Iowa Code 100D.13
License Reciprocity: Fire Protection System Installer or Maintenance Worker
When an emergency declaration is in effect, the state fire marshal can issue temporary licenses to fire protection system installers and maintenance workers who are currently licensed in another state. This license will only be valid for 90 days.
In response to a petition completed pursuant to rule 5.6(17A,546), a board may in its sole discretion issue an order waiving in whole or in part the requirements of a rule if the board finds, based on clear and convincing evidence, all of the following: 1. The application of the rule would impose an undue hardship on the person for whom the waiver is requested; 2. The waiver from the requirements of the rule in the specific case would not prejudice the substantial legal rights of any person; 3. The provisions of the rule subject to the petition for a waiver are not specifically mandated by statute or another provision of law; and 4. Substantially equal protection of public health, safely, and welfare will be afforded by a means other than that prescribed in the particular rule for which the waiver is requested.1. The state fire marshal may issue a temporary fire protection system installer and maintenance worker license to a person, providing that all of the following conditions are met: a. The person is currently licensed or certified to perform work as a fire protection system installer and maintenance worker in another state. b. The person meets any additional criteria for a temporary license established by the state fire marshal by rule. c. The person provides all information required by the state fire marshal. d. The person has paid the fee for a temporary license, which fee shall be established by the state fire marshal by rule. e. The person intends to perform work as a fire protection system installer and maintenance worker only in areas of this state which are covered by a disaster emergency declaration issued by the governor pursuant to section 29C.6. 2. A temporary license issued pursuant to this section shall be valid for ninety days. The state fire marshal may establish criteria and procedures for the extension of such licenses for additional periods, which in no event shall exceed ninety days. 3. A temporary license shall be valid only in areas of the state which are subject to a disaster emergency declaration issued by the governor pursuant to section 29C.6 at the time at which the license is issued, which become subject to such a declaration during the time the license is valid, or which were subject to such a declaration issued within the six months preceding the issuance of the license.