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 Iowa Workforce Information NetworkNovember 30, 2015
License Title: Security And Fire Alarm Installers

License Description: Layouts, installs, repairs, alters, adds or maintains alarm systems. Duties may include mounting alarm system raceways, boxes or system devices and pulling of system cables. Alarm systems refer to fire alarm, security alarm, medical alarm systems or supervisory signal-initiating devices, as well as the installation of any home automation systems, and the initiation of a response to these signals.

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa 100C.7;
Iowa Administrative Code 661, chapter 277

Requirements for License:The board provides certification for both an alarm system contractor and alarm system installer. Certification for both is for three years. The certification for installer assistant is for one year.

For more information:
Website:Security And Fire Alarm Installers

Contractor fees:
Application $300
Additional responsible managing employee $50
Additional endorsements $50

Installer fees:
Application $150
Additional endorsements $25

Installer assistant fee:
Application $50

Other fees:
Fee for an amended contractor certification $100
Fee for an amended installer certification $50
Fee for fingerprint cards required for contractors and installers $35

When:Certified contractors and installers must pass a national exam administered by ESA or NICET.

License Authority:
State Fire Marshal Division
Dept of Public Safety Building
215 E 7th St
Des Moines IA 50319
Phone: 5157256145

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