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Fire Extinguishing and Suppression System Contractor and Installer Licensing

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

FAQ for Fire Extinguishing 

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

National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)
UA STAR Fire Sprinklerfitting Mastery(NITC)
Professional Engineer licensed in Iowa with a competence in fire extinguishing system design
International Code Council (ICC) / National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED)
Fire Protection Certification (FPC)

(Please allow roughly 1-2 months after renewal deadlines to see  your name listed.)
List of Licensed Contractors
List of Licensed Installers


For further licensing information please contact:
Jeannie Shepherd


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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



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

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