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Fire Suppression Systems Worker

This license is required to perform work involving installation, alteration, repair, testing, servicing, maintenance, inspection and/or certification of fire suppression systems. A Fire Suppression Systems Apprentice may perform work under a Registered Apprenticeship Program.

Persons employed as a Fire Suppression System Worker must work for a licensed contractor. This license does not authorize the operation of a business.

This license must be renewed every three years.


How to Apply

Apply online now via eCLIPSE or visit the Public Services Concourse of the Municipal Services Building

Eligibility Requirements

  • Proof of Exam
    • Successful completion of the examination for Fire Suppression Installer/ Worker as administered by the  International Code Council within one year prior to this application.
  • Experience
  • Proof of completion Registered Fire Suppression System Apprenticeship Program.

Note: The Department may issue a license by reciprocity to an individual who holds a similar authorization granted by any other state or local jurisdiction which establishes qualification requirements equal to, or greater than, those established under the Philadelphia Code. 

  • Photo ID
    • 2”x2” photo ID (passport quality)


  • Initial Application
    • There is a non-refundable application filing fee of $20.00, which is applied towards the cost of the License ($150.00). The balance of the license fee is due upon application approval.
  • License Renewal Application
    • The renewal fee is $150.00

Payment Information

RETURNED CHECKS: If your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, (1) you authorize The City of Philadelphia or its agent to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account to collect a fee of $20; and (2) The City of Philadelphia or its agent may re-present your check electronically to your depository institution for payment.