(a) Within 30 days after initial employment, a security officer or armed security officer shall apply to the board for a license. On or after May 21, 2009, all security officers or armed security officers not exempted under Section 34-27C-17, shall apply to the board for a license in accordance with this chapter. A license card issued by the board shall be carried by each security officer and armed security officer while performing his or her duties. A temporary card may be issued by the board pending the completion of training. Licensure shall be renewed every two years on the date which original certification was granted.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 34-27C-7

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608
  • year: means a calendar year; but, whenever the word "year" is used in reference to any appropriations for the payment of money out of the treasury, it shall mean fiscal year. See Alabama Code 30-3D-608

(b) Each applicant for licensure or renewal of licensure shall submit to the board, within 30 days after initial employment or 30 days before licensure expiration, the appropriate form as developed by the board, a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25), and proof of completion of a certified training program or refresher course.

(c) Licensure shall be denied or may be revoked if a security officer or armed security officer does not meet the standards of a security officer or armed security officer established by the board pursuant to this chapter. In the event of denial or revocation of a license by the board, the applicant may appeal the action of the board. Upon receipt of a notice of appeal from the applicant, the board shall set a hearing date and promptly notify the applicant of the hearing date. The hearing shall be held in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

(d) A contract security company shall notify the board within 10 days after discovering any adverse information pertaining to the eligibility of an individual to be licensed as a security officer or armed security officer.

(e) The board may issue a license to a security officer who has been licensed as a security officer in another state if the board determines that the applicant is currently a resident of this state and the qualifying and training requirements of the issuing state are equivalent to those required by this chapter.

(f) A security officer or armed security officer who works as such for six months or less per year may pay a one time fee for special licensure by the board. Any security officer or armed security officer who works as such for more than six months in a year shall be subject to all fees and requirements of this chapter. The one time fee may not exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

(Act 2009-640, p. 1960, §7; Act 2013-349, p. 1248, §1.)