62-32-312. Employee registration -- Procedure.

*** Current through the 2015 Regular Session ***

Title 62  Professions, Businesses and Trades  
Chapter 32  Fire Protection and Alarm Systems  
Part 3  Alarm Contractors Licensing Act of 1991

Tenn. Code Ann. § 62-32-312  (2015)

62-32-312.  Employee registration -- Procedure. 

  (a) All alarm systems contractor employees with access to records, diagrams, plans or other sensitive information pertaining to monitored, installed or proposed alarm systems shall be registered with the board.

(b) In accordance with the Uniform Administrative Procedures Act, compiled in title 4, chapter 5, the board shall promulgate rules to establish an appropriate system of employee classifications and registration.

(c) An alarm systems contractor may not employ any employee required to be registered with the board unless the employee is properly registered with the board in compliance with subsection (d) and meets the training requirements of subsection (g).

(d) All alarm systems contractors, within thirty (30) working days of the beginning of employment of any employee, shall furnish the board with the following:

   (1) A set or sets of classifiable fingerprints on standard FBI/TBI applicant cards;

   (2) A recent color photograph or photographs of acceptable quality for identification; and

   (3) Statements of any criminal records in each area where the employee has resided within the immediately preceding forty-eight (48) months.

(e) Upon receipt of an application, the board shall cause an FBI/TBI background investigation to be made, during which the applicant shall be required to show that the applicant meets all the following requirements and qualifications, prerequisite to registration or licensure:

   (1) The applicant is at least eighteen (18) years of age;

   (2) The applicant is of good moral character; and

   (3) Registration of an employee shall be for two (2) years and shall be subject to renewal.

(f) Employee registration pursuant to this section shall be renewed every two (2) years.

(g) All alarm system contractor employees who sell, install or repair alarm systems, including closed circuit television systems, shall take and successfully complete the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association Level 1 or equivalent training. The board may determine what constitutes equivalent training.

   (1) New employees after January 1, 2005, must successfully complete such training within one (1) year of employment.

   (2) Employees not in compliance with this subsection (g) shall not sell, install or repair alarm systems, including closed circuit television systems.

(h) All alarm system contractors shall provide proof of employee training upon request by the board.

(i) Any costs associated with the alarm system training required by this section shall be the responsibility of and paid by the alarm system contractor who employs the person being trained.

HISTORY:  Acts 1991, ch. 400, § 12; 1996, ch. 848, §§ 9-12, 22; 2004, ch. 895, §§ 1, 2; 2008, ch. 1038, §§ 6, 7.

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