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An Ordinance Amending Chapter 2-5, Article VI Of The Charlotte County Code, Security Alarm Systems; Amending The Definition Of Alarm Site And Alarm User; Providing For The Application Of Registration And Fines For Alarm Sites With Multiple Security Alarm

OKLAHOMA

OAC 310:205 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

TITLE 310. OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

CHAPTER 205. ALARM INDUSTRY

"Unofficial Copy"



Subchapter Section
1. General Provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310:205-1-1
3. License Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310:205-3-1
5. Special Provisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310:205-5-1
7. Enforcement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310:205-7-1
Appendix A. Table of Alarm Industry License Requirement [REVOKED]
[Authority: 59 O.S., §§ 1800.1 et seq.]
[Source: Codified 12-31-1991]


OAC 310:205 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

SUBCHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS


Section
310:205-1-1. Purpose
310:205-1-2. Definitions
310:205-1-3.
310:205-1-3.1
Adopted references
Compliance with intent of chapter

310:205-1-1. Purpose
The rules in this Chapter implement the Alarm Industry Act,
Title 59 O.S. Supp. 1996, Section 1800.1 et seq.
[Source: Amended at 14 Ok Reg 935, eff 1-8-1997 (emergency);
Amended at 14 Ok Reg 3125, eff 7-25-1997]

310:205-1-2. Definitions
The following words or terms, when used in this Chapter, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
"BOCA"
means Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc.
"Burglar alarm company"
means an alarm industry business which offers to, or engages in the planning, installation, repair, alteration, maintenance, service, sale, inspection or advertisement of burglar alarms.
"Burglar alarm company manager"
means an officer or manager of a company, corporation, partnership or proprietorship, with the authority to bind the company by contract, who shall provide direct supervision over the function and local operations of such alarm industry business or a branch thereof. "Burglar alarm salesperson" means an individual who is employed by an Oklahoma licensed burglar alarm company to sell burglar alarm equipment.
"Burglar alarm technician"
means an individual who is employed by an Oklahoma licensed burglar alarm company to install, service
"Burglar alarm technician trainee"
means an individual who is employed by an Oklahoma licensed burglar alarm company to assist burglar alarm technicians or managers and learn to properly install service and sell burglar alarm equipment.
"CABO"
means The Council of American Building Officials.
"Certification of an alarm system"
shall mean testing per applicable code of any burglar alarm, fire alarm, or sprinkler alarm system by a properly licensed alarm individual working for a properly licensed alarm company to verify that the system complies with all of the requirements of the applicable code or standard. "Certification of Personnel" shall mean proof of successful completion of a standardized formal program of related instruction and testing as provided by a recognized organization and approved by the Alarm Industry Committee in compliance with section 310:205-3-2(f)of this chapter.
"Commercial building"
means a building or structure used for any purpose or occupancy that is not defined in this section as a Residential Building.
"Committee"
means the Alarm Industry Committee.
"Department"  means the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
"Fire alarm company"
means an alarm industry business which offers to, or engages in the planning, installation, repair, alteration, maintenance, service, sale, inspection or advertisement of fire alarms. The company will be licensed as a limited or unlimited fire alarm company as defined by this chapter.
"Fire alarm company manager"
means an officer or manager of a company, corporation, partnership or proprietorship, with the authority to bind the company by contract, who shall provide direct supervision over the function and local operations of such alarm industry business or a branch thereof.
"Fire alarm salesperson"
means an individual who is employed by an Oklahoma licensed fire alarm company to sell fire alarmequipment.
"Fire sprinkler inspector" means an individual who is employed by an Oklahoma licensed alarm company to inspect and test a fire alarm sprinkler system to determine if it has been installed and is operating according to the appropriate code or standard.
"Fire alarm technician" means an individual who is employed by an Oklahoma licensed Fire Alarm Company to install, service and sell fire alarm equipment.
"Fire alarm technician trainee" means an individual who is employed by an Oklahoma licensed Fire Alarm Company to assist fire alarm technicians or managers and learn to properly install, service and sell fire alarm equipment.
"Fire sprinkler company" means an Alarm Industry Business which employs a Fire Sprinkler Company Manager. An Oklahoma licensed Fire Sprinkler Technician or Manager shall be on any job site where fire sprinkler work is being performed. The company will be licensed as a limited or unlimited company as defined by this chapter.
"Fire sprinkler company manager" means an officer or manager of a company, corporation, partnership or proprietorship, with the authority to bind the company by contract, who shall provide direct supervision over the function and local operations of such alarm industry business or a branch thereof.
"Fire sprinkler technician" means an individual who is employed by an Oklahoma licensed alarm company to install, service and sell fire sprinkler equipment.
"Fire sprinkler technician trainee" means an individual who is employed by an Oklahoma licensed fire sprinkler company to assist fire sprinkler technicians or managers and learn to properly install and service fire sprinkler systems.
"IBC" means the International Building Code.
"ICC" means the International Code Council, Inc.
"Inspection" shall mean the visual observation or alarm system test of any burglar alarm system, fire alarm system or fire sprinkler system to determine if the alarm system has been installed and is operating according to the applicable code or standard.
"Limited fire alarm license" means the category of license which authorizes a fire alarm company, manager, technician or salesperson to engage in the alarm industry activities in compliance with this Chapter for fire alarm systems used in Residential Building and manufactured housing.
"Limited fire sprinkler license" means the category of license which authorizes a fire sprinkler company, manager, or technician to engage in the alarm industry activities in compliance with this Chapter for fire sprinkler systems used in Residential Building and manufactured housing.
"Manufactured Housing" means a structure, transportable in one or more sections, which in the traveling mode is 8 body feet (2438 body mm) or more in width or 40 body feet (12 192 body mm) or more in length, or, when erected on site, is 320 square feet (30 m2)or more, and which is built on a permanent chassis and designed to be used as a dwelling with or without a permanent foundation when connected to the required utilities, and includes the plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electrical systems contained therein. For the purpose of these rules, a mobile home shall be considered a manufactured home, and each shall be regarded as manufactured housing.
"Monitoring company" means an alarm industry business which offers to, or does monitor burglar and/or fire alarms located in Oklahoma.
"Monitoring company manager" means an individual who is employed by an Oklahoma licensed alarm company and has control of the monitoring of alarm systems located in Oklahoma.
"Multiple activity office" means a location where more than one regulated activity is performed or conducted.
"Multipurpose Fire Sprinkler System" means a single piping system within residential building and manufactured housing where the same piping system simultaneously serves both domestic and fire protection needs and are not independent systems in any manner as described by the 1999 edition Standard for the installation of Sprinkler Systems in One and Two Family Dwellings
(NFPA 13D).
"NBFAA" means the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association.
"NFPA" means the National Fire Protection Association.
"NICET" means the National Institute of Certification in Engineering Technologies, a certification program sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers.
"NTS" means The National Training School, created by the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) to provide standardized training and testing for the certification of burglar and fire alarm individuals.
"Ownership" means the dominion, title or proprietary right in a company subject to the Alarm Industry Act and this Chapter.
"Residential building" shall mean buildings arranged for the use of one (1)- or two (2)-family dwelling units, including not more than five (5) lodgers or boarders per family and multiple singlefamily dwellings where each unit has an independent means of egress and is separated by a two (2)-hour fire separation assembly and all detached one (1)- or two (2)-family dwellings not more than three (3) stories in height, and the accessory structures as indicated in the 1995 edition of the CABO One and Two Family Dwelling Code. "Security verification" means information submitted to the appropriate authority on each applicant to verify any criminal records. "Unlimited fire alarm license" means the category of license which authorizes a fire alarm company, manager, technician or salesman to engage in the alarm industry activities in compliance with this Chapter for any residential or commercial application. "Unlimited fire sprinkler license" means the category of license which authorizes a fire sprinkler company, manager or technician to engage in the alarm industry activities in compliance with this chapter for any residential or commercial application"Vehicle alarm company" means an alarm industry business which offers to, or engages in the planning, installation, repair, alteration, maintenance, service, sale, or inspection of vehicle alarms.
"Vehicle alarm company manager" means an individual who has control of an Oklahoma licensed vehicle alarm company.

