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Sprinkler System Permit (2020)

The National Fire Code, Alberta Edition requires that water-based fire protection systems are in conformance with NFPA 25, “Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.”


Only qualified persons can install, alter, test or perform maintenance on automatic fire protection sprinkler systems when they have acquired one of the following:

  • A Journeyman’s certificate of training as a sprinkler fitter
  • A certificate of training approved by the Provincial Fire Administrator.

Working in the RMWB

A valid permit is required before any work is done on water-based fire protection systems. Businesses must complete the Sprinkler System Permit package and submit it to the Fire Prevention Branch for review and processing.


Records of audits, plans, tests, inspections, maintenance and operational procedures shall be made, and a copy shall be retained at the premises for two years.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Fire Prevention Branch at 780-792-5519 or e-mail us to Ask a Question.

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