Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Contractors
Individual License and Certification Regulations [18 VAC 50 ‑ 30]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Mandatory Certification of Automatic Fire Sprinkler Inspectors
Action 5470
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action establishes the Certified Automatic Fire Sprinkler Inspector program, as mandated by Chapter 726 of the 2019 Acts of Assembly. Evidence of ability and proficiency will be accomplished by national certification or another Board-approved program. Fees will be equivalent to those in place for other individual licenses. Continuing education will be a condition of renewal and must be completed from a Board-approved education provider.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Chapter 726 of the 2019 Acts of Assembly
RIS Project Yes  [006050]
Associated Mandates Mandatory certification for automatic fire sprinkler inspectors
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8882 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/01/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cameron Parris  / Regulatory Operations Administrator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-9183    FAX: (866)350-5354    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.