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License Title:

AUTOMATIC FIRE SPRINKLER TESTER

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: A person who holds a credential issued by the department as a registered automatic fire sprinkler system tester may conduct the annual activities relative to inspection and testing of an existing automatic fire sprinkler system and components as required by NFPA 25.

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.

Examination: In order to obtain the credential the applicant must obtain a score of at least 70% on an examination. The exam will cover information contained in chapters Comm 5 and 82.41, Wisconsin Administrative Code; and NFPA standards 13 (2002 edition) 14 (2003 edition), and 25 (2002 edition) of the National Fire Protection Association. This exam is open book. Copies of current Wisconsin Administrative Code books may be obtained from Document Sales @ (608) 266-3358 or @ (800) 362-7253. NFPA standards may be ordered from the National Fire Protection Association @ (800) 344-3555. The list of adopted NFPA standards is found in Comm 62.3500 and IBC Chapter 35.


Licensing Authority:
WI Dept 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/AutomaticFireSprinklerSystemTester


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