Available courses

FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
This 3-hour self paced online seminar is designed to provide a fire sprinklers introduction to new employees or persons interested in learning more concerning these life saving systems. In this program, the student will be able to  discuss the purpose of fire sprinkler systems, use technology related to Fire sprinklers and describe the life cycles of fire sprinkler systems from the initial requirements to inspection, testing and maintenance. At the successful completion, the participant will receive a certificate. 

FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
NFPA 25 "Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems" addresses the procedures and methods of inspecting, testing and maintaining water-based systems. This one-hour self-paced lesson provides details and tips for inspectors of fire sprinkler systems based on this standard. 

Working with Ken Isman, one of the leading experts in fire protection systems, we will address the inspection of sprinkler system components.

Estimated completion time: 1 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1


FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
NFPA 13 suggests adjusting water supply data used in sprinkler demand calculations as appropriate but making too large an adjustment can ultimately create just as many problems as making one that is too small.  This presentation summarizes some of the factors that should be considered for assessing adjustments as well as potential negative consequences of adjusting water supply data too aggressively. ​


Original Broadcast: August 21, 2018
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
Building codes reference installation standards and while layout technicians and contractors know the installation standards well, there are numerous building code rules that affect layout and system design. This course highlights changes to the 2015 and 2018 
International Building CodeInternational Fire Code and NFPA’s Life Safety Code  as it relates to the fire sprinkler contractor.  


Original Broadcast: May 15, 2018 
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Jeff Hugo
Manager of Codes - NFSA



FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
Foam systems, like other water-based fire protection systems, are required to be inspected, tested, and maintained. This course will highlight the basic types of foam systems, equipment used, ITM requirements and some alternative testing methods. We will explore testing requirements of NFPA 25, NFPA 11, and NFPA 16.

Original Broadcast: August 20, 2019
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Vince Powers
ITM Specialist - NFSA

FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
The 2018 edition of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, is adopted worldwide. This seminar will update the fire sprinkler industry on changes that affect how the NFPA 101 is interpreted and applied. Automatic fire sprinkler systems provide material, egress and economic benefits in the model life safety and building codes. When codes change, it impacts how design, bidding, installation and management is applied to every project. This seminar will present the code changes that are important to the fire sprinkler industry with detailed discussion on the reasons for the updates.

Original Broadcast: January 21, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Jeff Hugo
Director of Codes - NFSA



FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
The installation chapters of NFPA 13 include chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 25, 26 and 27. Changes for the 2016 edition to these chapters will significantly affect the layout and installation of sprinkler systems and is a “must-know” for layout technicians, installers, AHJs and others in the industry. This seminar will focus on the major changes including new criteria for “Cloud Ceilings”, new requirements for air venting of wet systems to prevent corrosion, changes in obstruction rules, new requirements for sprinkler protected glazing, main drain sizing and more.


Original Broadcast: May 17, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
The next edition of NFPA 13 includes a complete reorganization of the document intended to provide a better roadmap for designers and reviewers. This was the most significant change to NFPA 13 since the 1999 edition when criteria for the Protection of Storage Commodities was added from the NFPA 231 series of documents and its restructuring in the 2002 edition. This presentation will discuss the reasons why the changes were made, the new layout of the standard and where information can be found. Chapter 8, the “junk drawer” or catch-all chapter has been blown up with information being distributed throughout the document. The approach for storage has been redefined based on sprinkler type rather than by commodity classification. These topics and others of significance will be discussed during this presentation.

Original Broadcast: July 24, 2018 
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Mark Hopkins, P.E.
Vice President of Engineering

FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
This presentation will be an overview of the 2019 NFPA 14 Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems and will cover changes made from the 2016 edition of the standard. The seminar will also discuss standpipe system requirements from a fire service user perspective of the end user.

Course closes 30 days after original broadcast. 

Original Broadcast: February 18, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Terin Hopkins

Field Services Coordinator - NFSA

FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
The 2019 edition includes updates in several areas including extensive new language regarding variable speed pumps; several revised definitions; new requirements for automated monitoring, inspection, and testing; as well as changes in monitoring of pumps during fire events, pumps installed outdoors, refill rates in tall buildings, multistage multiport pumps, and batteries used with diesel engines. This presentation will review the highlights of these changes. 


