Fire Protection License Application Path - ContractorLicense Types:
- F-1 Fire Protection Unlimited Contractor
- F-3 Fire Protection Limited Contractor
CT Residents Applying for a Contractor License:
- Submit a copy of your current CT Journeypersons license and the date first issued; must be held for at least 2 years
Out of State Residents Applying for a Contractor License:
Contractor applicants need to prove the equivalent experience and training to that of a CT journeyperson, as well as an additional two years of on the job training and/or experience. For example, F-1 applications require proof of 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and an additional two years for a total of 12,000 hours, and 576 hours of related instruction.
License type: On the job training hours: Classroom hours:
F-1 8,000 + 2 years (4,000) = 12,000 576
F-3 6,000 + 2 years (4,000) = 10,000 432
Submit the following documentation for proof of equivalent experience and training with your application:
- Work history and/or resume
Must include the number of years the journeyperson license requires and an additional two years of on the job training and/or experience, as required for the contractor license. For example, F-1 applicants must prove six years of on the job training and/or experience
- Letters from current or previous employer(s)
Letters must be on company letterhead, dated, and notarized, and must include the dates of employment and a specific, detailed description of your on-the job-training and work experience, including all aspects included in the scope of work you are applying for.
NOTE: Letters that do not meet the criteria listed above will not be accepted. This will significantly delay the processing of your application.
NOTE: Do not submit W-2’s, 1099’s or tax returns for proof of your on the job training or work experience. They will not be accepted. Letters from employers are required.
- Proof of your business/experience as a contractor, if applicable
Name of business and dates of ownership/contractor for your business
Two of the following documents: reference letters from clients, suppliers and/or inspectors and/or permits issued to your business for work conducted
- Proof of related instruction
Copies of transcripts, diplomas, and certificates for proof of completion of all required classes for the license type you are applying for.
Example – F-1 and F-2 applications require 576 hours of classroom related instruction
Note: On-the job training and work experiences CAN NOT be considered in lieu of the required classroom training.
- Out of state apprenticeship completion, if applicable
Certificate of apprenticeship completion in another state or jurisdiction
- Out of state licenses, if applicable
All three items below must be submitted:
- Copies of all occupational trade licenses held in any state or jurisdiction
- Documentation including laws and regulations from that state or -jurisdiction that reflect the requirements met to obtain these licenses
- Scope of work for these licenses
NOTE: Your out of state license will not be considered for equivalency unless all items listed above are submitted. This will cause a significant delay to the processing of your application.