In order to perform fire alarm, detection equipment, or protection work, fire protection individuals and companies licensed by the State of Ohio must be registered with the City of Columbus.
making application to work in the City of Columbus as a fire certified installer and fire protection company, applicants must be licensed by the Ohio
Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification for the
type of certification for which application is being made.
If you do not currently hold the required state licenses, visit the State
Fire Marshal’s website. Once you have obtained the required state licenses,
you may proceed with the City of Columbus application process.
Registered fire protection
permitted to perform work for which the associated fire certified installer registration has been issued. Issuance
of a City of Columbus fire
certified installer registration
shall be determined by the categories listed on the license issued by the Ohio
Division of State Fire Marshal, Bureau of Licensing and Certification.
Due to the state licensure requirement, the City of Columbus
does not require board approval for fire contractors. However, fire contractors
may appear before the Skilled
Trades Review Board for due process complaints (filed against or by the