The Exam

The Private Alarm Contractor licensing exam is offered twice a year, every September and March, by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

The next examination is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4, 2019. The deadline for submitting your application to Continental Testing Services is July 26, 2019. However, it is strongly recommended that you get your application into Continental Testing Services sooner than the deadline.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants should first review the eligibility requirements for a Private Alarm Contractor license.

If you clearly meet the eligibility requirements, complete and pay for the online application with Continental Testing Services. Then, register for our exam prep seminar below.

The Exam Prep Seminar

We offer a formal, 8-hour classroom study-review session before the Alarm Contractor Exam.

This class has been retooled to cover all of the new topics and publications that now appear on the examination: NFPA 72, 730, 731, 101, and 70 as well as the Illinois Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Act and Rules.

Where and When

Saturday, August 10 and
Saturday, August 24, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

205 W. Wacker Drive
2nd Floor Classroom
Chicago, Illinois

Our Guarantee

We have been providing Alarm Contractor preparation seminars for 10 years and have had over 320 successful alarm applicants pass the examination.

Although we cannot guarantee that any one individual will pass the examination on his/her first attempt, we do guarantee that anyone who takes our seminar and does not pass will be allowed to retake the seminar as many times as necessary without charge until he/she passes.

We will also provide additional one-on-one tutoring to those in need of additional help at no additional cost in order to ensure that those who take our class have the best possible chance of passing this exam.

Seminar Cost