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Automatic Fire Extinguishing System Contractor Certification and Fire Protection System Installer and Maintenance Worker Licensing programs

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

The state of Iowa requires fire extinguishing system certification and/or licensing for all fire extinguishing systems as defined in Iowa Code 100C and 100D and Administrative Rules Chapter 275 and 276. The company installing such systems and their employees must be certified and/or licensed as fire extinguishing system contractor and installers. Certifications and or licenses are also required for maintenance and inspection or testing of these systems.

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.

Alarm System Contractor and Installer Certification

The state of Iowa requires alarm system certification for fire alarm, nurse call, and security alarm systems that "enunciate" a call. Systems, whether hard wired or wireless that send a signal, text, phone call, or the like to local first responders, a monitoring service, security station, or individual require an alarm system license, as defined in Iowa Code 100C and Administrative Rules Chapter 277. The company installing such systems and their employees must be certified as alarm system contractor and installers. Certifications are also required for maintenance and inspection or testing of these systems.

Certification is NOT required for a company that is providing monitoring services ONLY. Certification is also not required for CCTV and video recording systems only where no notifications are sent. Alarm certification is not required for licensed electricians ONLY when installer wiring and components of an alarm system. Final termination at the alarm panel and all work done with the panel requires an alarm system certification.

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.

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 printed Live Scan FBI Form FD-258 fingerprint cards are accepted and must be submitted with your application and renewal. Photocopied cards, or other fingerprints not on the FBI Form FD-258 card will not be accepted.

How to complete the fingerprint card

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