Original Broadcast: October 16, 2018
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
NFPA 25 "Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems" addresses the requirements, procedures and methods of inspecting, testing and maintaining water-based systems. This one-hour self-paced lesson provides details and tips for inspectors of fire sprinkler systems based on the NFPA standard. Working with Ken  Isman, one of the leading experts in fire protection systems, we will address testing of sprinkler system components. This is part of the NFSA’s ITM training series.  


Estimated completion time: 1 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1


FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
This seminar will address significant changes to the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, including an overview of the changes in the reference tables. This seminar will also discuss clarifications of existing rules, addition of newly required procedures, adjustments to reference tables and changes in various time requirements for inspections and testing procedures.


Original Broadcast: March 20, 2018 
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


John Corso
Director of Training - NFSA



FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
The NFPA process must be followed to make changes needed to improve a document. However, most contractors and inspectors do not know how the process works, yet they identify issues with the NFPA codes and standards that they use on a regular basis. This presentation will explain the process used to make changes to the 2020 edition of NFPA 25. Several changes initiated by NFSA staff at the direction of the E&S committee will be used to demonstrate the different stages of the process. Although the process has not been completed, important changes will be illustrated along with the next steps.

Original Broadcast: May 21, 2019
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0

Vince Powers
ITM Specialist - NFSA

FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
International Fire Code (IFC) is a model fire code that has numerous fire protection layout, density and installation differences from the other national referenced standards, such as NFPA 13, NFPA 13R and NFPA 14. When fire protection requirements found in the model codes differ from those found in the referenced standards, the requirements of the model codes overrule the requirements of the referenced standard. This means, fire sprinkler contractors and layout technicians without knowledge of the IFC can find themselves delayed with costly change orders at times when it is most inconvenient. This course highlights the areas such as; sprinklers in open corridors, balcony sprinklers, density differences, high-piled storage and much more.

Original Broadcast: April 16, 2019
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Jeff Hugo
Manager of Codes - NFSA



FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
Water-based fire protection systems rely on a reliable source of water and the municipal water system is a common source of this water. The characteristics of a municipal water supply is typically determined through hydrant flow tests. NFPA 291,  Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants, highlights the proper procedures, equipment and data collection for these vital tests. This seminar will highlight the requirements of this recommended practice and will include valuable information on the various aspects of hydrant flow testing including: Procedures, Test Layout, Equipment and Determination of Discharge as well as proper data collection and limitations of the tested data.  


Original Broadcast: June 19, 2018 
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
Buildings under construction pose special challenges for fire protection. This presentation will examine the requirements of NFPA 241 Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations and IBC Chapter 33 Safeguards During Construction.



Original Broadcast: January 16, 2018
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5






FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
This Tech Tuesday addresses the Trade Up in the International Building Codes. The 1973 America Burning report encouraged the U.S. building codes to allow more increased active fire protection systems to reduce passive fire protection systems. This becomes the birth of the tradeoff, or when lives and properties are saved, it is better referred to as the “trade up”. Since then, the NFSA and many allies have been involved in the model code arena to promote the attributes of fire sprinkler systems. This program will highlight some of the long serving trade ups in the model codes, the financial benefits of trade ups for building designers and building owners, and tools to convince customers and communities that fire sprinkler systems and trade ups save lives, property and money which benefit everyone that uses current codes.

Original Broadcast: May 16, 2017
Estimated completion time: 2 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 2


Jeff Hugo
Manager of Codes - NFSA


FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
NFPA 25 "Estándar para la inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de sistemas de protección contra incendios a base de agua" aborda los procedimientos y métodos de inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de sistemas basados en agua. Esta lección de una hora a su propio ritmo proporciona detalles y consejos para los inspectores de los sistemas de rociadores contra incendios basados en este estándar.

Al trabajar con Ken Isman, uno de los principales expertos en sistemas de protección contra incendios, abordaremos la inspección de los componentes del sistema de rociadores. (4.1 Inspection of Fire Sprinkler Systems)


Tiempo estimado de finalización: 1 hora
Horas de contacto del certificado: 1


FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
NFPA 25 "Estándar para la inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de sistemas de protección contra incendios a base de agua" aborda los requisitos, procedimientos y métodos de inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de sistemas basados en agua. Esta lección de una hora a su propio ritmo proporciona detalles y consejos para los inspectores de los sistemas de rociadores contra incendios basados en el estándar NFPA. Trabajando con Ken Isman, uno de los principales expertos en sistemas de protección contra incendios, abordaremos las pruebas de los componentes del sistema de rociadores. Esto es parte de la serie de capacitación ITM de la NFSA.  (5.1 Testing of Fire Sprinkler Systems)
 

Tiempo estimado de finalización: 1 hora
Horas de contacto del certificado: 1

FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
After the Occupational Safety and Health Act was passed in 1970, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) was established to help make our workplaces safer. This course examines the role of OSHA in promoting the health and safety of American workers as well as the rights and responsibilities of the employer and the employee.