[Source: Amended at 10 Ok Reg 1983, eff 6-1-1993; Amended at 14 Ok Reg 935, eff 1-8-1997 (emergency); Amended at 14 Ok Reg 3125, eff 7-25-1997; Amended at 15 Ok Reg 1075, eff 12-15-1997 (emergency); Amended at 15 Ok Reg 3146, eff 7-13-1998; Amended at 19 Ok Reg 2057, eff 6-27-2002; Amended at 21 Ok Reg 2718, eff 7- 12-2004; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 2368, eff 7-11-2005] 310:205-1-3. Adopted references

The Board of Health hereby incorporates by reference the International Code Council (ICC) 2003 (IBC) Edition International Building Code; the (2002) Edition National Electrical Code (NFPA 70); the 2002 Edition National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72); the 2002 Edition Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems(NFPA 13); the 2002 Edition Standard for the installation of Sprinkler

Systems in One and Two Family Dwellings (NFPA 13D); the 2002 Edition Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies up to and Including Four stories in Height OAC 310:205 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (NFPA 13R); the 2003 Edition Standard for the Installation of

Standpipe and Hose Systems (NFPA 14); the 2001 Edition Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection (NFPA 15); the 2003 Edition Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems (NFPA 16); the 2003 Edition Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection (NFPA 20); the 2002 Edition Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances (NFPA 24); the 2002 Edition Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (NFPA 25); and the 2003 Edition Code for Safety to Life from Fire in Buildings and Structures (NFPA 101) as the minimum standard of installation for the alarm industry in Oklahoma. If a conflict exists between any of the above referenced installation standards, the more stringent standard shall apply. If a conflict exists between any of the above referenced codes or standards and any rule in this chapter, the rule in this chapter shall apply.
[Source: Added at 14 Ok Reg 935, eff 1-8-1997 (emergency); Added at 14 Ok Reg 3125, eff 7-25-1997; Amended at 19 Ok Reg 2057, eff 6-27-2002; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 2368, eff 7-11-2005] 310:205-1-3.1 Compliance with intent of chapter Where no specific standards or requirements are specified in this chapter or within other codes or regulations adopted by the State Department of Health, compliance with the applicable standards of the National Fire Protection Association or other nationally recognized fire safety standards approved by the State is prima facie evidence of compliance with the intent of this chapter.
[Source: Added at 21 Ok Reg 2718, eff 7-12-2004]

 

OAC 310:205 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

SUBCHAPTER 3. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

 

Section
310:205-3-1. General alarm license requirements
310:205-3-2. License fees, period and display, and examination alternatives or prerequisites
310:205-3-3. Burglar alarm license requirements
310:205-3-4. Fire alarm license requirements
310:205-3-5. Monitoring license requirements
310:205-3-6. Vehicle alarm license requirements
310:205-3-7. Fire sprinkler license requirements


