Criminal Conviction Eligibility for Licensing Programs

Criminal Conviction Eligibility

Alarm System Licensing Programs:

Individuals with criminal histories are not automatically prohibited from obtaining an alarm system license in Iowa.  A prior criminal offense is only disqualifying if (1) the actions taken in furtherance of the offense are customarily performed within the scope of practice of alarm system installation, inspection, maintenance, or testing, or (2) the circumstances under which the offense was committed are circumstances customary to alarm system installation, inspection, maintenance, or testing.  Additionally, even if you have one or more potentially disqualifying convictions, you are entitled to submit proof of rehabilitation to the Department to demonstrate your current fitness to safely practice alarm system installation, inspection, maintenance, or testing.

Applicants with criminal convictions must to disclose their convictions on their application for licensure, and include with their application (1) the criminal complaint and judgment of conviction for each separate offense, (2) a personal statement about the conditions that led to the convictions, and (3) all evidence of rehabilitation they wish the Department to consider.

Pursuant to Iowa Code section 272C.15(2), the Department has provided a list of specific convictions that could, under certain circumstances, disqualify an applicant from receiving a license.  That list can be found on the Criminal Conviction Potential Disqualifiers web page.

 

Commercial Explosive Licensing Programs:

Individuals with criminal histories are not automatically prohibited from obtaining a commercial explosive contractor and blaster license in Iowa.  A prior criminal offense is only disqualifying if (1) the actions taken in furtherance of the offense are customarily performed within the scope of practice of commercial explosives and blasting, or (2) the circumstances under which the offense was committed are circumstances customary to commercial explosives and blasting.  Additionally, even if you have one or more potentially disqualifying convictions, you are entitled to submit proof of rehabilitation to the Department to demonstrate your current fitness to safely practice commercial explosives and blasting.

Applicants with criminal convictions must to disclose their convictions on their application for licensure, and include with their application (1) the criminal complaint and judgment of conviction for each separate offense, (2) a personal statement about the conditions that led to the convictions, and (3) all evidence of rehabilitation they wish the Department to consider.

Pursuant to Iowa Code section 272C.15(2), the Department has provided a list of specific convictions that could, under certain circumstances, disqualify an applicant from receiving a license.  That list can be found on the Criminal Conviction Potential Disqualifiers web page.

 

Fire Protection System Licensing Programs:

Individuals with criminal histories are not automatically prohibited from obtaining a fire protection system license in Iowa.  A prior criminal offense is only disqualifying if (1) the actions taken in furtherance of the offense are customarily performed within the scope of practice of installing and/or testing fire extinguishing systems, or (2) the circumstances under which the offense was committed are circumstances customary to installing and/or testing fire extinguishing systems.  Additionally, even if you have one or more potentially disqualifying convictions, you are entitled to submit proof of rehabilitation to the Department to demonstrate your current fitness to safely practice installing and/or testing fire extinguishing systems.

Applicants with criminal convictions must to disclose their convictions on their application for licensure, and include with their application (1) the criminal complaint and judgment of conviction for each separate offense, (2) a personal statement about the conditions that led to the convictions, and (3) all evidence of rehabilitation they wish the Department to consider.

Pursuant to Iowa Code section 272C.15(2), the Department has provided a list of specific convictions that could, under certain circumstances, disqualify an applicant from receiving a license.  That list can be found on the Criminal Conviction Potential Disqualifiers web page.