Certification Testing

Certification Exams and Training Fees

A certification is required if you install, maintain, service, or test fire and life safety systems in the city. Examinations are administered based on the study information packet. The packet contains:

  • Exam dates and times
  • How to schedule an exam
  • Resources about fire and life safety issues
  • Study material bibliographies

More information is available in Administrative Rule 9.01.

What certification exam should I take? 

Exam $407 per examination - required once every 3 years
Renewal No charge - requires annual renewal
Replacement Card $55 per card


You can pay certification fees by check (payable to the City of Seattle) or credit card. Pay by credit card in person, over the phone at (206) 386-1450, or securely and conveniently online.

Schedule your exam

To schedule an exam: 

Note:  If you receive the recorded message, please follow the instructions. If you wish to receive a confirmation call, please request it in the message.   

You may schedule up to two exams. Re-tests will not be administered on the same day as the original test; a separate appointment must be made.   

Exams are administered: Monday and Wednesday at 2 p.m.; Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.  


220 3rd Avenue South, 2nd floor
Seattle, WA 98104-2608