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Alarm System Contractor and Installer Licensing


newRENEWAL for Fire Alarm System Contractors & Installers applications
newElectronic Security Association Certified Fire Alarm Designer Approved

Accepted Certification Programs (see application for specific licensing endorsement certification requirements):

National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
Electronic Security Association (ESA)
Elite CEU Alarm Level I (accepted in Iowa)
Elite CEU Alarm Level 2 (accepted in Iowa)
Licensed Master or Journeyman Electrician
Professional Engineer licensed in Iowa with a competence in alarm system design

List of Licensed Contractors (will be updated after renewal term)
List of Licensed Installers (will be updated after renewal term)

For further licensing information please contact:
Jeannie Shepherd

Please note:

Per 661 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 277,  the contractor shall maintain current registration as a contractor with the Labor Services Division of the Iowa Workforce Development Department in compliance with Iowa Code chapter 91C and 875—Chapter 150, Iowa Administrative Code.

Iowa Code 100C on Fire Extinguishing and Alarm Systems Contractors and Installers

Rules for Alarm System Contractors and Installers Program (661 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 277)

Declaratory Order-Filed
Second Amended Petition for Declaratory Order with Exhibits
Amended Petition for Declaratory Order
Notice of Public Hearing for Intervention
Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order

Petition for Declaratory Order

Criminal History Check Requirements

State Fire Marshal policy on criminal history checks for alarm contractors, alarm installers and alarm installer assistants.

Fingerprint cards may be obtained from the Fire Marshal Division or local law enforcement offices. Black ink and scanned fingerprint cards are accepted and may be submitted with your application.

How to complete the fingerprint card.




Iowa Department of Public Safety
State Fire Marshal Division
215 East 7th Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50319 | 515-725-6145

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