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Nebraska State Fire Marshal

Christopher Cantrell, State Fire Marshal

Fire Alarm Inspector License

In accordance with pdf icon  Title 153, Chapter 6, individuals must be licensed to inspect fire alarm systems in the State of Nebraska. The license is valid for four years and costs $100. A license may be obtained by either passing a test or, if NICET certified Level II or above, sending us a copy of your NICET certificate along with the pro-rated fee of $25 per year of the certification. Example: If your NICET certification expires April 1, 2013 and you are applying for the license in March 2010, the fee would be $75. The certificate will be returned with your license.


Fire Alarm Inspector’s Certification Application
United States Citizenship Attestation Form

The application must be completed to obtain a license to inspect fire alarms. The completed application and form must be mailed in along with the appropriate fee and a copy of your NICET certificate if applicable.

Tests are given on the third Tuesday of each month.  The test sites alternate between Lincoln and North Platte one month and Omaha the following month.  A2021 Test Schedule and list of study materials is available.  For more information regarding the test, contact Aliana Keplinger

**For those of you planning to attend testing for fire alarm inspectors, please wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose. We ask that if you are feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please don't come to the testing site. You can call the office to reschedule. To ensure your health and safety, we've implemented the following precautions:

  • Practicing social distancing
  • Limiting groups of testers
  • Sanitizing test stations and
  • Providing wipes/hand sanitizer for your use

If you have any questions regarding dates, rescheduling, or agency policies, please call (402) 471-2027 and ask for Aliana.


For more information on NICET go to their website,, or call (888) 476-4238.

This agency does not license Fire Alarm Installers. For information on becoming a licensed installer, contact the State Electrical Division at (402) 471-3550.