21 NCAC 50 .0513 FIRE SPRINKLER INSPECTION TECHNICIAN LICENSE
(a) License in the Fire Sprinkler Inspection Technician classification is required of the technician who carries out periodic inspection of fire sprinkler systems consistent with NFPA-25.
(b) Periodic observation and testing of systems other than NFPA-25 system certification may be carried out by Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Technicians licensed under Rule .0515 of this Chapter. Insurers who carry out inspections for the limited purpose of underwriting or rating for insurance purposes, in situations where the physical tasks are carried out by the on-site Fire Sprinkler Maintenance Technician licensee of the insured, are not required to be licensed pursuant to this Rule. All NFPA-25 reports and system tags must display the name and signature of the licensee who performed the actual inspection as well as the licensee number of the inspection contractor; except that where the Fire Sprinkler Inspection Technician license is issued in the name of a manufacturing, government, university or hospital facility as set out in this Rule, the NFPA-25 report and system tags must display the name, signature and license number of the Inspection Technician.
(c) Licenses shall be issued based on experience and examination or on experience and certification, as described in Rules .0301 and .0306 of this Chapter and expire annually.
(d) The duties of fire sprinkler inspection technicians may be carried out as employees of fire sprinkler inspection contractors or as full-time employees at a manufacturing, government, university or hospital facility. Fire Sprinkler Inspection Technician licenses shall be issued and listed either as sublicensees of fire sprinkler inspection contractors or as a fire sprinkler inspection technician license in the name of the manufacturing, government, university or hospital facility where the fire sprinkler inspection technician is employed.
History Note: Authority G.S. 87-21;
Eff. January 1, 2004;
Amended Eff. January 1, 2010; March 1, 2005;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. August 22, 2015.