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Firefighters at Work, Charleston

 Supervision of Fire Protection Workers

Authority: West Virginia Code, Chapter 29, Article 3D  &  West Virginia Code of State Rules 103-3   

Effective January 1, 2009, no person may perform fire protection work as defined in 29-3D unless licensed by the State Fire Marshal. 

Effective July 1, 2009 ALL fire protection work will include Portable Fire Extinguishers, Engineered and Pre-Engineered Suppression Systems (Range Hoods) as well as Sprinkler Fitters and Sprinkler Design Layout Technicians.   

Licensure Process

Persons wishing to obtain their Fire Protection License shall provide the following prior to the issuance of the license:

1.  Complete the Fire Marshal application
2.  Be at least 18 years of age
3.  Pay all application and license fees
4.  Submit ALL work experience, certification and supporting documentation

Basic Classification Requirements

Download the Application for Fire Protection Workers to see basic licensure requirements

Application & Applicable Statute and Legislative Rules

Application for Fire Protection Workers License
Legislative Rule CSR103-3 "Supervision of Fire Protection Workers"
Chapter 29, Article 3D "Supervision of Fire Protection Workers" 

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