Fire Sprinkler License Fee Schedule
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- $300 for a Fire Sprinkler Contractor's License, (valid for up to 2 years, expiring on June 30th at midnight)
- $300 for a Responsible Managing Supervisor's License, (valid for up to 2 years, expiring on June 30th at midnight). When more than 3 RMS are employed by a company, then the price is $225/ RMS for that company. An RMS does not need to pay when they are licensed in Maine as a Professional Engineer. An RMS does not need to pay for a Contractor's License when using the same name, (as opposed to a company name). An RMS does not need to pay for an Inspector's License.
- $100/ Fire Sprinkler Inspection Technician 's License, (valid for up to 2 years,expiring on June 30th at midnight). When a company employs more than 3 inspectors, then the price is $75/ Inspector for that company. A Licensed Inspector does not need to pay for a Contractor's License when using the same name, (as opposed to a company name).
- $100 Late Reinstatement to renew a license that has already expired, but a renewing company avoids this fee when applying under a new name in which case they will be issued a new license number.
- Renewals: All licenses, certificates and registrations shall be renewed April, May or June before the license expires in the appropriate year of expiration. Some licenses renew in even years and some in odd years.
- In plant industry maintenance personnel,
Responsible Managing Supervisors, and Contractors,
and Inspection Technicians are not required to be licensed with our office. Also an owner of a building may have an employee that is capable and qualified to inspect their fire sprinkler system do so without becoming licensed with our office.
- Licensed Inspectors are to inspect fire sprinkler systems of public buildings a minimum of annually. Inspection reports of non-compliance, where the owner is not scheduling correction, are to be submitted to the Office of State Fire Marshal in accordance with N.F.P.A. 25. All inspection reports are to include the Inspection Technician's license number. All other inspection reports are to be made available to the Office of State Fire Marshal upon request.
- A NICET II or other nationally recognized standard achieved in the area of fire sprinkler inspection, such as passing an inspector’s training course by AFSA or NFSA or NFPA, is required, or some other proof of training/qualification.
Sprinkler Procedures and Fees for Certification, Licensing and Registration are established in the Office of State Fire Marshal, Sprinkler Technical Policy.
[Last updated 1-3-12 to expand the detail and thereby add some clarity. Previously updated 1-1-08.]