Iowa

Association Contact
Iowa Alarm Association
PO Box 2431
Waterloo, IA 50703
Bill Howard, President
Tel (515) 279-1166
Fax (515) 244-3833
Intrusion/Burglar Alarm License
IOWA STATE FIRE MARSHAL DIVISION
215 E Seventh Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone 515-725-6178
Fax 515-725-6140
fmlicensinginfo@dps.state.ia.us
http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/alarm/index.shtml
Fire/Life Safety License
IOWA STATE FIRE MARSHAL DIVISION
215 E Seventh Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone 515-725-6178
Fax 515-725-6140
fmlicensinginfo@dps.state.ia.us
http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/alarm/index.shtml
Owner-Contractor
Requirements See 661 Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 277.4 - Contractor certification requirements
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/FORM1-Alarm%20Contractor%20app.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Must be or employ Responsible Managing Employee who meets RME requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must submit current certifications with renewal application
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Qualifying Manager
Requirements Current ESA Level II Advanced Alarm Technician certification, Licensed Professional Engineer State of Iowa-emphasis Alarm System or current NICET Level II or higher Fire Alarm System.
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/FORM1-Alarm%20Contractor%20app.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Training required to attained required certifications listed in requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must keep certifications current per accrediting entity
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Installer
Requirements Current ESA Level II Advanced Alarm Technician certification, Licensed Professional Engineer State of Iowa-emphasis Alarm System or current NICET Level II or higher Fire Alarm System.
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/AlarmInstaller.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Training required to attained required certifications listed in requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must keep certifications current per accrediting entity
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Sales
Requirements None Listed
Application Form
Renewal
Reciprocity
Training Requirement
Continuing Education Requirement
Training Link
Criminal History Check
Owner-Contractor
Requirements See 661 Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 277.4 - Contractor certification requirements
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/FORM1-Alarm%20Contractor%20app.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Must be or employ Responsible Managing Employee who meets RME requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must submit current certifications with renewal application
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Qualifying Manager
Requirements Current ESA Level II Advanced Alarm Technician certification, Licensed Professional Engineer State of Iowa-emphasis Alarm System or current NICET Level II or higher Fire Alarm System.
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/FORM1-Alarm%20Contractor%20app.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Training required to attained required certifications listed in requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must keep certifications current per accrediting entity
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Installer
Requirements Current ESA Level II Advanced Alarm Technician certification, Licensed Professional Engineer State of Iowa-emphasis Alarm System or current NICET Level II or higher Fire Alarm System.
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/AlarmInstaller.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Training required to attained required certifications listed in requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must keep certifications current per accrediting entity
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Sales
Requirements None Listed
Application Form
Renewal
Reciprocity
Training Requirement
Continuing Education Requirement
Training Link
Criminal History Check
Owner-Contractor
Requirements Requirements are the same as for Intrusion if system is monitored and contains signal-initiating devices that initiate the appropriate response to those signals.
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/FORM1-Alarm%20Contractor%20app.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Must be or employ Responsible Managing Employee who meets RME requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must submit current certifications with renewal application
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Qualifying Manager
Requirements Requirements are the same as for Intrusion if system is monitored and contains signal-initiating devices that initiate the appropriate response to those signals.
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/FORM1-Alarm%20Contractor%20app.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Training required to attained required certifications listed in requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must keep certifications current per accrediting entity
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Installer
Requirements Requirements are the same as for Intrusion if system is monitored and contains signal-initiating devices that initiate the appropriate response to those signals.
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/AlarmInstaller.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Training required to attained required certifications listed in requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must keep certifications current per accrediting entity
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Sales
Requirements None Listed
Application Form
Renewal
Reciprocity
Training Requirement
Continuing Education Requirement
Training Link
Criminal History Check
Owner-Contractor
Requirements Requirements are the same as for Intrusion if system is monitored and contains signal-initiating devices that initiate the appropriate response to those signals.
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/FORM1-Alarm%20Contractor%20app.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Must be or employ Responsible Managing Employee who meets RME requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must submit current certifications with renewal application
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Qualifying Manager
Requirements Requirements are the same as for Intrusion if system is monitored and contains signal-initiating devices that initiate the appropriate response to those signals.
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/FORM1-Alarm%20Contractor%20app.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Training required to attained required certifications listed in requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must keep certifications current per accrediting entity
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Installer
Requirements Requirements are the same as for Intrusion if system is monitored and contains signal-initiating devices that initiate the appropriate response to those signals.
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/AlarmInstaller.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Training required to attained required certifications listed in requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must keep certifications current per accrediting entity
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Sales
Requirements None Listed
Application Form
Renewal
Reciprocity
Training Requirement
Continuing Education Requirement
Training Link
Criminal History Check
Owner-Contractor
Requirements See 661 Iowa Administrative Code, Chapter 277.4 - Contractor certification requirements
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/FORM1-Alarm%20Contractor%20app.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None listed
Training Requirement Must be or employ Responsible Managing Employee who meets RME requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must submit current certifications with renewal application
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Qualifying Manager
Requirements Must meet one of the following certifications or designations: 1) ESA Level II Advanced Alarm Technician, 2) Licensed Professional Engineer State of Iowa-emphasis Alarm Systems, 3) NICET Level II or higher Fire Alarm Systems, 4) Certification by a nurse call system manufacturer
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/FORM1-Alarm%20Contractor%20app.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None listed
Training Requirement Training required to attained required certifications listed in requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must keep certifications current per accrediting entity
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Installer
Requirements Must meet one of the following certifications or designations: 1) ESA Level I Advanced Alarm Technician, 2)Licensed Professional Engineer State of Iowa-emphasis Alarm Systems, 3) NICET Level I or higher Fire Alarm Systems, 4) Certification by a nurse call system manufacturer, 5) Certification by a licensed nurse call contractor employer or 6) Master or Journeyman Electrician by Iowa Electrical Examining Board.
Application Form http://www.dps.state.ia.us/fm/building/forms/FORM2-Alarm%20Installer%20app.pdf
Renewal Every three (3) years expiring on September 30
Reciprocity None Listed
Training Requirement Training required to attained required certifications listed in requirements
Continuing Education Requirement Must keep certifications current per accrediting entity
Training Link http://www.esaweb.org/?page=NTShome
Criminal History Check Yes
Sales
Requirements None listed
Application Form
Renewal
Reciprocity
Training Requirement
Continuing Education Requirement
Training Link
Criminal History Check

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