This will require 1 hour to complete. 

FREE self enroll class. Enrollment key: NFSA20
Your company has identified you as a rising star. You're excited for the chance to lead and ready to be given the opportunity. But how can you be certain you’ll be a great leader when you’ve never had a chance to lead before? That's where our Emerging Leaders training course comes in. This 9-part series will give you the tools you'll need to become the kind of leader others will be excited to follow. And we guarantee you’ll enjoy it. Because at The Jeff Havens Company, we offer serious solutions in a seriously funny way.

Objectives

  • Develop various strategies to prepare both physically and mentally for a new leadership role
  • Identify and incorporate successful techniques for interacting effectively with the people you will be leading
  • Recognize the increased importance of vision and long-term thinking that come with positions of leadership

This is a 45 minute online class. 


NFPA 13 has finished the first step in the revision process that will lead to the 2022 edition. This presentation will highlight the major changes potential changes to both the installation chapters of the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 as well as the residential criteria as found in the 2019 edition of NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, and NFPA 13D. These changes may significantly affect the layout and installation of sprinkler systems and is a “must-know” for layout technicians, installers, AHJs and others in the industry. These updates may change by the time the final edition is published; however, it is valuable information on what changes that may affect our industry.

Course closes 30 days after registration. 

Original Broadcast: May 19, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



This hour-long webinar will be a crash course on seismic design.  This brief overview will touch on all of the basic requirements for seismic and its general application.  Participants are encouraged to take “Seismic Protection of Fire Sprinkler Systems” offered by NFSA’s Training Department which contains in depth lecture, videos, and in-class exercises.

Course closes 30 days after original broadcast. 

Original Broadcast: June 16, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Kevin Hall, P.E.
Manager of Engineering Research - NFSA



Live Tech Tuesday presentations are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EST on the day of the event. This program covers advanced layout technician training topics associated with sizing and selecting fire pumps as part of an approved water supply for fire sprinkler and standpipe systems.  This one-hour webinar will provide the principals of water supply, system demands, and required fire pump flow and pressure performance. 

The assumption is that the participant will already have a basic understanding of fire protection water supplies, sprinkler and standpipe system demands, and basic understanding of hydraulics.

Course closes 30 days after original broadcast. 

Original Broadcast: July 21, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Michael Joanis, P.E.
Director of Contractor Services - NFSA

Hydraulic worksheet and shop drawing review can sometimes be the biggest challenge for code officials and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJ) during the plan review phase. Getting these steps right every time benefits fire sprinkler contractors, AHJs and layout technicians. This course explains each step that needs to be covered and checked during this phase of plan review with tips and techniques of experienced plan reviewers.  Contractors and AHJs will benefit from this seminar by learning a step-by-step method of hydraulic review and where mistakes are commonly made or found. This knowledge can be used to improve the plan submittal and review process leading to improved plans and reduced review times and resubmittal fees.

Original Broadcast: August 18, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Jeff Hugo
Vice President of Codes, Standards, and Public Fire Protection

Live Tech Tuesday presentations are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. EST on the day of the event. This program covers advanced layout technician training topics that are usually covered in NFSA’s three-day seminar.  This one-hour webinar will provide a refresher for the basic principles of selecting a design area for sprinkler systems and then apply those principles to atypical scenarios.

Course closes 30 days after original broadcast. 

Original Broadcast: September 15, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Electric Fire Pump Power Supplies is a technical look into the interaction between and requirements of NFPA 20 and NFPA 70. This program will guide the participants though the performance goals used for the bases of these two standards, and provide examples of the several allowable power supply arrangements. How these design parameters result in different levels of reliability and operational requirements will be reviewed, resulting in need for the Authority Having Jurisdiction to be involved early in the design for approval.

Course closes 30 days after original broadcast. 

Original Broadcast: October 20, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0

Mark R. Mannex, PE, FPE, FM Global & Terin Hopkins, Field Services Coordinator - NFSA

Review common fire pump components and their inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements. The seminar will discuss basic fire pump components and methods for testing fire pumps. The seminar will demonstrate how to conduct a fire pump test using different methods for flowing water and how to evaluate the results of the fire pump performance. 

