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 Iowa Workforce Information NetworkDecember 1, 2015
License Title: Commercial Explosives & Individual Blaster License

License Description: License for the manufacture, importation, distribution, sale, and commercial or industrial use of explosives. Does not include fireworks nor ammunition for small arms primers.

Authorizing Statute: Code of Iowa, Chapter 101A

Requirements for License:Notarized affidavit signed by employer validating at least 640 hours of job experience.
Successful completion of training approved by the fire marshall for the handling and use of explosives (by third part or employer).

For more information:
Phone: 515-725-6178
Website:Commercial Explosives & Individual Blaster License

Commercial Explosives License Fee:
$60 if applying between Jan 1-Dec 31, 2014
$40 if applying between Jan 1-Dec 31, 2015
$20 if applying between Jan 1-Dec 31, 2016

Individual Blaster License Fees:
License: $60
Criminal History Review: $35

Renewal: Same fees as above.

Criminal History Review will be repeated.

When:No exam is required at this time.
Repeat:Every 3 years

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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