2019 Texas Statutes
Title 20 - Regulation of Other Occupations
Chapter 6002 - Fire Detection and Alarm Device Installation
Subchapter D. Registration, License, and Approval Requirements
Section 6002.154. Fire Alarm Technician, Residential Fire Alarm Superintendent, and Fire Alarm Planning Superintendent
Sec. 6002.154. FIRE ALARM TECHNICIAN, RESIDENTIAL FIRE ALARM SUPERINTENDENT, AND FIRE ALARM PLANNING SUPERINTENDENT. (a) Each registered firm, including a firm engaged in the business of planning, certifying, leasing, selling, servicing, installing, monitoring, or maintaining exclusively single station devices, must employ at least one employee who is a fire alarm technician, residential fire alarm superintendent, or fire alarm planning superintendent.
(b) A fire alarm technician, residential fire alarm technician, residential fire alarm superintendent, or fire alarm planning superintendent must hold a license issued by the department, conditioned on the successful completion of a written license examination.
(c) To engage in the activity for which the license is granted, an individual licensed under this chapter must be an employee or agent of an individual or entity that holds a registration certificate.
(d) A fire alarm technician may perform or supervise monitoring. A fire alarm planning superintendent may act as a fire alarm technician or a residential fire alarm superintendent. A residential fire alarm superintendent may act as a fire alarm technician.
(d-1) A residential fire alarm technician may only provide direct on-site supervision to an employee of a registered firm for work performed under this chapter in a single-family or two-family dwelling.
(d-2) An applicant for a residential fire alarm technician license must provide with the required license application evidence of the applicant's successful completion of the required instruction from a training school approved by the state fire marshal in accordance with Section 6002.158.
(e) Applications for licenses and qualifications for those licenses are subject to rules adopted by the commissioner.
Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 730 (H.B. 2636), Sec. 1J.001, eff. April 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 14.018(e), eff. September 1, 2009.
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 87 (S.B. 1969), Sec. 14.018(g), eff. September 1, 2009.