Course closes 30 days after registration. 

Original Broadcast: November 17, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0

Vince Powers
ITM Specialist - NFSA


Hydraulic calculations determine the most important aspect of the fire protection system being designed; will the system, as designed and given the available water supply, be able to provide enough water at the required density to successfully control or suppress a fire. Today, most of us use computer-based software programs to aid us in performing these calculations. These capable and powerful programs streamline the hydraulic calculation process by taking our input information and running the calculations for us. As long as the correct information is inputted into the program, an accurate calculation can be produced in a fraction of the time of a manual or “old fashioned” hydraulic calculation. The advent of these calculation programs has been an enormous benefit to the layout technician, but if the technician does not understand the formulas and procedures behind the calculation process, an important skill set can be lost. The knowledge gained by understanding and practicing the manual hydraulic calculation methods will reinforce the basic concepts of hydraulics and the interdependency of the various aspects of the layout. This understanding of the concepts of hydraulic calculations will help the technician to develop the “feel” for the fire sprinkler system that cannot be learned through merely inputting data into a computer.

Course closes 30 days after registration. 

Original Broadcast: December 15, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA


NFPA 13 has finished the first step in the revision process that will lead to the 2022 edition. This presentation will highlight the major changes potential changes to both the installation chapters of the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 as well as the residential criteria as found in the 2019 edition of NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, and NFPA 13D. These changes may significantly affect the layout and installation of sprinkler systems and is a “must-know” for layout technicians, installers, AHJs and others in the industry. These updates may change by the time the final edition is published; however, it is valuable information on what changes that may affect our industry.

Course closes 30 days after registration. 

Original Broadcast: May 19, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



Many states have already or may be adopting the 2018 fire codes. This will make the 2017 edition of NFPA 25, The Standard for Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, the current adopted standard for ITM. This seminar will update the fire sprinkler industry on changes that affect the ITM world. This seminar will present changes that are important to the fire sprinkler industry with some discussion on the reasons for the updates.

Course closes 30 days after registration. 

Original Broadcast: April 21, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0

Vince Powers
ITM Specialist - NFSA

A new standard is being developed to provide design and installation requirements for hanging, bracing and anchorage of fire suppression systems. The webinar will identify why the standard is being developed, how it will incorporate requirements for sprinklers systems, and the intended inter-relationship with NFPA 13 and related documents. This webinar will discuss the proposed structure for the document, and the proposed process.

Original Broadcast: March 17, 2020
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Mark Hopkins, P.E.
Vice President of Engineering

Fixed Water Spray Systems is specialized water-based fire protection systems that is very different then the more familiar NFPA 13 type fire sprinkler systems. NFPA 15, The Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection, provides the minimum requirements for the design, installation and acceptance testing of this important tool in the active fire protection arsenal. Along with NFPA 25, this standard also outlines the ITM requirements of these systems.

NFPA 15 is not a new standard and was first adopted in 1940, however many of us in the industry do not have more than a cursory understanding of these systems.

Original Broadcast: December 17, 2019
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



Seeing fires at the Notre Dame, Brazil’s National Museum and other historical/culturally significant properties is devastating to say the least. NFPA 909 provides protection requirements for museums, libraries and other cultural properties in a wholistic manner. The document requires fire prevention, active fire protection systems, passive fire protection features, and considerations for resiliency and salvage planning. When applied, it imposes additional requirements for water-based fire protection systems beyond what is typically required by building and fire codes which impact cost and schedule. Fire protection contractors need to function as part of the team assembled by the facility operators. Understanding roles and responsibilities is necessary to manage expectations. Communicating effectively will ensure successful projects in these facilities. This webinar will discuss issues effecting fire protection contractors working in these types of facilities.

 Original Broadcast: November 19, 2019
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Mark Hopkins, P.E.
Vice President of Engineering


While NFPA 13-2019 extracts several sprinkler requirements for the protection of information technology equipment in section 26.14, it is important to understand the context of the standard where it came from.  NFPA 75, Standard for the Fire Protection of Information Technology Equipment, provides the full scope and requirements to protect ITE equipment from damage from the various byproducts of fire and discharge from the sprinkler system.  From a fire risk assessment to prescriptive requirements, this course will outline the unique requirements and applications of this standard as it pertains to the fire sprinkler industry.

