Fire Extinguisher Agent’s Licence

Apply for a Fire Extinguisher Agent’s Licence. Companies and individuals need the licence to test, maintain, inspect, repair, fill, refill, charge or recharge portable fire extinguishers.

By law, you must have a Fire Extinguisher Agent’s Licence if you or your company wants to service portable fire extinguishers. The licence is valid for 1 year.

The Office of the Fire Marshal issues the licence.


Companies and individuals who want to test, maintain, inspect, repair, fill, refill, charge or recharge fire extinguishers need to apply. If you’re a company, the company needs to be registered with the Registry of Joint Stock Companies.

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Check the application for details on all required supporting documents.
  3. Include payment with your application.
  4. Send your completed application, supporting documents and payment by mail, fax or email. Or drop them off at the Office of the Fire Marshal.

How long it takes

It should take 2 to 4 weeks to get your licence. It can take longer if more information is needed or if your form hasn’t been filled in correctly.


Licence $96.50

Payment options

Cheque or money order payable to Minister of Finance.

Before you start

Make sure you have your Registry of Joint Stock Companies number if you’re applying as a company.

Application form


You need to renew your Fire Extinguisher Agent’s Licence each year. You should get a renewal notice in the mail before the renewal date. It’s your responsibility to renew on time.