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License Title:

AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR

Description:

Reason for Credential: Pursuant to ss. 145.15 (4), 145.165 and 145.175, Stats., no person may install, maintain or repair automatic fire sprinkler systems unless the persons holds a credential issued by the department as a licensed automatic fire sprinkler contractor, a licensed journeyman sprinkler fitter, a registered automatic fire sprinkler system apprentice, a registered automatic fire sprinkler contractor-maintenance, or a registered automatic fire sprinkler fitter-maintenance. No credential is required if a person is repairing, replacing or maintaining electrical supervisory devices for existing automatic fire sprinkler systems.

No person may conduct the annual activities relative to inspection and testing of an existing automatic fire sprinkler system and components as required by ch. Comm 14 unless the person holds a credential issued by the department as a licensed automatic fire sprinkler contractor, a licensed journeyman sprinkler fitter, a registered automatic fire sprinkler system apprentice, a registered automatic fire sprinkler contractor-maintenance, a registered automatic fire sprinkler fitter-maintenance or a registered automatic fire sprinkler system tester.

Requirements of Credential: Except for work performed on an automatic fire sprinkler system by a person who holds an automatic fire sprinkler contractor-maintenance registration, a person licensed as an automatic fire sprinkler contractor shall be responsible for each installation of an automatic fire sprinkler system. A person who installs, inspects, tests or maintains an automatic fire sprinkler system as a licensed automatic fire sprinkler contractor shall utilize the appropriate credentialed persons to install,
inspect, test or maintain automatic fire sprinkler systems. A person who holds the credential shall carry on his or her person the credential issued by the department while performing or conducting the activity or activities permitted under the credential. For any construction or installation that requires a uniform building permit under s. Comm 20.08, persons, entities, or businesses which hold licenses, certifications, or registrations as identified in Comm 5 may not commence construction or installation until a permit is
issued.

For any construction or installation that requires a uniform building permit under s. Comm 20.08, persons, entities, or businesses which hold licenses, certifications, or registrations as identified in Comm 5 may not commence construction or installation until a permit is issued.

Qualifications for Examination: A person applying for an automatic fire sprinkler contractor license examination shall have one of the following qualifications relating to the engineering principles and skills associated with the design, installation and maintenance of automatic fire sprinkler systems:

- At least 1,000 hours of experience per year for at least 3 consecutive years as a licensed journeyman automatic fire sprinkler fitter.

- Graduated from an accredited 4-year university or college with a degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or other approved engineering curriculum related to automatic fire sprinklers.

- At least 1,000 hours of experience per year for at least 7 years in automatic fire sprinkler design or installation. Each semester spent full-time in a school of civil or mechanical engineering or other accredited college, university, technical or vocational school in an automatic fire sprinkler-related program shall be considered equivalent to 500 hours of experience, with no more than 3,000 hours and 3 years of experience through education being credited toward the 7 years of experience.

- A level III certification in fire protection/automatic fire sprinkler system layout from the national institute for certification in engineering technologies. Attach a copy of the certificate.


Licensing Authority:
WI Department of Safety and Professional Services
201 W. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 7082
Madison, WI 53707-7082
(608)266-3151   (608)267-0592 fax

http://dsps.wi.gov/Licenses-Permits/AutomaticFireSprinklerContractor


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