Original Broadcast: October 15, 2019
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0

Kevin Hall, P.E.
Manager of Engineering Research - NFSA

Many times NFPA model codes borrow or extract text from an installation standard and insert into a model code. Extracted text allows rules to be enforced uniformly in a code from the standard.  Users of NFPA 1 or NFPA 101 will often see extracted text from NFPA 13, NFPA 14 or NFPA 25. A user of NFPA 13 will also notice extracts from other codes and standards. This course will highlight where the NFPA model codes (NFPA 1, NFPA 101, NFPA 5000) extract fire sprinkler installation or maintenance requirements (NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, NFPA 25, etc) and where potential conflicts or differences exist.

Original Broadcast: September 17, 2019
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Jeff Hugo
Manager of Codes - NFSA




Information on insulation practices for sprinkler system installations is very limited in the three NFPA sprinkler standards (13, 13R, and 13D). This Tech Tuesday will review the content of a white paper under development by the NFSA’s Insulation Task Group, which has representatives of the sprinkler industry as well as the insulation industry. Specifically, the different types and methods of insulation used, design criteria developed through mathematical models and historical data will be explained. Common shortfalls encountered during installation along with common failures will be illustrated, along with possible recommendations on how to avoid them. In addition, alternative methods, such as use of antifreeze, dry pipe sprinkler systems, heat tracing, or combinations of options will be highlighted.

Original Broadcast: June 18, 2019
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Kevin Hall, P.E.
Manager of Engineering Research - NFSA



DoD projects can be challenging by their very nature. Having to apply Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) concurrent with NFPA requirements can complicate matters if not properly implemented. The UFC imposes many requirements that are more restrictive than those found in NFPA standards. However, locating the requirements is not always simple. Understanding where and how to find UFC requirements, and how to integrate these requirements with those of NFPA standards is paramount for a successful project. The impact of not knowing these things can be costly in terms of time, money and reputation. This presentation will explain how the UFC and NFPA requirements can be used effectively to maintain profit and complete fire protection system projects on time without surprises.

 

Original Broadcast: March 19, 2019
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Mark Hopkins, P.E.
Vice President of Engineering


NFPA 13 includes a chapter called “Specially Occupancy Requirements”. In the 2019 edition this is chapter 26. This chapter basically extracts fire sprinkler requirements from other NFPA standards for specific situations. For example, in facilities where there is a paint spray booth, there is a section that extracts applicable sprinkler requirements from NFPA 33, Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials. If your project includes a hypobaric chamber, Chapter 26 includes some important extracts from NFPA 99B, Standard for Hypobaric Facilities. The list goes on and Chapter 26 includes requirements from 36 separate NFPA standards.


Original Broadcast: February 19, 2019
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



This presentation will highlight the major changes and updates to both the installation chapters of the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 as well as the residential criteria as found in the 2019 edition of NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, and NFPA 13D. These changes will significantly affect the layout and installation of sprinkler systems and is a “must-know” for layout technicians, installers, AHJs and others in the industry.


Original Broadcast: September 18, 2018 
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



The 2019 edition of NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, includes new definitions, new language for automated ITM and monitoring, changes to pressure limits, and a new chapter on maritime applications of standpipes. This presentation will highlight those changes as well as reviewing some of the common questions about standpipes submitted to NFSA’s Expert of the Day program.

Original Broadcast: January 15, 2019
Estimated completion time: 1.0 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.0


Sprinkler System Discharge criteria changes will be discussed during this presentation. Protection of storage occupancies using the new layout of NFPA 13, 2019 edition, will be discussed. The presentation will also include a discussion of changes relating to definitions and relocation of occupancy hazard information and commodity classifications. Revisions to the hanging and bracing criteria will be discussed, including some revisions to align with ASCE 7 and separation of requirements for hanging and bracing in new chapters of the standard.

Original Broadcast: December 18, 2018 
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Mark Hopkins, P.E.
Vice President of Engineering

Several jurisdictions are taking advantage of 3rd-Party ITM reporting to enforce and track water-based fire protection system status throughout their municipalities. The NFSA hosted several 3rd-Party ITM reporting summits across the country in 2018. This presentation will give an overview of the Chicago, Austin and Fort Lauderdale summits as well as the parties involved, the discussion and solutions to the online reporting process.  Fire sprinkler contractors, building owners and AHJs will benefit from this online overview.

