Fire Contractor License
Fire Contractor means a person that undertakes or performs, with or for another, any fire installation, alteration, repair or other work in the city for which a permit issued under the city fire code from the city is required under this code.
But this term does not include subcontractors working for and under the supervision of a fire contractor licensed under this chapter or a homeowner performing work upon the owner’s residence, or a building or structure accessory thereto, which is intended for the owner’s personal use.
*NOTE: All installers of fire alarm systems shall be licensed as low voltage wire installers by the State of Colorado. All line voltage work, when necessary on a fire alarm system, shall be completed by a State of Colorado licensed electrician.
An examination is given to the fire contractor who is submitting the application for a fire contractor’s license, classes A, B, C, D, and E. Testing is conducted every second Wednesday of each month on a first-come basis.
There is no limit as to how many candidates may test for each company. The cost for testing is $30 per applicant and is due one week in advance of testing. Typically there is a waiting list to take the test each month.
If payment is not received in the required time frame, the candidate will forfeit the testing, and the next applicant on the list will be given the opportunity to test. Payment must be by check and made payable to the City of Boulder Fire Department.
If an applicant does not pass the test, a second test may be taken the following month. There will be a $30 retest fee for each test. The test applicant is allowed to discuss test results with the Boulder Fire Department Fire Prevention Office.
If the tested applicant is no longer associated with your company, please contact the Fire Department at 303-441-1982 to arrange a date for your new applicant to take the license examination. Fire contractors license classes A through E must maintain a tested applicant for the life of the license. Test applicants can only represent one company.
If your business name has changed since your last renewal, a request to change the name on the license must be submitted in writing. This request should be on letterhead with the current name of the company and be accompanied with a current certificate of insurance. If you start a new business, all new license requirements must be met.
You may transfer a test applicant from one company to another once per calendar year without the applicant having to retest.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 07:20