Fire protection equipment servicing registration/licensing deadline 31 July 2021
The deadline for practitioners to be licensed/registered under the new restricted classes for routine servicing of fire protection equipment is 31 July 2021.
Transitional restricted classes
If you are working on the routine servicing of fire protection equipment you must be registered or licensed with the VBA. After 31 July 2021, unregistered or unlicensed practitioners carrying out this work will be subject to VBA enforcement action.
If you gain a registration or a licence in either of the transitional restricted classes, you will be eligible to work until 31 July 2021. After this time, to continue working in this area you will need to be enrolled in the Certificate III in Fire Protection.
If you are accredited in one of the restricted classes, you can continue to undertake routine servicing on the equipment types specified for that class. If you wish to carry out routine servicing of equipment outside your restricted class, you will need to make an application for accreditation in one of the other restricted classes of fire protection.