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Licensing Requirements in Texas

Fire Alarm Planning Superintendent
A registered firm that employs a licensed Fire Alarm Planning Superintendent is permitted to sell, plan, install, certify, service, and monitor all types of fire alarm or detection devices or systems. (This licensee must pass the NICET Level III Test and the Statute & Rules Test.)

Fire Alarm Technician
A registered firm that employs a licensed Fire Alarm Technician is permitted to sell, install, certify, service, and monitor all types of fire alarm or detection devices or systems. Planning must be done by another type qualified firm. (This licensee must pass the Technical Qualifying Test and the Statute & Rules Test.)

Fire Alarm Monitoring Technician
A registered firm that employs a licensed Fire Alarm Monitoring Technician is only permitted to monitor residential or commercial fire alarm or detection devices or systems. (This licensee must pass the Technical Monitoring Test and the Statute & Rules Test.)

Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent
A registered firm that employs a licensed Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent is permitted to sell, plan, install, certify, service, and monitor fire alarm or detection devices or systems in one- and two-family dwellings. A Residential Alarm Superintendent can also perform all the functions of a Fire Alarm Technician. (As a minimum, this licensee must pass the Technical Qualifying Test or Nicet Level II, the Household Fire Alarm Test, and the Statute & Rules Test.)

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