310:205-3-1. General alarm license requirements

(a) The categories of licensing in the alarm industry shall be:
(1) Burglar alarm;
(2) Limited fire alarm;
(3) Unlimited fire alarm;
(4) Alarm Monitoring;
(5) Vehicle alarm; or
(6) Fire sprinkler.
(b) General licensing requirements for the alarm industry are set forth in Appendix A of this Chapter.
[Source: Amended at 10 Ok Reg 1983, eff 6-1-1993; Amended at 14 Ok Reg 935, eff 1-8-1997 (emergency); Amended at 14 Ok Reg 3125, eff 7-25-1997; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 2368, eff 7-11-2005]

310:205-3-2. License fees, period and display, and examination alternatives or prerequisites

(a) License fees. The following fees apply to alarm industry licensure:
(1) Initial licensing fee
(A) Alarm Company License - $250.00; license issued after February 1, but before the end of the State fiscal year - $125.00
(B) Company Manager - $200.00
(C) Alarm Technician/Alarm Technician Trainee - $75.00
(D) Alarm Salesperson - $75.00
(E) Re-Examination, Per Attempt - $50.00
(F) Inspector - $75.00
(G) Fire Sprinkler Technician -$75.00
(H) Fire Sprinkler Technician Trainee $20.00
(2) Duplicate or Revised license $25.00
(I) Renewal fees
(A) Company License - $250.00
(B) Company Manager - $100.00
(C) Technician - $35.00
(D) Alarm Technician Trainee - $25.00
(E) Alarm Salesperson $35.00
(F) Inspector $35.00
(b)
(G) Fire Sprinkler Technician Trainee $15.00
License period.
(1) A license shall expire on June 30, 1991, and each year thereafter. Beginning on July 1, a license may be renewed by paying double the renewal fee.
(2) Initial application for Alarm Technicians, Sales and Trainees shall be submitted within three (3) working days of employment to the Department. This registration shall be contingent on a security background investigation.
(3) A license which has been expired for more than two (2) years shall not be renewed. An individual may obtain a valid license by successful completion of the appropriate examination and/or certification and other licensure requirements.
(c) Re-examination. Any applicant failing to pass the appropriate examination shall be required to retake the same category examination after payment of the appropriate retest fee pursuant to 310:205-3-2(a)(1).
(d) Company license display. The state issued company license number shall be placed on all letterhead stationery, business cards, invoices, statements, contracts, bids, estimates and printed advertisements, and shall be included in electronic media advertisements. Decals and yard signs shall display the state issued company license number. The state issued license number shall be located on all vehicles that display the alarm company name.
(e) Personal license display. Each Manager, Technician,Technician Trainee, or Salesperson, shall possess the state issued card any time the person is working. The card shall be shown when requested.
(f) Certification.
(1) An applicant for an alarm license may submit certification or proof of passing the appropriate examination(s) from a nationally recognized organization as a prerequisite to, or as a substitute for, an alarm examination administered by the Department as provided for in Sections 310:205-3-3, 310:205-3-4 or 310:205-3-7 of this Chapter.
(2) In order to qualify, certification submitted by an applicant for alarm licensure shall be from an organization that issues national certification to individuals in the alarm industry and is based on successful completion of an examination which determines if the applicant is sufficiently knowledgeable in alarm systems or technical sub-fields of alarm systems to plan, install, repair, alter, maintain, service, sell, inspect, advertise, and monitor alarm systems or technical sub-fields of alarm systems according to nationally acceptable code standards.

(3) The Department shall accept certification from an organization if the certification standards have been verified

(A) shall conduct certification activities which are national in scope;
(B) shall be administratively independent in matters pertaining to certification. Administratively independent means that all policy decisions relating to certification matters are the sole decision of the certifying organization and not subject to approval by any other body or the membership of an affiliated body, and that all financial matters related to the operation of the certifying organization are segregated from those of the parent or any affiliated organization;
(C) shall demonstrate that the organization staff possesses the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct the certification or re-certification programs or that non-staff consultants and professionals are available to sufficiently supplement staff knowledge and skills;
(D) shall use reliable testing mechanism(s) to evaluate individual knowledge that is objective, fair to all candidates, job-related, and based on the knowledge and skills needed to function in the alarm industry or technical sub-field of the alarm industry;
(E) shall establish pass/fail levels that protect the public determining if the applicant is sufficiently knowledgeable in alarm systems to design, install, service, and sell alarm systems or technical sub-fields of the alarm industry that meet applicable code standards, and that are generally acceptable in the psychometric community as being fair and reasonable; and
(F) shall publish and make available to the Department general descriptive materials on the procedures used in examination construction and validation, all eligibility requirements and determination procedures, and the procedures for examination administration including exam dates and locations, fees, reporting of results, recertification requirements, and grievance or appeals procedures.

