Fire Sprinkler Fitter/Installer Certification: Regulations out for 45-Day Comment

Fire Sprinkler Fitter / Installer Certification

After many months of research, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has published proposed regulations for fire sprinkler fitter/installer certification. Fire sprinkler contractors and their workers need to take 15 minutes and read through the proposed regulations, which are out for comment for 45 days.

  • Similar to Electrician Certification, every worker will be required to be certified or be under direct supervision. Continuing education units will be required.
  • The regulations do not apply to installation, alteration or repair of one- and two-family residential sprinkler systems.
  • As proposed, certification requirements will phase-in between 12 and 18 months after the regulations takes effect.
  • In its Initial Statement of Reasons, OSFM says it has met with industry stakeholders and reasonably accommodated industry’s concerns.

Here’s the link to the information titled (AES) Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems – Certification:  http://osfm.fire.ca.gov/codedevelopment/codedevelopment_title19development

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