Exemptions (No license Required):
(1) Any person employed exclusively and regularly by one employer in connection with the affairs of an employer only and where there exists an employer/employee relationship.
(Examples: Legal firms, consumer and business protection agencies, corporate integrity firms, and any other employer or company that employs internal investigators that are not subject to the advertising of client services to the general public)
(2) An officer or employee of the United States of America, or of this State or a political subdivision of either, while the employee or officer is engaged in the performance of official duties.
(3) A person who has fulltime employment as a law enforcement officer, who receives compensation for private employment on an individual or an independent contractor basis as a patrolman, guard, or watchman if such person is:
(a) Employed in an employee-employer relationship; or
(b) Employed on an individual contractual basis; and
(c) Not in the employ of another law enforcement officer.
(4) Any person engaged exclusively in the business of obtaining and furnishing information for purposes of credit worthiness or collecting debts or ascertaining the financial responsibility of applicants for property insurance and for indemnity or surety bonds, with respect to persons, firms and corporations.
(5) Consumer Reporting Agencies as defined in 15 U.S.C. 1681 et seq.
(6) An attorney-at-law in performing his duties, or
an employee of an attorney at law, in connection with providing investigatve services to the attorney and his practice;
(7) Admitted insurers, insurance adjusters, agents, and insurance brokers, licensed by the State, performing duties in connection with insurance transacted by them.
(8) An officer, employee, or agent of a communications common carrier, as defined in 47 U.S.C. Section 153(h), while engaged in the normal course of business of the carrier or protecting the carrier or a user of the services of that carrier from fraudulent, unlawful, or abusive use of services.
(9) A person who or business which sells or manufactures alarm systems, unless such person or business performs any service as described in section (1), subsection (6) of this chapter.
(10) Installation, servicing or responding to fire alarm systems or any alarm device which is installed in a motor vehicle, aircraft, or boat.
(11) Installation of an alarm system on property owned or leased to the installer.
(12) Installation of fixed fire extinguisher systems by persons licensed by the Fire Extinguisher Board.
(13) Installation of a fire alarm system by a person or organization not employed by a licensee under this chapter, who holds an electrical contractor's license in the State of Arkansas, when the installation is directed, inspected, and certified by a person or organization licensed under this chapter as an alarm systems company.
Although the security department of a private business that hires or employs an individual in the capacity of a private security officer to possess a firearm in the course and scope of his duties is required to make application for a security officer commission for the individual, the security department of a private business shall not be required to make application to the Board for any license.
c) Notwithstanding any other provission of this chapter, employees of a licensee who are employed exclusively as undercover agents shall not be required to register with the board under this chapter.