Renewal of Individual License Application

An application for renewal must be submitted in TOPS. The application must include:

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  • The required fee
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  • Fingerprints. If the fingerprints on file do not meet current FBI or the departmentu2019s quality standards, applicants will be required to submit a new set of electronic fingerprints to complete the renewal application process
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  • Criminal history check fee
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A complete renewal application must be submitted prior to expiration for the current license to remain in effect pending the approval of the renewal application. If the completed application is not received by the department prior to the expiration date, no regulated services may be performed until a complete renewal application is submitted.

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Commissioned security and personal protection: Please note that the above provisions do not allow for employment in an armed capacity prior to licensure, i.e. pocket card in hand.

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a. Military Service Members

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Exemptions from Penalty for Failure to Renew in Timely Manner

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An individual who holds a license issued under the Act is exempt from any increased fee or other penalty for failing to renew the license in a timely manner if the individual establishes to the satisfaction of the department the individual failed to renew the license in a timely manner because the individual was serving as a military service member.

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Extension of License Renewal Deadlines

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A military service member who holds a license issued under the Act is entitled to two (2) years of additional time to complete: any continuing education requirements and any other requirement related to the renewal of the military service memberu2019s license.