Original Broadcast: November 20, 2018 
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Jeff Hugo
Manager of Codes - NFSA


This presentation identifies design limitations and installation pitfalls which influence corrosion in sprinkler systems. Topics will include how corrosion is commonly detected and why it is a problem. The basic forms of corrosion, its effects on system reliability, and failure mode concepts will be described. The basic framework for conducting corrosion investigations, factors for consideration in determining whether to salvage or replace a system, and possible corrosion management strategies will also be discussed. 


Original Broadcast: April 17, 2018 
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Mark Hopkins, P.E.
Vice President of Engineering


Chapter 11 of NFPA 13 (2016) provides a layout technician the tools to determine the hydraulic design approach for a fire sprinkler system. While the pipe schedule method is still permitted for small systems which meet the requirements of Chapter 11, essentially all systems are now required to be hydraulically calculated based on Section 11.2.3. This seminar will discuss the available hydraulic design options, including the density/area method, room design method, and special design approaches, such as residential sprinklers, water curtains and a discussion on deluge systems. 


Original Broadcast: February 20, 2018 
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



This session rounds out the special situation topics of NFPA 13, section 8.15, which has often been referred to as the “junk drawer.” A variety of miscellaneous and somewhat seemingly unrelated topics will be discussed including, library stack areas, glazing protection, revolving doors, and stages. Although these topics do not appear to be related, each has its own unique set of specialized sprinkler protection requirements and/or permitted omissions. Knowing how to provide protection for these conditions is important to ensure compliance. In addition, requirements for return bends, dry pipe underground and old-style sprinklers will be discussed.


Original Broadcast: December 19, 2017
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



The installation of complex and ornate ceilings has become the norm rather than the exception in many contemporary construction projects. Special situations involving spaces above ceilings, open grid ceilings, drop out ceilings, ceiling clouds and stepped ceilings will be reviewed. Architectural ceiling designs have continued to evolve beyond the limitations for cloud ceilings. The special ceiling situations included in the sub-sections of 8.15 will be reviewed. Sprinkler protection requirements and compliance options will be discussed for these unique and challenging ceiling configurations.


Original Broadcast: November 21, 2017
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Mark Hopkins, P.E.
Vice President of Engineering


Where are sprinklers required in vertical shafts, stairways, elevator equipment rooms and elevators shafts? The special situations included in NFPA 13 sections 8.15.2, 8.15.3, 8.15.4 and 8.15.5 will be reviewed. NFPA 13 requires sprinkler protection in vertical shafts having exposed combustible construction. The basic requirements for installation of sprinklers, considerations for inspection and conditions allowing omission of protection in vertical shafts will be identified. Sprinkler protection requirements for stairways of combustible, limited combustible and noncombustible construction will be identified. Situations involving vertical openings for escalators, staircases and atriums will be reviewed. Sprinkler protection requirements for elevator equipment rooms and shafts will be identified. These requirements have evolved over the last several cycles and reviewed to demonstrate when sprinkler protection is required and when it can be omitted.


Original Broadcast: October 17, 2017
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Jeff Hugo
Manager of Codes - NFSA



NFPA 13 requires sprinklers to be installed to protect all areas of a building unless an area is specifically permitted to allow omission of sprinklers by a section of the standard. Section 8.15, Special Situations, provides guidance on which of these areas are permitted to have sprinklers when meeting certain criteria. Arguably one of the most utilized areas of this section is 18.15.1.2 which provides 18 subsections of arrangements for concealed spaces in which sprinklers are not required to be installed. This seminar is part 2 of 2 which will tackle issues involved with omitting sprinklers from these spaces and how to properly protect these spaces when you cannot omit sprinklers.


Original Broadcast: September 19, 2017
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



NFPA 13 requires sprinklers to be installed to protect all areas of a building unless an area is specifically permitted to allow omission of sprinklers by a section of the standard. Section 8.15, Special Situations, provides guidance on which of these areas are permitted to have sprinklers when meeting certain criteria. Arguably one of the most utilized areas of this section is 18.15.1.2 which provides 18 subsections of arrangements for concealed spaces in which sprinklers are not required to be installed. This seminar is part 2 of 2 which will tackle issues involved with omitting sprinklers from these spaces and how to properly protect these spaces when you cannot omit sprinklers.


Original Broadcast: August 15, 2017
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Louis Guerrazzi, E.I.T.



