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Licensing Window Information: Please be advised that our licensing windows are now located on the first floor. The hours of operation are as follows: Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We accept payments via check, money order, and most major credit cards. We do not accept cash under any circumstances.

Technician/Salesperson License

A Technician/Salesperson is an individual employed by a licensed company to design, plan, lay out, sell, pre-wire, install, maintain, repair, test, inspect, or service equipment in the categories the applicant passes tests in. They may also sell, with the authority to sign a binding proposal to others on behalf of a licensed company, by any means including telephone, electronic device, public notice, advertisement, door-to-door, or any other type of personal interaction. This role also includes individuals who participate in the design, plan, specification, and/or layout of a system on behalf of a licensed company, but does not include those who participate in marketing only.

There are eight (8) categories the applicant can apply for:

  • Burglar Alarm (no testing requirement for Sales or Technician)

  • Residential Fire Alarm (no Sales exam)

  • Commercial Fire Alarm (covers Residential Fire Alarm)

  • Fire Sprinkler (Technician only; no salesperson)

    • NICET level III in water-based systems may be accepted in lieu of State test

  • Locksmith (no Sales exam)

  • Electronic Access Control (no Sales exam)

  • Closed Circuit Television (no Sales exam)

  • Nurse Call (no Sales exam)

  • CCTV RSA – Closed Circuit Television Residential Stand Alone (no exam for Technician, not available for Sales position)


  • Documentation of passing exam is required where applicable (exams only valid for 1 year past test date).

  • MUST be employed by a licensed company to receive an “Active” license.

  • Technician/salesperson applicants do not have to hold a Trainee License first.

  • Must submit fingerprints for an OSBI background check.

  • Provide two forms of acceptable ID.

  • Completed Application form

  • Completed Affidavit of Lawful Presence form.


  • New application: $49.00

  • Renewal: $35.00

  • Expired license renewal: Double the standard fee.

  • Replacement license: $25.00

  • Note: The expiration date of the license will not change upon renewal or replacement.

Issuance: The license will be issued once the applicant has a photo taken, IDs verified, background check results are received, and all tests are passed.

*All individuals making an initial application will need to submit a current passport photo or appear in person at ODOL or an approved process site to have their photo taken.

Relevant forms:

Last Modified on Jun 11, 2024
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