Program Information

Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation in Montana, all Montana Department of Labor & Industry offices are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our clients and staff.  Our services are available through remote delivery.  We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.


Welcome to the Montana Fire Protection Licensure Program

The Fire Prevention Licensure Program makes every effort to include on this website all relevant information pertaining to the licensing and regulation of Fire Prevention Licensure in Montana.

Contact Information

Contact a License Technician:
Phone: (406) 444-6880
Email: dlibsdhelp@mt.gov

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License Information

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Company Hiring Entity (Sell, Install and Service)

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: The applicant must submit a $100 one-time processing fee plus the $100 endorsement fee per endorsement.

B. Requirements: The Department shall issue a license to an entity who:
Submit verification of liability insurance with limits stated in A.R.M. 24.144.403 PROOF OF INSURANCE

(1) Prior to issuance of a license and annually thereafter the entity shall obtain, maintain in full force and file with the department a full term commercial general liability insurance policy from an insurance company authorized to do business in the state of Montana and except as provided in (5), submit verification of workers' compensation insurance.

(2) An entity engaging in the business of servicing fire extinguishers shall submit a copy of commercial general liability insurance with a minimum limit per occurrence of $500,000 that includes premises/operations and products/ completed operations coverage.

(3) An entity engaging in the business of selling, servicing or installing fire alarm systems, special agent fire suppression systems or fire extinguisher systems shall submit a copy of commercial general liability insurance with a minimum limit per occurrence of $1,000,000 that includes premises/ operations and products/completed operations coverage.

(4) Failure to maintain liability insurance required under this chapter constitutes grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of a license.

(5) Sole proprietors or working members of a partnership who are on file with the department of labor and industry as independent contractors, with no employees, need not submit workers' compensation but shall submit independent contractor exemption verification to the department.

C. Renewal Schedule:  Not available to renew online at this time please contact program for specific renewal information

D. Renewal Fees:

E. Other Special License Requirements: Current Insurance and Workers' compensation.

Individual Endorsement (Sell, Install and Service)

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee: The applicant must submit $25 one time processing fee plus the following endorsement fees for each type of endorsement applying for:

Endorsement fees are $100 each.

B. Requirements: Fire Endorsee's
The department shall issue a license to an applicant who:

a. Certification of completion of all the Nicet work elements provided for under section ARM 24.144.502 or completion of Nicet II, with the verification of completion sent to the licensing program at the above address directly from Nicet

b. Completion of a state approved apprenticeship program with the verification of completion sent to the licensing program directly from the approving bureau;

c. Completion of manufacturer training with the verification of completion sent to the licensing program at the above address directly from the manufacturer; or

d. Currently holds the equivalent of endorsement in another jurisdiction provided that the applicant meets or exceeds the qualifications for endorsement in Montana and verification of endorsement is sent to the licensing program at the above address directly from the other state, territory, or federal government.

C. Renewal Schedule: Not available to renew online at this time please contact program for specific renewal information

D. Renewal Fees:

E. Continuing Education Requirements and Renewal Process: An endorsee shall obtain a minimum of eight hours (60 minutes per hour) annually and submit copies of continuing education certificates with the application for renewal. Up to eight hours earned in excess of the eight hours required in a licensing year may be carried over into the succeeding year. All applicants for renewal of endorsements shall have completed continuing education as provided in this rule as a condition to establish eligibility for renewal. The continuing education requirement will not apply until the endorsee's first full year of endorsement.

Fireworks Wholesaler

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

50-37-103 Unlawful sale, transportation, or use of fireworks.

A. Application Fee: Application fee of $55.00

The application form must contain the applicant's name, permanent address, business name, if any, principal place of business and a statement that the applicant has not been convicted of a crime involving the use, possession or sale of fireworks. The application must be notarized and accompanied by a certified copy of the applicant's birth certificate and three notarized letters attesting to the applicant's good moral character.

Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Statute/Rule Information

All of the Statutes and Rules listed here are applicable to this program.

Statutes are laws passed by the Legislature. All changes in statutes must go through the legislative process and be passed into law before they become effective. Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3 is the Uniform Regulatory Act passed by the Legislature in 1995. All professional and occupational licensing is covered in these statutes.

Administrative Rules pertaining to Fire Prevention Licensure are written and adopted by the Fire Prevention Licensure Program. The Program writes rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Program authority. Rules can be changed by going through the rule-making procedure. They do not go through the Legislative process. The Fire Prevention Licensure Program continuously reviews rules to determine needed changes.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State. There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version. In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this web site. A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State, by calling (406) 444-2034. A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana.

Administrative Rules

Rules Notices

Click here to find rules notices older than one year at the Montana Secretary of State website.


MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-308

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.417 registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT (published May 29, 2020)

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT (effective July 25, 2020)

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-307

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.402 definitions and 24.101.403 administrative fees, and the repeal of 24.101.401 purpose, 24.101.407 licensing, and 24.101.414 renewal notification

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-259

In the matter of the adoption of NEW RULE I registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION
posted November 7, 2011

NOTICE OF ADOPTION
posted January 27, 2012

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-203

In the matter of the adoption of NEW RULE I pertaining to licensee lookup database

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION
posted January 23, 2009

NOTICE OF ADOPTION
posted July 10, 2009

 

Statutes





Forms

Complaint Information

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry and Professional and Occupational Licensing Boards are charged with taking appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. To learn more about the complaint process or to file a complaint, please visit our Complaint Information page.

How to File a Complaint

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