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FMOInspectionFire Prevention Fee and Service Changes as of January 1, 2017

Fire prevention fees including certification exam fees are increasing in 2017. The fee increases are intended to more closely align fee levels with current service costs, and include an additional 7% increase to partially offset the cost of replacing aging technology systems in the Fire Marshal’s Office over the next five to six years.

Preview Certification changes.

Seattle Fire Department certification is required of persons who install, maintain, service and test fire and life safety systems in the city of Seattle.

The Seattle Fire Department administers examinations and provides a Certification Study Information packet. This packet is available online in PDF file format only.

The packet contains information on:

  • Exam dates and times
  • How to schedule an exam
  • List of private training associations
  • Study material bibliographies

View or download the Certification Study Information Packet.



Testing Application

$342 per examination, required once every 3 years

Renewal Application

No charge, however certificates must be renewed annually

Replacement Card Application

$46 per card

Certification fees can be paid by credit card.  Payment by credit card can be made by over the phone by calling (206) 386-1450 during regular business hours, in person at the Fire Marshal's Office during regular business hours or, for certification testing only, make your payment securely and conveniently online.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Certification Unit at (206) 386-1444 or (206) 386-1351.

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Last Modified:   December 06, 2016

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