The NFPA 13 sprinkler installation rules for exterior projections appear simple but have long been a source of confusion. This lesson will review the cases where sprinklers are required under exterior projections and those where they are permitted to be omitted. Topics will include: Recognizing what building features should be treated as exterior projections and which should not; Determining the combustibility classification of exterior projections; Determining the use of the space underneath exterior projections. 


Original Broadcast: July 18, 2017
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5



As part of the 2018 NFPA code cycle, two documents are changing in ways that will impact the way you do business. First, NFPA 3, Recommended Practice for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems will become a standard. Both NFPA 3 and NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing are being incorporated through reference into the International Building Code, NPFA 101, Life Safety Code and NFPA 5000, the Building Construction and Safety Code. The important changes impacting how sprinkler systems are commissioned will be discussed as NFPA 3 becomes a standard. What will you need to do that you aren’t doing now? How will this impact cost and time? The important changes impacting integrated testing will be discussed as NFPA 4 becomes more widely used. Will every sprinkler system supervised by a fire alarm system require integrated testing plans and written procedures? These important topics will be discussed.


Original Broadcast: June 20, 2017

Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Mark Hopkins, P.E.
Vice President of Engineering


Water-based fire protection systems need a reliable source of water. Stored water is a common and acceptable type of water supply for these systems. NFPA 22 is the Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection. This document describes the minimum requirements of the various types of tanks used for fire protection including gravity tanks, suction tanks, pressure tanks and break tanks. This seminar will highlight the requirements of this standard and will include valuable information on the various aspects of water tanks design and installation including: tank capacity, acceptable tank material, tank heating, pipe connections and fitting as well as acceptance test requirements and inspection testing and maintenance of water tanks.


Original Broadcast: April 18, 2017
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



Pipe and valves are key components of any sprinkler system. They need to be installed correctly and with consideration of how they will be used over the life of the system, which includes the ability to perform maintenance. Choosing the correct types components for the system at hand is a necessity. The detailed locations and trim for valves, including control valves, check valves and pressure reducing valves will be discussed. In general, this seminar will cover the installation requirements for pipe and valves for various sprinkler systems.


Original Broadcast: March 21, 2017
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Louis Guerrazzi, E.I.T.



The use of remote or automated systems are becoming more commonplace and because of that, ensuring the automated inspection/testing equipment performs as needed is more important now than ever. The 2017 edition of NFPA 25 now contains regulations and guidance for automated inspections and testing. In this presentation, we will take a look at some of the remote inspection and testing systems that exist and what should be done to ensure their proper operation.


Original Broadcast: February 21, 2017
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Jason Webb



The sprinkler installation standards are generally concerned with where and how to install sprinklers inside of a building but sprinklers are sometimes required outdoors, too. Examples of sprinklers outside include exposure protection systems, assembly pavilions, eaves, and other projections. Concerns arise for corrosion, freezing, and other environmental conditions when sprinklers are installed in these applications. This lesson will review some of the situations requiring sprinklers to be installed outdoors as well as some of the special installation issues that must be considered.


Original Broadcast: January 17, 2017
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5






Storage occupancies have long been segregated from other occupancy hazards for planning their protection scheme. Once a system is in place, it is important that the system is inspected, maintained, and tested over its lifetime. This 1-hour video lesson will review the nuances of inspecting storage occupancies in accordance with NFPA 25. CEUs and Certificate available upon completion. 


Original Broadcast: December 20, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Jason Webb



The storage of Group A plastic on racks is one of the most challenging fire situations that fire sprinklers can experience. These storage arrangements can promote a severe fire condition which may include a rapid spread of fire with a high rate of heat release. Chapter 17 in NFPA 13  titled “Protection of Rack Storage of Plastic and Rubber Commodities” spells out the acceptable protection options for this extreme fire risk. Chapter 17 gives the layout technician many options including the use of Standard Spray Sprinklers (CMDA), Control Mode Specific Application sprinklers (CMSA), Early Suppression Fast Response sprinklers (ESFR) and in-rack sprinklers. This presentation will outline the different acceptable protection criteria and options found in Chapter 17. A thorough understanding of the requirements of this chapter will help the layout technician to choose the most appropriate protection for this challenging storage arrangement. 

Original Broadcast: November 15, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



Rack storage is definitely a high challenge fire scenario. There are many options presented in NFPA 13 for protecting racks. Different ceiling sprinklers, sprinkler inside the racks, variations in configurations including aisle width will all result in different sprinkler locations and demands. This lesson will review the many standardized options available when protecting Class I through Class IV commodities.


