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Licensing Requirements for the State of Iowa

Low-Voltage/Limited-Energy License: Statewide licensure required for work in Fire Protection Systems, Alarm Systems, and Medical Alarm Systems.

Electrician: A statewide license is required.

Electrical Contractor: A statewide license is required.

Iowa Department of Public Safety, State Fire Marshal's Office
Address: 215 E 7th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone: 515-725-6145
Fax: 515-725-6172
alarminfo@dps.state.ia.us
www.dps.state.ia.us

Additional Information:
Requirement for Manager: A responsible managing employee or an alternate responsible managing employee shall meet one of the following requirements:(a). Current licensure as a professional engineer by the Iowa engineering and land surveying examining board, with competence in alarm system design. (b). For fire alarm system endorsement, current certification by NICET at level III or higher as a fire alarm systems technician. (d). For security alarm system endorsement, current certification by NBFAA as an advanced alarm system technician (level II), or NICET level II certification or higher in fire alarm systems.

Experience Requirement? YES
Type of Experience Required: NICET II or higher; NBFAA level II
Exam Required? NO
Continuing Education Requirement? NO
Qualified Person Required? YES

License Classifications: Fire Alarm System Contractor; Security Alarm System Contractor; Alarm System Maintenance Inspector Contractor; Dwelling Unit Alarm System Contractor; Nurse Call System Contractor

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