On May 29, 1997 the Alabama State Legislature enacted Act 97-711 (Code of Alabama, Section 34-1A), providing for the establishment of the State of Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure (AESBL) which is appointed and serves at the pleasure of the Governor of the State of Alabama.

AESBL issues ID cards to Qualifying Agents and all licensed individuals in the Alarm and Locksmith industries conducting business in Alabama. The registrant must display these ID cards whenever they are meeting the Public. ID cards must be produced on demand of any law enforcement official, state, city, county code enforcement official, building inspection personnel, or consumer.