[Source: Amended at 10 Ok Reg 1983, eff 6-1-1993; Amended at 14 Ok Reg 935, eff 1-8-1997 (emergency); Amended at 14 Ok Reg 3125, eff 7-25-1997; Amended at 15 Ok Reg 1075, eff 12-15-1997 (emergency); Amended at 15 Ok Reg 3146, eff 7-13-1998; Amended at 16 Ok Reg 2454, eff 6-25-1999; Amended at 18 Ok Reg 647, eff 1-10-2001 (emergency); Amended at 18 Ok Reg 2027, Eff 6/11/2001; Amended at 20 Ok Reg 503, eff 1-6-2003 (emergency); Amended at 20 Ok Reg 2354, eff 7-11-2003; Amended at 21 Ok Reg 2718, eff 7-12-2004; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 2368, eff 7-11-2005]


310:205-3-3. Burglar alarm license requirements

Licensing requirements for the burglar alarm industry are as follows:

(1) Company.
(A) Each company shall employ an Oklahoma licensed burglar alarm company manager who is responsible for the operations of the company’s office. Any company maintaining multiple activity offices within Oklahoma, shall have a licensed burglar alarm manager at each office. Each burglar alarm company shall employ an Oklahoma licensed burglar alarm company manager. After January 1, 2003, all burglar alarm companies applying for initial licensure and/or any burglar alarm company which changes its burglar alarm company manager or ownership shall comply with section 310:205-3-3(2)(C) of this chapter. After July 1, 2003, all burglar alarm companies will comply with section 310:205-3-3(2)(C) of this chapter.
(B) A licensed burglar alarm technician or manager shall be on site for any work being performed.
(C) A burglar alarm company may operate multiple activity offices provided each office has the same name and ownership of the parent company and shall operate in compliance with 310:205-3-3(1)(A). The company will notify the department of the physical address and telephone number for each multiple activity office in accordance with 59 O.S. Section 1800.10.
(D) The alarm company shall remove access and "lockout" codes from the alarm system after the legal termination of the monitoring agreement on customer-owned equipment upon the receipt of a written request from the owner to remove such codes.
(E) The customer shall be given a copy of all documents at the time of the sale and the company shall maintain a copy of all of the documents. All monitoring and/or lease contracts shall include, as a minimum, the following information: the initial term of the agreement, the renewal term of the agreement, the terms for notification of cancellation of the agreement as well as the costs involved of all the terms of the agreement, the company name and the state issued license number, the sales representative’s name and state issued license number, and the customer’s name and address. The minimum information described above shall be disclosed in one of the following two ways:
(i) Printed on the front or face of the written contract in not less than twelve (12) point bold type and at least two (2) points larger than the rest of type size of the remaining text in the written contract; or,
(ii) On a separate disclosure form appended to the written contract and dated, and signed by the customer and the licensed alarm company representative who made the sale.

(2) Manager
(A) Each application for licensure as a manager shall include verification of at least eight thousand (8,000) hours of experience in the burglar alarm business. The experience shall include 4000 hours verified/or licensed experience as a Burglar Alarm technician. If applying for licensure as a burglar and fire alarm manager, 4000 hours of verified experience in each classification shall be required.
(B) Each licensed burglar alarm company manager shall pass an examination administered by the Department which qualifies him and determines if the applicant is sufficiently knowledgeable in burglar alarms to plan, install, repair, alter, maintain, service, sell, inspect, advertise, and monitor burglar alarm systems according to acceptable code standards.
(C) Each licensed burglar alarm company manager shall be responsible for all activities conducted within the State of Oklahoma by the multi-activity office where they are listed as manager.
(D) Each licensed burglar alarm company manager shall have a security background verification.

(3) Technician.
(A) Each technician shall work for a licensed burglar alarm company and under the supervision of a burglar alarm company manager.
(B) Each technician shall pass an examination administered by the Department which determines if the applicant is sufficiently knowledgeable in burglar alarms to design, install, service, and sell burglar alarm systems that meet applicable code standards when installed; or in lieu of examination by the Department, an applicant for a license as a burglar alarm technician shall submit proof of Level 1 certification by NBFAA/NTS or proof of certification by another organization that offers national certification to individuals in the burglar alarm industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this Chapter.
(C) Each technician shall have a security background verification.

(4) Technician/Salesman Trainee.
(A) A technician/salesman trainee shall be employed by a licensed Oklahoma burglar alarm company.
(B) A technician/salesman trainee shall work under the direct supervision of a licensed burglar alarm company manager, burglar alarm technician or a burglar alarm salesman.
(C) There shall be no more than three (3) technician/salesman trainees per burglar alarm company manager, burglar alarm technician or burglar alarm salesman per job site.
(D) Each technician/salesman trainee shall have security background verification.

(5) Salesperson.
(A) Each salesperson shall work for a licensed burglar alarm company and under the supervision of a burglar alarm company manager.
(B) Each salesperson shall pass an examination administered by the Department which determines if the applicant is sufficiently knowledgeable in burglar alarms to design and sell burglar alarm systems that meet applicable code standards when installed; or in lieu of examination by the Department, an applicant for a license as a burglar alarm salesperson may submit proof of Level 1 certification by NBFAA/NTS or proof of certification by another organization that offers national certification to individuals in the burglar alarm industry in accordance with subsection 310:205- 3-2(f) of this Chapter.
(C) Each salesperson shall have a security background verification. [Source: Amended at 10 Ok Reg 1983, eff 6-1-1993; Amended at 14 Ok Reg 935, eff 1-8-1997 (emergency); Amended at 14 Ok Reg 3125, eff 7-25-1997; Amended at 15 Ok Reg 1075, eff 12-15-1997 (emergency); Amended at 15 Ok Reg 3146, eff 7-13-1998; Amended at 16 Ok Reg 2454, eff 6-25-1999; Amended at 18 Ok Reg 647, eff 1-10- 2001 (emergency); Amended at 18 Ok Reg 2027, eff 6/11/2001; Amended at 19 Ok Reg 2057, eff 6-27-2002; Amended at 20 Ok Reg 503, 1-6-2003 (emergency); Amended at 20 Ok Reg 2354, eff 7-11- 2003; Amended at 21 Ok Reg 2718, eff 7-12-2004; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 2368, eff 7-11-2005]

