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Contractor Licensing

Phone: 913-715-2233

111 S. Cherry STE 1000, Olathe, KS 66061

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Class DF Fire Protection Contractor License

CLASS “DF” - Fire Protection Contractor

Class “DF” license entitles the holder thereof to perform only fire sprinkler and fire protection equipment services regardless of occupancy or height.

How to Obtain a Johnson County Class “DF” Fire Protection Contractor’s License

We license contractors and firms. If you have any questions, please call staff by dialing (913) 715-2233.

  1. Provide a completed application form. There is a one-time $100 application fee and a $225 license fee. We need an original of the signed application, so applications must be submitted at or mailed to the office.
  2. Provide proof of General Liability and Worker’s Compensation insurance. Every company except a company with an “inactive license” must keep in force a policy of general liability insurance, including completed operations coverage, meeting the program’s mandatory standards and when required by the laws of Kansas, worker’s compensation insurance. If you claim exemption from the requirement of Worker’s Compensation insurance, you must complete and have notarized the Worker’s Compensation Waiver form. The insurance policy must be written with an insurance company licensed to do business in Kansas. A certificate of insurance or other satisfactory evidence of the insurance coverage is required at the time of application and annually at the time of license renewal.
  3. Establish the Qualifying Individual. Every licensed entity must have at least one responsible individual who will be known as the Qualifying Individual. The contractor can be the Qualifying Individual. Firms must have at least one Qualified Individual who is a full time employee (full time is defined as working 30 hours per week or more) of the company. The Qualifying Individual must possess either “1” or “2”, as follows:
    1. A Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Science, or Construction Management from an ABET or ACCE accredited program. Landscape Architecture degrees do not qualify. An official transcript establishes proof of degree qualification.
    2. A current National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technology (NICET) Automatic Sprinkler System Layout Level III or IV Certification, or NICET Water Based Sprinkler Layout Level III or Level IV. No ICC exams are currently approved for the DF license. No ICC or Prometric/ETS exams are accepted as methods of establishing the qualifying individual for the Class “DF” license.
  4. Provide documentary evidence of the Qualifying Individual’s experience. Candidates qualifying with a Bachelor of Science degree must provide evidence of 5 years’ experience. Possession of a NICET Automatic Sprinkler System Layout Level III or IV or Water Based Sprinkler Layout Level III or Level IV certificate is prima facie evidence of meeting the experience requirement.
  5. Confirm the identity of Qualified Individual and company owner with a government issued photo I.D.
  6. Provide a digital photo of the Qualified Individual. In addition to the government issued photo ID of the owner and Qualifying Individual, we need a digital photo of the Qualifying Individual for the license card. We can take one for you in our office, or you can send us one in .JPG format. The photo can be e-mailed to contractor.licensing@jocogov.org or mailed on a CD, DVD or Flash Drive.
  7. If the firm is a corporate entity, provide evidence that the entity is in good standing. All corporate entities must provide proof of good standing from the Secretary of State of the state in which they are registered.