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Licensing Requirements in Alaska

13 AAC 50.035. PERMIT REQUIRED. (a) A company designing, installing, testing, or maintaining fire alarm signaling systems, or automatic fire suppression systems must employ sufficient personnel who hold valid permits in the appropriate classifications under this section to provide direct oversight and supervision of work being performed on the fire systems. A professional mechanical or electrical engineer registered under AS 08.48 who has relevant system design experience and the company that employs that engineer are exempt from the permit requirements of this section for system design. Notwithstanding the requirements of this subsection, owner maintenance may be performed without a permit; and fire alarm systems may be installed under the direction of an electrical administrator licensed under AS 08.40 without a permit required by this section provided that the final acceptance test and certification of the system is conducted by a qualified person who holds a valid permit under (g)(2) or (3) of this section.
(g) The state fire marshal will issue permits under this section according to the following classifications:
(1) Class I-A: limited to the maintenance and testing of fire alarm signaling systems and related devices;
(2) Class I-B: limited to the installation, maintenance, and testing of fire alarm signaling systems and related devices;
(3) Class I-C: limited to the design, installation, maintenance, and testing of fire alarm signaling systems and related devices;
(4) Class II-A: limited to the maintenance and testing of fire sprinkler and standpipe systems beginning at the point the water supply is used exclusively for the fire suppression system;
(5) Class II-B: limited to the installation, maintenance, and testing of water fire sprinkler and standpipe systems beginning at the point the water supply is used exclusively for the fire suppression system;
(6) Class II-C: limited to the design, installation, maintenance, and testing of water fire sprinkler and standpipe systems beginning at the point the water supply is used exclusively for the fire suppression system;
(7) Class III-A: limited to the maintenance and testing of special hazard systems;
(8) Class III-B: limited to the installation, maintenance, and testing of special hazard systems;
(9) Class III-C: limited to the design, installation, maintenance, and testing of special hazard systems; and
(10) Class IV: limited to the installation, maintenance, and testing of pre-engineered dry and wet chemical fire suppression systems.
(h) To qualify for a permit under this section, an applicant
(1) shall submit an application to the state fire marshal on a form provided by the marshal;
(2) must be 18 years of age or older; and
(3) at the time of application, must meet the following minimum requirements for the class of permit for which the applicant has applied:
(A) Class I-A: have not less than two years cumulative experience in the fire alarm signaling system business and have passed the examination for NICET II certification elements in fire alarm systems or the equivalent;
(B) Class I-B: have not less than two years cumulative experience in the fire alarm signaling systems business, be employed in a position of supervisory responsibility for the installation, maintenance, and testing of fire alarm signaling systems, and have passed the examination for NICET II certification elements in fire alarm systems or the equivalent;
(C) Class I-C: have not less than five years cumulative experience in the fire alarm signaling systems business, be employed in a position of supervisory responsibility for the preparation of technical documents and the installation, maintenance, and testing of fire alarm signaling systems, and have passed the examination for NICET III certification elements in fire alarm systems or the equivalent;
(D) Class II-A: have not less than two years cumulative experience in the water based fire suppression system business and have passed the examination for NICET II certification elements in automatic sprinkler systems or the equivalent;
(E) Class II-B: have not less than two years cumulative experience in the water based fire suppression system business, be employed in a position of supervisory responsibility for the installation, maintenance, and testing of water based fire suppression systems, and have passed the examination for NICET II certification elements in automatic sprinkler systems or the equivalent;
(F) Class II-C: have not less than five years cumulative experience in the water based fire suppression system business, be employed in a position of supervisory responsibility for the preparation of technical documents and the maintenance and testing of water based fire suppression systems, and have passed the examination for NICET III certification elements in automatic sprinkler systems or the equivalent;
(G) Class III-A: have not less than two years cumulative experience in the special hazard systems business and have passed the examination for NICET II certification elements in special hazard systems or the equivalent;
(H) Class III-B: have not less than two years cumulative experience in the special hazard systems business, be employed in a position of supervisory responsibility for the installation, maintenance, and testing of special hazard systems, and have passed the examination for NICET II certification elements in special hazard systems or the equivalent;
(I) Class III-C: have not less than five years cumulative experience in the special hazard systems business, be employed in a position of supervisory responsibility for the preparation of technical documents and the maintenance and testing of special hazard systems and have passed the examination for NICET III certification elements in special hazard systems or the equivalent;
(J) Class IV:
(i) have not less than two years cumulative experience in the kitchen fire suppression system maintenance business;
(ii) have passed the examination for NICET special hazard elements 21109, 22102, 22103, 23104, 23106, 23107, and 23115 or the equivalent;
(iii) possess at least one manufacturers training certificate; and
(iv) possess the specific system manuals for the systems to be serviced.

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