310:205-3-4. Fire alarm license requirements

Licensing requirements for the fire alarm industry are as follows:

(1) Company.
(A) Each company shall employ an Oklahoma licensed fire alarm company manager who is responsible for the operations of the company’s office. Any company maintaining multiple activity offices within Oklahoma shall have a licensed manager at each office regarding each regulated activity. Each company shall employ an Oklahoma licensed fire alarm company manager. After July 1, 2002, all fire alarm companies applying for initial licensure or any fire alarm company which changes managers or ownership shall comply with section 310:205-3-4 (2)(H) of this chapter. After July 1, 2003, all fire alarm companies will comply with section 310:205-3-4 (2)(H) of this chapter.
(B) A licensed fire alarm technician or manager shall be on site for any work being performed.
(C) A company whose manager only holds a limited fire alarm manager license shall be issued a limited fire alarm company OAC 310:205 OKLAHOMA STAT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH license.
(D) A company whose manager holds an unlimited fire alarm manager license shall be issued an unlimited fire alarm company license.
(E) A company with a limited fire alarm company license shall only offer to, or engage in the planning, installation, repair, alteration, maintenance, service, sale, inspection, or advertisement of fire alarms for use in Residential Building and manufactured housing.
(F) A company with an unlimited fire alarm company license may offer to, or engage in the planning, installation, repair, alteration, maintenance, service, sale, inspection, or advertisement of fire alarm systems for any residential or commercial use.
(G) Any equipment installed by a company as part of a fire alarm system shall be listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Factory Mutual or any other nationally recognized testing entities for such purpose.
(H) A fire alarm company may operate multiple activity offices provided each office has the same name and ownership of the parent company and shall operate in compliance with 310:205-3-4(1)(A). The company will notify the department of the physical address and telephone number for each multiple activity office in accordance with 59 O.S. Section 1800.10.
(I) A properly licensed fire alarm technician or manager of a properly licensed alarm company shall perform the initial testing, inspection, or certification of the entire fire alarm system, and that licensed alarm company shall assume full responsibility for the installation of the alarm system.

(2) Manager.

(A) Each application for licensure as a fire alarm manager shall include verification of at least eight thousand (8,000) hours of experience in the fire alarm business. The experience shall include 4000 hours verified/or licensed experience as a fire alarm technician. If applying for licensure as a burglar and fire alarm manager, 4000 hours of verified experience in each classification shall be required.
(B) Each manager shall pass an examination administered by the Department which qualifies him and determines if the applicant is sufficiently knowledgeable in fir alarms to plan, install, repair, alter, maintain, service, sell, inspect, advertise, and monitor fire alarm systems according to acceptable code standards.
(C) Each licensed company manager shall be responsible for all activities of the office they are listed as manager for within the State of Oklahoma.
(D) Each licensed company manager shall have a security background verification.
(E) A manager with a limited fire alarm manager license shall only offer to, engage in, or supervise the planning, installation, repair, alteration, maintenance, service, sale, inspection, or advertisement of fire alarm systems for use in Residential Building and manufactured housing.
(F) A manager with an unlimited fire alarm manager license may offer to, engage in, or supervise the planning, installation, repair, alteration, maintenance, service, sale, inspection, or advertisement of fire alarm systems for any residential or commercial use.
(G) An applicant for initial licensure as, or renewal of, an unlimited, fire alarm manager license shall submit proof of NICET II, technical sub-field Fire Alarm Systems, certification, NBFAA/NTS Level IIB certification or certification by another organization that offers national certification to individuals in the fire alarm industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this Chapter. After July 1, 2002, an applicant for initial licensure as an unlimited fire alarm manager license shall submit proof of NICET II, technical sub-field Fire Alarm Systems, certification; or NBFAA/NTS Level IIB Fire Systems Installation Standards, certification NBFAA/NTS Level IIB Controls & Communications, certification and Level IIA Advanced Electronics, certification; or NBFAA/NTS Level IIB Fire Systems Installation Methods and Level IIA Advanced Electronics, certification; or proof of certification by another organization which offers national certification to individuals in the fire alarm industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this Chapter. After July 1, 2003, an applicant for initial licensure as, or renewal of, an unlimited fire alarm manager license shall submit proof of NICET II, technical sub-field Fire Alarm Systems, certification; or NBFAA/NTS Level IIB Fire Systems Installation Standards, certification, NBFAA/NTS Level IIB Controls & Communications, certification and Level IIA Advanced Electronics, certification; or NBFAA/NTS Level IIB Fire Systems Installation Methods and Level IIA Advanced Electronics, certification or proof of certification by another organization which offers national certification to individuals in the fire alarm industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this Chapter.

