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Lightning Protection System Certification

Lightning protection systems are examined and certified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Be sure your installer is listed by UL and that a Master Label application is submitted to UL for your installation.

There are other listing and certifying agencies as well, including the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Verify that your Lightning Protection System Installer is LPI-certified and your Lightning Protection System Components are UL-Listed

LPI certification card

The Lightning Protection Institute certifies Journeyman and Master Installers and Professional Design/Inspectors for lightning protection systems.

These professionals pass a series of tests and are re-tested annually.

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LPI-certified professionals are provided with an identification card, or you can contact the LPI to ask about someone's credentials by calling the Lightning Protection Institute at 800-488-6864.

Underwriters Laboratory, UL To verify that a lightning protection system or component is is UL-Listed or to obtain further information call the Follow-Up Services Department at the Underwriters Laboratory, UL, 1285 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747 516/271-6200.

Readers can check for a UL Listing certificate on any lightning protection equipment you are considering from any manufacturer by contacting UL by email: LightningProtection@ul.com or by telephone 1.877.854.3577 or at UL LLC, 333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 60062

UL has other offices in Northbrook, IL, Santa Clara, CA, and Research Triangle Park, NC and in Australia

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