Licenses & Certifications | Rapid Response Monitoring Services
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Rapid Response Monitoring maintains licenses in all areas that require them for monitoring. Additionally, our Licensing and Certifications Manager is a member of the Installation Quality (IQ) Board and works continuously to ensure that Rapid Response Dealers are in compliance with all municipal and state ordinances throughout the United States. The manager is an approved Facility Security Officer (FSO) and an advocate and experienced resource for our Dealer network in meeting the highest industry standards.

All Rapid Dealers must be properly licensed in states in which they are doing business. If they are just starting up and do not possess a required license, we provide relevant contact information to get them started, along with an idea of what they’ll need to do in order to obtain the license.

We also assist Dealers who are looking to expand their business into other states by giving them licensing information on those specific states.

The Licensing Department can also assist with questions regarding licenses and permits at the city and county level.

We also keep track of which jurisdictions have special dispatch requirements such as Verified Response or Enhanced Call Verification (ECV). We will send update notifications to Dealers with accounts in affected areas when we hear of a new dispatch rule in a specific jurisdiction.

  • Alabama: #440 
  • Alaska: #2136087 
  • Arkansas: #CMPY.0001302 
  • Arizona: #20832 
  • California: #ACO 5498 #ACB 5700 
  • District of Columbia: #602513000011 
  • Delaware: #02-168 
  • Delaware Fire: #CSRSL-0003 
  • Florida: #EF0000213 
  • Illinois: #127.001246 
  • Maryland: #107-904 
  • Michigan: #3601300899 
  • Nevada: #20131073243 
  • New York: #12000266592 
  • Oklahoma: #648 
  • Oregon: #0183 
  • Rhode Island: #4349 
  • Tennessee: #834 
  • Texas: #B09590 
  • Texas Fire: #ACR-2020 
  • Utah: #4800448-6501 
  • Virginia: #11-2850
  • Washington: #602 323 440


Rapid Response Monitoring’s facilities are custom designed to meet and exceed all industry standards and are approved by multiple licensing and certification agents including:

FMRC Approval Standard 3011
Rapid Response is in compliance with the equipment and service requirements of FMRC Approval Standard 3011 ‘Central Station Service For Fire Alarms And Protective Equipment Supervision’ in the category of ‘Central Station Company (Complete Service).’
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Rapid Response has been certified as part of the NBFAA Installation Quality Certification Program.
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In addition to being UL & FM listed, Rapid Response is also certified to comply with the stringent regulations required to monitor fire alarms in the New York City’s five boroughs. Rapid Response is visited annually by the New York City Fire Department inspector who administers the Central Station Signaling System exam. Our personnel has a 98.7% passing rate on the examination.
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Rapid Response is listed by Underwriters Laboratories for:

  • UUFX Protective Signaling Services Central Station
  • CRZM National Industrial Security Systems (Monitoring Stations)
  • CRZH National Industrial Security Systems (Burglar Alarm Systems)
  • CVSG Mercantile (Burglar Alarm Systems)
  • UUFO Hosted Central Station Service

In addition, signals are processed by an automation system that has been field evaluated and labeled by U.L. for compliance with UL 1981.

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Rapid Response has been certified by The Monitoring Association in cooperation with AT&T FirstNet® to provide monitoring services for electronic security companies holding FirstNet certification. FirstNet is the federal communications band reserved for crisis emergencies following the 2001 attack on the World Trade Towers and allows emergency responders to bypass overloaded communications channels.