(3) Technician.
(A) Each technician shall work for a licensed fire alarm company and under the supervision of a fire alarm company manager.
(B) Each technician shall pass an examination administered by the Department which determines if the applicant is sufficiently knowledgeable in fire alarms to design, install, service, and sell fire alarm systems that meet applicable code standards when installed.
(C) Each technician shall have a security background verification.
(D) Each technician shall perform or supervise only fire alarm work within the fire alarm license category for which the fire alarm company is licensed.
(E) An initial applicant for a limited technician license shall be issued a limited license after successful completion of the appropriate technician examination; or in lieu of examination by the Department, an applicant for a license as a limited fire alarm technician shall submit proof of Level 1 certification by NBFAA/NTS or proof of certification by another organization that offers national certification to individuals in the limited fire alarm industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this chapter.
(F) A technician with a limited technician license shall only install, repair, alter, maintain, service, sell, or inspect fire alarm systems for use in Residential Building. A technician with a limited technician license may be a trainee on commercial installations and service work including the install, repair, alter, maintenance, service and inspections as long as he or she is under the direct supervision of a licensed unlimited technician.
(G) A technician with an unlimited technician license may install, repair, alter, maintain, service, sell, or inspect fire alarm systems for any residential or commercial use.
(H) Beginning July 1, 2000, an applicant for an initial unlimited technician license, or an applicant for renewal of an unlimited technician license, may be issued an unlimited technician license after successful completion of the appropriate technician examination and submission of proof of passing the examinations required for NICET II certification, sub-field Fire Alarm Systems; or proof of NBFAA/NTS Level IIB Fire Systems Installation Standards, NBFAA/NTS Level IIB Controls and Communications, certification, and NBFAA/NTS Level IIA Advanced Electronics, certification; or NBFAA/NTS Level IIB Fire Alarm Installation Methods and Level IIA Advanced Electronics, certification; or proof of certification by another organization which offers national certification to individuals in the fire alarm industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this Chapter.

(4) Technician/Salesman trainee.
(A) A technician/salesman trainee shall be employed by a licensed Oklahoma fire alarm company.
(B) A technician/salesman trainee shall work under the direct supervision of a licensed fire alarm company manager, fire alarm technician or a fire alarm salesman.
(C) There shall be no more than three (3) technician/salesman trainees per fire alarm company manager or fire alarm technician per job site.
(D) Each technician/salesman trainee shall have a security background verification.
(E) Each technician/salesman trainee shall only install, repair, alter, maintain, service, sell, or inspect fire alarm systems within the fire alarm license category for which the supervisor is licensed.

(5) Salesperson.
(A) Each salesperson shall work for a licensed fire alarm company and under the supervision of a fire alarm company manager.
(B) Each salesperson shall pass an examination administered by the Department which determines if the applicant is sufficiently knowledgeable in fire alarms to design and sell fire alarm systems that meet applicable code standards when installed.
(C) Each salesperson shall have a security background verification.
(D) An applicant for an initial limited salesperson license shall be issued a limited license after successful completion of the appropriate salesperson examination; or in lieu of examination by the Department, an applicant for a license as a limited fire alarm salesperson shall submit proof ofcertification by NBFAA/NTS or proof of certification by another organization that offers national certification to individuals in the limited fire alarm industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-2-3(f) of this chapter.
(E) Each salesperson shall design and sell only fire alarm systems in the license category for which the fire alarm company is licensed.
(F) An initial applicant for an unlimited salesperson license shall be issued an unlimited license after successful completion of the appropriate salesperson examination or submission of proof of NICET II certification, sub-field Fire Alarm Systems, or NBFAA/NTS Fire Alarm Installation Methods and Life Safety Course, or NBFAA/NTS Practical Fire Alarm certification, or certification by another organization which offers national certification to individuals in the fire alarm industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this Chapter.

[Source: Amended at 10 Ok Reg 1983, eff 6-1-1993; Amended at 14 Ok Reg 935, eff 1-8-1997 (emergency); Amended at 14 Ok Reg 3125, 7-25-1997; Amended at 15 Ok Reg 1075, eff 12-15-1997 (emergency); Amended at 15 Ok Reg 3146, eff 7-13-1998; Amended at 16 Ok Reg 2454, eff 6-25-1999; Amended at 18 Ok Reg 647, eff 1-10-2001 (emergency); Amended at 18 Ok Reg 2027, eff 6/11/2001; Amended at 19 Ok Reg 2057, eff 6-27-2002; Amended at 20 Ok Reg 503, eff 1-6- 2003 (emergency); Amended at 20 Ok Reg 2354, eff 7-11-2003; Amended at 21 Ok Reg 2718, eff 7-12-2004; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 2368, eff 7-11-2005] 310:205-3-5. Monitoring license requirements Licensing requirements for the alarm monitoring industry are as follows:

(1) Company. Each company shall employ an Oklahoma licensed alarm monitoring company manager.
(2) Manager.
(A) Each manager shall be responsible for all activities of the company within the State of Oklahoma.
(B) Each manager shall have a security background verification.

[Source: Amended at 14 Ok Reg 935, eff 1-8-1997 (emergency); Amended at 14 Ok Reg 3125, eff 7-25-1997] 310:205-3-6. Vehicle alarm license requirements Licensing requirements for the vehicle alarm industry are as follows:

(1) Company. Each company shall employ an Oklahoma licensed vehicle alarm company manager.
(2) Manager.
(A) Each manager shall be responsible for all activities of the company within the State of Oklahoma.
(B) Each manager shall have a security background verification.

[Source: Amended at 14 Ok Reg 935, eff 1-8-1997 (emergency); Amended at 14 Ok Reg 3125, eff 7-25-1997] 310:205-3-7. Fire sprinkler license requirements Licensing requirements for the fire sprinkler industry are as follows:

(1) Company.
(A) Each company shall employ an Oklahoma licensed fire sprinkler company manager who shall attend the operations of that office. Each company which maintains multiple offices within Oklahoma, except for offices established for single event activity such as job site construction offices, shall have a licensed manager at each individual office. The company licensed manager shall attend only one (1) of the company offices in Oklahoma.
(B) A licensed fire sprinkler technician or manager must be on job site of any being performed.
(C) A company whose manager only holds a limited fire sprinkler manager license shall be issued a limited fire sprinkler license.
(D) A company whose manager holds an unlimited fire sprinkler manager license shall be issued an unlimited fire sprinkler license.
(E) A company with a limited fire sprinkler company license shall only offer to, or engage in the planning, sales, installation, repair, alteration, service, and inspection of residential multipurpose fire sprinkler systems on residential building and manufactured housing.
(F) A company with an unlimited fire sprinkler company license may offer to, or engage in the planning, installation, repair, alteration, maintenance, service, sale, inspection, or advertisement of fire sprinkler systems for any residential or commercial use.

