniques,
smoke beams, service, open, closed, shorts, central stations, management,
National Electrical Code, CCTV, programing, PIRs, IP systems, doubling voltage,
Ohm's Law, business management, diodes, voltage,
sexual harassment, protective loops, system diagrams, circuits,
OSHA, cross-zoning, insurance, service calls, liens,
gap width, grounding, sirens, DC-09 Standard, ferrite beads,
EOL resistors, parallel, AWG differences, disciplinary proceedings, UL, prohibited acts,
extent of protection, grounded, continuity, voltage drop,
US employment eligibility, repair, access, smoke alarms, languages, photoelectric beams,
battery tests, symbols, false alarm reduction, consultation, installation, service, ladders,
safety, supervised loops, devices normally closed, defense, employee registration requirements,
wire type, eye protection, double-closed, RJ-xx differences, privacy,
tax withholding, safety, verification, receivers, devices normally open, resistors, related laws,
prohibited acts and citations, monitoring, signal, glass breaks, AC Agents, serial, motion detectors,
conduct of business, legal proceedings, ladders, alarm activations, digital communicators,
outside bell time, shorts, wire types, wire length,
extents, repair, bell time-outs, supervised loops,
openings, alarm agent registration, microwave, 1099s,contract cancellations, deposit refunds,
backup batteries, pet-friendly intrusion-detection devices, infrared, combination detectors,
CO carbon monoxide detectors, magnetic alarm contacts, motion sensors, glass-break detectors,
safe/vault extent complete, verified alarm systems, ATM/night-depository protection, parallel wiring,
series/serial wiring, plenum spaces, shunts, plenum cabling, classes of cables, branch offices,
auxiliary outputs, cable rating, employee death, ladder choices, DSL, telephone line seizure,
Central Station communication methods, NFPA 730,
the most common general false alarm causes,
false alarms from PIRs, plunger sensors, power supplies, supervision, false alarms,
bells, responding to alarms, audio discriminators, plunger switches, microwave sensors, monostatic sensors,
bistatic sensors, Central Station requirements to be UL listed, client education , RJ31X details,
RJ31X installation, RJ31X client notification, alarm system power supplies, ultrasonic motion detectors,
home-run wiring, changing a back-up battery without a disable code, alarm permits, service loops,
common wiring used with alarm systems, load-testing a back-up battery, conduit differences,
types of alarm keypads, alarm keypad placement, listen-in monitoring,
CP-01 Standards, Alarm System -to- Central Station communication protocols, DTMF, Contact ID, FSK SIA,
Pulse 4/2, basic alarm troubleshooting, cable/wiring 'tips' to reduce false alarms, distant devices,
intercom installations, the 4 keypad wire colors and what each is for, magnetic switches,
Doppler, advantages of wireless systems, advantages of wired systems,
factors that affect placement of interior detection devices,
factors that affect placement of perimeter detection devices,
assessing a customer's alarm system needs and expectations, photoelectric sensors, dual-technology sensors,
strange things that have caused false alarms, third-party monitoring, lying on an application,
suing your alarm clients in court, persons required to be in charge of offices and branch offices,
alarm foil window tape, annunciators, weakest point of an alarm system, ferrite rings and beads,
Average life expectancy comparison: magnetic switches vs micro switches, alarm pressure mats,
A difference in wiring that many don't know-- fire alarm circuits vs burglar alarm circuits, anti-tamper switches,
wiring at baseboards, oral agreements vs written agreements, programmable ringer shut-off times, xyz dialers,
reed switches, residential sales agreements, alarm zones, long runs of wire, being UL Approved,
abandoning an alarm installation plan, license posting requirements, Mechanic's Liens, required disclosures,
NFPA 731, contracts, fire technology; job safety; and more.
(Of course we don't list all the secrets topics here, or you might not call for our material!)
We are NOT a boring seminar!
We are NOT a boring online prep!
We are NOT a pdf download!
We hear the same thing, every week:
"The material from the State didn't help at all".
- or -
"The stuff the State sent me was only good for a few of the questions".
- or -
"I have failed the license test 3 times, and each time it was a different test".
Well, this is TRUE. And here's why-it-is-what-it-is.
The State is here to regulate you, NOT to educate you.
They provide you information on things that they can fine ($) you for.
They do NOT help you with the majority of the test.
It is an 'experienced-based' examination.
Most of the test is about knowledge you supposedly have from not only from
alarm work, but also from running a business and from being an employer.
The truth is: you do not know most of these things, causing most to fail.