Memorandum for Distribution
By order of the Board, via a motion made and passed by unanimous vote at the regular quarterly board meeting of the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners on Thursday, October 21, 2021, all security companies operating in the state of Louisiana are hereby required to adhere to the existing rule as outlined in the Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 46, Part LIX, §201.5, which reads that a company is required to have a “copy of occupational license from each city or parish in which that company or branch has security operations, if applicable.”
There will be no exceptions to this rule or its enforcement, per the Board. All new security companies will be required to have an occupational license(s) from Louisiana. All existing security companies licensed by the Board to operate in the state of Louisiana must upload a copy of their occupational license(s) from Louisiana to their company’s online portal as soon as possible.
Existing licensed companies have until their company renewal date to comply with this rule. If the renewal date is within six (6) months of today’s date, the company has until the next renewal date to comply. If you do not get an occupational license from each city or parish in which you operate before your renewal date, then your license will not be renewed, and you will not be able to work in the state of Louisiana.
Once your occupational license has been uploaded to the online portal, you must email the Company & Instructor License Section head, Wendy Aldridge, at email@example.com and let her know that it has been done so she can verify the proper document has been uploaded.
Clarification on Occupational License Requirement
November 5, 2021
On October 29, 2021, a Memo was sent out informing the industry of the Board’s decision to enforce the existing rule that a company must have an occupational license in the city or parish in which it operates.
There has been some confusion surrounding the rule, which reads that a company must have a:
“copy of occupational license from each city or parish in which that company or branch has security operations, if applicable.”
This does not mean you must have an occupational license everywhere you deploy security guards. You only need to have a license where you physical operation/building is located.
Furthermore, if the jurisdiction that your office is located in does not require an occupational license, then you do not need to get one as you fall in the “if applicable” part of the Rule.
Memo & Occupational License Info
You can read, print, or download the original Memorandum here: https://bit.ly/3bpoiys
Find where to get an occupational license in Louisiana: https://lataonline.org/for-taxpayers/occupational-licenses/