(2) Manager.
(A) Each unlimited fire sprinkler manager shall submit proof of Level Three certification by NICET or certification by another organization which offers national certification to individuals in the fire sprinkler industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this Chapter in the technical sub-field of automatic sprinkler systems layout, or possess a registration as a professional engineer in the State of Oklahoma in the field of fire protection.
(B) Each licensed limited or unlimited company manager further accepts full responsibility for all activities of his company within the State of Oklahoma.
(C) A fire sprinkler company manager is a specialty contractor whose principal contracting business is the execution of contracts requiring the art, ability, experience, knowledge, science, and skill to design, fabricate, install, inspect (other than electrical), alter or repair, fire sprinkler systems, piping or tubing and appurtenances and equipment pertaining thereto, including both overhead and underground non-potable water mains, fire hydrant mains, standpipes, and hose connections to fire sprinkler systems, air line systems used in connection with fire sprinkler systems, and tanks and pumps connected thereto, in compliance with nationally recognized standards including state and local codes and standards for layout, installation and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems.
(D) Each limited fire sprinkler manager shall submit proof of NICET II, technical sub-field of automatic sprinkler systems layout, or certification by another organization which offers national certification to individuals in the fire sprinkler industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this Chapter in the technical sub-field of automatic sprinkler systems layout, or possess a registration as a professional engineer in the state of Oklahoma in the field of fire protection.
(E) A limited fire sprinkler manager shall only offer to, engage in, or supervise the planning, installation, repair, alteration, maintenance, service, sale, inspection, or advertisement of multipurpose fire sprinkler systems for use in Residential Building and manufactured housing.
(F) An unlimited fire sprinkler manager may offer to, engage in, or supervise the planning, installation, repair, alteration, maintenance, service, sale, inspection, or advertisement of fire sprinkler systems for any residential of commercial use.

(3) Technician.
(A) Each limited or unlimited fire sprinkler technician must work for a licensed fire sprinkler company and work under the supervision of a fire sprinkler company manager.
(B) Each unlimited fire sprinkler technician must pass an examination administered by the Department which determines if the applicant is sufficiently knowledgeable to plan, install, repair, alter, maintain, service and sell (other than electrical), fire sprinkler systems that meet applicable code standards when installed in any residential or commercial building.
(C) Each limited technician shall submit proof of certification approved by the alarm industry committee which demonstrates successful completion of training and testing administered by the National Fire Sprinkler Association, the American Fire Sprinkler Association in the installation of residential multipurpose piping systems that serve both domestic water and fire protection needs for Residential Building and manufactured homes or certification by another organization which offers national certification to individuals in the fire sprinkler industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this Chapter. Certification programs shall consist of a minimum of 16 hours of residential training.
(D) An unlimited fire sprinkler technician working for a fire sprinkler company with a limited license shall only perform fire sprinkler work for which the company is licensed.

(4) Technician Trainee.
(A) A technician trainee shall be employed by a licensed Oklahoma fire sprinkler company.
(B) A technician trainee shall work under the direct supervision of a licensed fire sprinkler company manager or fire sprinkler technician.
(C) There shall be no more than ten (10) technician trainees per fire sprinkler company manager or fire sprinkler technician per job site.
(D) A technician trainee must submit a trainee application to the Oklahoma State Department of Health within fifteen (15) days of being hired by a Oklahoma licensed fire sprinkler

(5) company Inspector.
(A) An applicant for initial licensure as a Fire Sprinkler Inspector shall possess an alarm industry license with the unlimited fire sprinkler manager or unlimited fire sprinkler technician category or possess a registration as a professional engineer in the state of Oklahoma in the field of fire protection. Beginning July 1, 2005, an applicant for initial or renewal fire sprinkler inspector license shall also submit proof of NICET Level II certification in the subfield of Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems or OAC 310:205 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH submit proof of NICET Level III certification in the subfield of automatic sprinkler systems layout, or by another organization which offers national certification to individuals in the fire sprinkler industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this Chapter in the technical sub-field of automatic sprinkler systems layout, or possess a registration as a professional engineer in the State of Oklahoma in the field of fire protection. Beginning July 1, 2007, an applicant for initial or renewal fire sprinkler inspector license shall also submit proof of NICET Level III certification in the sub-field of Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems or submit proof of NICET Level III certification in the sub-field of automatic sprinkler systems layout, or certification by another organization which offers national certification to individuals in the fire sprinkler industry in accordance with subsection 310:205-3-2(f) of this Chapter in the technical sub-field of automatic sprinkler systems layout, or possess a registration as a professional engineer in the State of Oklahoma in the field of fire protection.
(B) Each fire sprinkler inspector shall work for a licensed fire sprinkler company.
(C) Each fire sprinkler inspector shall inspect and test each fire sprinkler system to determine if the system has been installed and is operating according to the appropriate code and standard before certifying the system.
(D) Each fire sprinkler inspector shall work for a fire sprinkler company which possesses an unlimited fire sprinkler company license.

