License must be carried and badge must be displayed while working
Excise and Licenses will email a professional license to all licensees. This license (or a clear picture of the professional license) must be carried when working.
The permanent badge issued by Excise and Licenses must always be worn on the outermost clothing in a visible manner when working. Members of the public can request to see proof of licensure and badge whenever the licensee is working.
If a badge is lost or damaged, a replacement can be requested online.
Requirement to keep contact information up to date
File an online amendment application to notify the Department of any contact information changes. These updates must be filed within 72 hours of the change.
Requirement to renew annually
Professional licenses expire annually. It is unlawful to work with an expired license. Renewal applications must be filed before a license expires.
Changes in employment or endorsements
If a guard stops working for an employer or stops exercising the privileges of any endorsement (firearm, plainclothes, or explosive detection canine), they must file an online license amendment application notifying Excise and Licenses within 72 hours
If a guard wants to start working for a new employer or begin exercising the privileges of any endorsement (firearm, plainclothes, or explosive detection canine), they must file an online amendment application with Excise and Licenses and have it approved before making the proposed change.
Requirement to notify the Department of convictions or use of force resulting in bodily harm
If a guard is convicted of a crime or engages in the use of force that results in bodily harm, they must file an online amendment application notifying Excise and Licenses within 72 hours.