Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories
Pursuant to statute, all fire suppression equipment, fire extinguishers, fire protection systems, and alarm systems in the state of Florida must be listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), such as Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., or Factory Mutual Laboratories, Inc.
The Division of State Fire Marshal recognized all Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories that are designated as such by the U.S. Department of Labor but a laboratory with such a designation must still apply for recognition by completing an Application for Recognition as Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory in Florida.
If a laboratory does not possess such a designation, they can apply for Florida designation by completing an Application for Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory in Florida and submitting all required supplemental documentation listed on the application.
- Rule 69A-60.012, Florida Administrative Code: Purpose, Criteria and Procedures for Designation as an Approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory in Florida for Fire Safety Purposes.
- List of Organizations currently recognized as NRTLs