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Tennessee Fire Sprinkler and Fire Protection Contractor

This license allows the installation and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems and fire protection equipment.

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  • The first step in the licensing process is to pass the exams. Then you will submit an application to the state licensing board with documentation of your experience, financial information, and your passing test scores. Fire Sprinkler & Fire Protection Contractors must be certified with the State Fire Marshal’s office.
  • Please note that the Tennessee Business and Law exam is also required to be passed to obtain your contractor’s license.
  • Applicants must provide a letter of reference from a past client or inspector, as well as a list of relevant job descriptions with contract amounts with owner’s names/addresses. There are no specific years of experience required. However, the board does set the monetary limited based on experience when the level of experience is limited.
  • The monetary limit (limit per contract) is based on 10 times the lesser of the net worth or working capital or experience. (Working capital is current assets minus current liabilities and net worth is total assets minus total liabilities). A reviewed financial statement is required for monetary requests of $3,000,000 or less. A CPA audited financial statement is required for monetary requests exceeding $3,000,000. To obtain an unlimited license, applicants must have over $300,000 in both net worth and working capital.

    All contractors with 1 or more employees are required to carry Worker’s Compensation insurance. Every applicant will be required to provide a certificate of insurance proving an adequate amount of liability insurance. The requirements are as follows:

     

    Monetary Limit Minimum Insurance
    Up to $500,000 -----$100,000
    $501,000 to $1,500,000 -----$500,000
    $1,501,000 to Unlimited -----$1,000,000

This license allows the installation and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems and fire protection equipment.

To apply, contact the state of Tennessee at 1-615-741-8307. The application fee is $250. Applications must be submitted to the board by the 20th of the month prior to the month in which the board has their next meeting. The Board meets in January, March, May, July, September, and November.

Tennessee has a limited reciprocity agreement for several licenses with the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina for the trade exam. Candidates will still be required to pass the Tennessee Business and Law Management exam.

As of this time Tennessee doesn’t require continuing education for this license.

  • The fee for the exam is $57.
  • The Tennessee Fire Sprinkler & Fire Protection Exam has 77 questions and a time limit of 3 hours.
  • A score of 73% is required. (57 correct)
  • If the exam is failed 3 times, the applicant will have to interview with the board before retesting.

    Topics covered on the exam are miscellaneous systems, NFPA 13-D, NFPA 13-R, NFPA 13, NFPA 14, NFPA 20, NFPA 24, NFPA 25, and NFPA 101.

  • To schedule your exam, you must first obtain pre-approval from the board. Then, contact PSI at 1-800-733-9267.

We do not offer a preparation course for the Tennessee Fire Sprinkler & Fire Protection license at this time. However, we do currently offer a seminar to prepare you for the required Business and Law Management exam. Please contact us for additional information, 1-800-992-1910.