National Fire Protection Association codes & standards
National NFPA 25: standard for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems
Table 5.1 – Summary of Sprinkler System Inspection Testing and Maintenance
Table 8.1 – Summary of Fire Pump Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
State of Illinois
More details at www.ilga.gov
(f) Inspections and testing of existing fire sprinkler systems and control equipment must be performed by a licensee or an individual employed or contracted by a licensee. Any individual who performs inspection and testing duties under this subsection (f) must possess proof of (i) certification by a nationally recognized certification organization at an appropriate level, such as NICET Level II in Inspection and Testing of Water Based Systems or the equivalent, by January 1, 2009 or (ii) satisfactory completion of a certified sprinkler fitter apprenticeship program approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. State employees who perform inspections and testing on behalf of State institutions and who meet all other requirements of this subsection (f) need not be licensed under this Act or employed by a licensee under this Act in order to perform inspection and testing duties under this subsection (f). The requirements of this subsection (f) do not apply to individuals performing inspections or testing of fire sprinkler systems on behalf of a municipality, a county, a fire protection district, or the Office of the State Fire Marshal. This subsection (f) does not apply to cursory weekly and monthly inspections of gauges and control valves conducted in accordance with the standards of the National Fire Protection Association.
A copy of the inspection report for an inspection performed Pursuant to this subsection (f) must be forwarded by the entity performing the inspection to the local fire department or fire protection district in which the sprinkler system is located.
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA)
Each [Backflow] device shall be tested at least annually or more frequently if recommended by the manufacturer. Records submitted to the community public water supply shall be available for inspection by Agency personnel in accordance with IL Rev. Stat. 1983, ch. 111 ½, par. 1004(e)