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Portable Fire Extinguisher/Fire Suppression
2017 License and Permit Renewal  

R&R 120 - 3 - 23

Renewals Begin         August 1st, 2016
   Deadline to Renew      November 1st, 2016

 Email portable/fire suppression renewals to SFMLicense@sfm.ga.gov
 
120-3-23-.03 General Requirements Related to Licenses, Amended Licenses, Permits, Amended Permits, Renewals and Associated Fees.

(1) The licenses and permits required by O.C.G.A. Title 25, Chapter 12 and these rules and regulations shall be issued by the Commissioner for each license year beginning January 1 and expiring December 31 of the same year. The application for the renewal of a license or permit shall be filed by November 1.

(2) A license or permit which is invalid because of failure to renew it, shall be restored upon payment of the applicable fee plus a penalty equal to the applicable fee if said fees are paid within ninety (90) days of expiration. After ninety (90) days, the firm and the employees thereof must apply for new licenses and permits as required for an initial license or permit.
 
(3) Any firm or individual holding a valid license or permit desiring to perform an activity not covered by the current permit may submit an application for an amended license or permit at any time between January 1 and November 1
 
RENEWALS:  FEP=Portables, PEK=Pre-Engineered Kitchen, PEI=Pre-Engineered Industrial and  ESP=Engineered Fire Suppression Licenses/Permits:
 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED for RENEWAL:
  1. Company letter outlining your request in detail; include the types of Licenses you wish to renew along with any change in duties for company or Tech, including change of home address, cell phone numbers, etc.

  2. Complete Renewal Form  GID-221-SF. Please note more than one page requires signatures and/or to be notarized  

  3. Annual Registration with Georgia Secretary of State Corporations Division; copy of current registration

  4. Copy of Liability Insurance certificate and Surplus Lines Affidavit, if applicable.

  5. Copy of DOT letter stating your RIN, if your company performs hydrostatic testing; OR  separate company letter stating who you subcontract hydrostatic testing to, if you do not do this service                                                                                                         

  6. Certifications and CEU’s for EACH Technician listed in renewal documents. NO EXCEPTIONS, even if previously sent in!

  7. Color photos of all applicable tags, collars and labels for each type of License. ALL info on tag must be legible on scan!                            (License Number, Expiration Dates, Address, etc.)

  8. Applicable fees for each license type and permit renewal.  (Amount should equal the total fees for both License(s) and Permit(s) on page one (1) of renewal form)

  9. Scan ALL the above Completed documents, and copy of check in ONE PDF and email to: SFMLicense@sfm.ga.gov                                   Please use your company name on the subject line of e-mail.

  10. Mail your company letter and check, payable to:  Safety Fire Commissioner
                 MAIL TO:
                                                                                  

                          Georgia Department of Insurance
                          Fire Safety Division
                          PO Box 935136 
                          Atlanta, GA 31193-5136

 
Any questions please email  SFMLicense@sfm.ga.gov before emailing your renewal packet

 NOTES:
  • Do Not include someone who did not have a permit in 2016. They need a new application
  • If renewal applicant is not a U. S. citizen, you must include The Citizenship Affidavit Form GID-276-EN with document   (must be document listed on the form)   
              

  2017 SPRINKLER LICENSE RENEWAL
Read R&R 120-3-19
 
Renewal begin August 1, 2016
Deadline to Renew December 1, 2016
  
Email sprinkler renewal to  Brendolyn Nichols bnichols@sfm.ga.gov
 
NOTICE REGARDING INSPECTOR WAIVER RENEWALS:
 SEE 120-3-.07 (2) BELOW

 
120-3-19.05 Application to become certificate holder; certificate fee; demonstration of applicant's competence and knowledge; limitations on issuance of certificate; expiration and renewal of certificate.

 (5) A certificate holder desiring to renew his or her certificate shall submit a renewal application to the Commissioner and remit therewith a renewal fee of $150.00 for the upcoming year, between August 1st and no later than December 1st of the current year.

120-3-19.06 Licensing of each location; application; fee; prerequisites

(4) A fire protection sprinkler contractor license shall expire annually on December 31st of each year. A license holder desiring to renew his or her license shall submit a renewal application to the Commissioner and remit a renewal fee of $75.00 for the upcoming year, between August 1st and no later than December 1st of the current year.
 
120-3-19.07 Inspector's License

(2) Prior to obtaining a license, the applicant shall demonstrate evidence of his or her competence and employment by a sprinkler contractor by successfully completing a competency test. Newly hired applicants, not currently licensed, shall have twenty-four months from the date they are hired to pass all work elements for NICET Level III Certification in Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems. No first time applicant shall change their place of employment and be considered as "new applicant". Current license holders shall have twenty-four months from the effective date of these regulations, to pass all work elements for NICET Level III Certification in Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems. If these requirements are not met, within the time allotted, the license shall be returned to this office within ten working days after the twenty-four months have lapsed, and shall become null and void. The license shall not be re-issued until these requirements are met.

(4) A fire protection sprinkler system inspector license shall expire annually on December 31st of each year. A license holder desiring to renew his or her license shall submit a renewal application to the Commissioner and remit a renewal fee of $75.00 for the upcoming year, between August 1st and no later than December 1st of the current.

120-3-19.08 Fire protection systems designer license

(3)
A fire protection system designer license shall expire on December 31st of each year. A license holder desiring to renew his or her license shall submit a renewal application to the Commissioner and remit a renewal fee of $75.00 for the upcoming year, between August 1st and no later than December 1st of the current year.

DOCUMENTS  REQUIRED:
 
1.   A company letter detailing your request, including services provided and any changes since last issuances
         (i.e. address changes, employee separation).

2.   A completed renewal form GID-221-SF. Please note that the renewal requires signatures for all licensees being renewed. 

3.   Certification certificate for certificate of competency (NICET level III or higher in Layout).

4.   Designer license certification certificate (current PE license in GA or NICET level II in Layout) if applicable.

5.   Inspector certification certificate ( NICET III in Inspection & Testing) if applicable.

6.   Testing confirmation from NICET in Inspections & Testing or letter showing next test date (if renewing on a waiver within twenty-four
         months allotted to pass  all work elements for NICET level III certification in Inspections & Testing of water-based systems).

7.   If renewal applicant is not a U.S. citizen, include the citizenship affidavit form GID-276-EN and a clear copy of a secured and verifiable ID
         (front and back).

8.   Insurance certificate & surplus lines affidavit, if applicable.

9.   Color photos of tags in one photo: three up and three down (front & back).

10. Applicable renewal fees for each license renewal, payable to Safety Fire Commissioner.

11. Scan the above completed documents, including a copy of the check, into one PDF file and email to bnichols@sfm.ga.gov.

12. Mail your company letter and check to the lockbox address:   
  
                                                                
                    Georgia Department of Insurance
                    Fire Safety Division
                    P.O. Box 935136 
                    Atlanta, GA 31193-5136
   
Any questions please email  bnichols@sfm.ga.gov before emailing your renewal.

Do not include anyone that did not have a license in 2016 on the renewal. They need a new application.
 

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