[Source: Amended at 15 Ok Reg 1075, eff 12-15-1997 (emergency); Amended at 15 Ok Reg 3146, eff 7-13-1998; Amended at 16 Ok Reg 2454, eff 6-25-1999; Amended at 19 Ok Reg 2057, eff 6-27-2002; Amended at 21 Ok Reg 2718, eff 7-12-2004; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 2368, eff 7-11-2005]

 

OAC 310:205 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

SUBCHAPTER 5. SPECIAL PROVISIONS



310:205-5-1. Unlimited fire alarm tagging requirements
310:205-5-2. Fire sprinkler tagging requirements


310:205-5-1. Unlimited fire alarm tagging requirements

(a) White Tag (Installation sticker). The White Tag shall be the permanent visual record of the original installation and certification. The following additional requirements shall apply to the use of the White Tag:
(1) The tag must be permanently affixed to the main control panels as long as the system is in service.
(2) The tag shall be five inches (5") in height by four inches (4") in width and shall be water durable and have a selfadhesive backing.
(3) The tag shall bear the following information:
(A) "DO NOT REMOVE BY ORDER OF THE FIRE CODE OFFICIAL";
(B) The certifying company’s name, address, and telephone number (local office);
(C) The certifying company’s unlimited fire alarm license number;
(D) The signature and license number of the Unlimited Fire Alarm Technician certifying the system;
(E) The Fire Alarm Permit number;
(F) The model of the control panel;
(G) The date of certification; and,
(H) The Code, Edition and year under which the system was installed.
(4) Only the Fire Code Official may remove an installation tag.

(b) Traffic Light Bright Green Tag (Annual inspection tag/sticker). The Green Tag shall be the visual record of the last annual inspection or initial certification testing where the system was found to be operable with no impairments. The following additional requirements shall apply to the use of the Green Tag:
(1) The annual inspection must be conducted in accordance with NFPA testing standards and manufacturer’s specifications.
(2) The tag shall be five inches (5") in height by four inches (4") in width and shall have a self-adhesive backing or made of colored card stock placed in a plastic sleeve.
(3) The tag shall bear the following information:
(A) "DO NOT REMOVE BY ORDER OF THE FIRE CODE OFFICIAL;"
(B) The service company’s name, address, and telephone number (local office);
(C) The service company’s unlimited fire alarm license number;
(D) The signature and license number of the Unlimited Fire Alarm Technician certifying the system;and
(E) The date the inspection was performed.
(4) Only an Unlimited Fire Alarm Technician, employed by an Unlimited Fire Alarm Company or the Fire Code Official may remove the tag.

(c) Traffic Light Bright Yellow Tag (Annual inspection tag/sticker). Operational Fire Alarm System but with provide minor impairments. The intent of the Yellow Tag is to notification to the Authority Having Jurisdiction of a system that is operable with impairments that do not severely compromise the system’s functional operation. The Yellow Tag shall be the visual record of the last annual inspection where the system was found to be operable but with minor impairments. The following additional requirements shall apply to the use of the Yellow Tag:
(1) The annual inspection must be conducted in accordance with NFPA testing standards and manufacturer’s specifications.
(2) The tag shall be five inches (5") in height by four inches (4") in width and shall have a self-adhesive backing or made of colored card stock placed in a plastic sleeve.
(3) The tag shall bear the following information:
(A) "DO NOT REMOVE BY ORDER OF THE FIRE CODE OFFICIAL";
(B) The service company’s name, address, and telephone number (local office);
(C) The service company’s unlimited fire alarm license number;
(D) The signature and license number of the Unlimited Fire Alarm Technician certifying the system;
(E) The date the inspection was performed; and,
(F) A list of the impairments.
(4)Only an Unlimited Fire Alarm Technician, employed by an Unlimited Fire Alarm Company or the Fire Code Official may remove the tag.
(5) If a Yellow Tag is placed on a fire alarm system the Unlimited Fire Alarm Company shall notify the building owner or agent and the Fire Code Official in writing of all impairments immediately or as soon as practicable, but no later than seventy-two (72) hours.

(d)  Traffic Light Bright Red Tag (Annual inspection tag/sticker) Fire Alarm System Inoperable. The intent of the Red Tag is to provide notification to the Authority Having Jurisdiction of a Fire Alarm System that is inoperable.
(1) The annual inspection must be conducted in accordance with NFPA testing standards and manufacturer’s specifications.
(2) The tag shall be five inches (5") in height by four inches (4") in width and shall have a self-adhesive backing or made of colored card stock placed in a plastic sleeve.
(3) The tag shall bear the following information:
(A) "DO NOT REMOVE BY ORDER OF THE FIRE CODE OFFICIAL";
(B) The service company’s name, address, and telephone number (local office);
(C) The service company’s unlimited fire alarm license OAC 310:205 OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH number;
(D) The signature and license number of an Unlimited Fire Alarm Technician certifying the system;
(E) The date the inspection was performed;
(F) A list of the deficiencies that render the system inoperable; and,
(G) A list of any deficiencies present that do not render the system inoperable.
(4) Only an Unlimited Fire Alarm Technician, employed by an Unlimited Fire Alarm Company or the Fire Code Official may remove an annual inspection tag.
(5) If a Red Tag is placed on a fire alarm system the Unlimited Fire Alarm Company shall notify the building owner or agent and the Fire Code Official in writing of all impairments immediately or as soon as practicable, but no later than twenty-four (24) hours.

[Source: Added at 21 Ok Reg 2718, eff 7-12-2004; Amended at 22 Ok Reg 2368, eff 7-11-2005] 310:205-5-2. Fire sprinkler tagging requirements