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Fire Protection System Contractor and Installer Licensing

Please check with your local jurisdiction regarding portable fire extinguishers and any permit requirements.

The state of Iowa requires fire extinguishing system licensing for all fire extinguishing systems as defined in Iowa Code 100C and 100D. The company installing such systems and their employees must be licensed as fire extinguishing system contractor and installers. Licenses are also required for maintenance and inspection or testing of these systems.

Iowa does not license for the inspection or servicing of portable fire extinguishers. Please contact the local jursidiction for information.

For further licensing information please send your questions to

List of Licensed Contractors (in progress) Contractor Application
List of Licensed Installers (in progress) Installer Application

Accepted Certification Programs (see application for specific endorsementcertification requirements):
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
(Endorsements 1-4; see application for level)
UA STAR Fire Sprinklerfitting Mastery(NITC)
(Installers only; Endorsement 1)
International Code Council (ICC)/National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED) Installers only; Endorsement 3a-d)
Fire Protection Certification (FPC) (Installers only; Endorsement 3a-d)
Professional Engineer licensed in Iowa with a competence in fire extinguishing system design (Contractor only; Endorsements 1 & 2)

Please Note:

Per 661 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 275:  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.

Rules for the licensing program for fire protection system installers and maintenance workers (661 Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 276)


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

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