Original Broadcast: October 18, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Victoria Valentine P.E.

 



When many people think of storage, often the first thing they think of is rack storage. This seminar will highlight the other storage configurations – palletized, solid-piled, bin box, shelf, or back-to-back shelf storage. It will focus on NFPA 13, 2016 edition, Chapter 14, Chapter 15, and some of their unique sprinkler protection requirements and challenges. High challenge fires of these storage arrangements require attention to the details of protecting them properly.

Original Broadcast: September 20, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5



When is storage not treated as storage? When it meets the definition of miscellaneous or low-piled storage. Typically, the requirements of NFPA 13 for the protection of storage are distinct from the occupancy or hazard class requirements of the standard. Miscellaneous and low-piled storage is the exception. These specific storage arrangements are protected by the rules found in Chapter 13, which typically reference the occupancy rules and not the storage rules within NFPA 13. This program will show how the provisions of this chapter combine with both the occupancy hazard classification rules and the rules for protection of high-piled storage involving commodity classification. It will also focus on these specific storage arrangements and the protection rules found in Chapter 13, Protection of Miscellaneous and Low-Piled Storage. This 1-hour video lesson will discuss situations where the application of the rules found within Chapter 13 are appropriate and what that application entails. CEUs and certificate available upon completion.

Original Broadcast: August 16, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Roland Asp, C.E.T.
Manager of Installation Standards - NFSA



When a building is protecting high piled storage, whether it be a project with solid piled Class II Commodities or Group A Plastics stored on racks, Chapter 12 of the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 will provide the general requirements for the installation. This seminar will highlight the requirements applicable to all storage arrangements and commodity classifications with standardized protection criteria in NFPA 13. Topics include applications, discharge considerations, design methods and protection of idle pallets.

Original Broadcast: March July 19, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Louis Guerrazzi, E.I.T.



The 2016 Edition of NFPA 20 is now available with many updates to the rules for the design and installation of fire pumps. This seminar will focus on the major changes including multistage multiport pump criteria, requirements for transfer switches, and there will be discussions on automatic testing, remote monitoring and more. This review will assist AHJs and installers alike in updating to the current material. With the completion of the quiz, the participant receives a certificate of completion. 


Original Broadcast: June 21, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Louis Guerrazzi, E.I.T.



The new 2016 residential standards, NFPA 13R and NFPA 13D, introduce some clarifications of existing requirements as well as some notable new ones such as bringing language regarding architectural features in NFPA 13D from the Annex to the body of the standard. Other key changes include language dealing with the replacement of residential sprinklers listed for design densities less than 0.05 gpm/ft2; reinstalling dry sprinklers; sprinklers outside of dwelling units; sprinkler-protected glass; and drains for trapped sections of pipe. This presentation will review these and other highlights of the residential updates from 2013 to 2016 editions.


Original Broadcast: April 19, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Many changes for the discharge criteria for fire sprinkler systems were made to the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13 recently released. This seminar will focus on the major changes including the updates to design criteria for the protection of exposed expanded Group A plastics, guidance on the protection of columns within or near rack structures, handling idle wood pallets and more.

Original Broadcast: March 15, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Louis Guerrazzi, E.I.T.



This online program will present the changes in the 2016 edition of NFPA 13 to Chapter 5, Classification of Occupancies and Commodities. NFPA 13 has new figures that include percentages of mixed commodities with Group A Expanded and Unexpanded plastics. Chapter 5 has also greatly changed how commodities are listed within the document.The layout with new figures and updated tables will assist in determining the appropriate commodity for the ever-changing world of storage protection.The discussion will also address commodity classification in the 2015 edition of the International Fire Code (IFC).


Original Broadcast: February 16, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Jeff Hugo
Manager of Codes - NFSA



Another edition of NFPA 13 hit the streets this past fall. Although gravity and seismic loads have been impacting fire sprinkler systems since the beginning, this program will discuss the modifications made to the hanging and support requirements.Properly supporting fire sprinkler systems, as well as other water-based fire protection, is instrumental to the system’s function throughout its lifespan. 


Original Broadcast: January 19, 2016
Estimated completion time: 1.5 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1.5


Victoria Valentine P.E.


This online seminar, combined with the 40-hour in-person practicum is designed to take a person with basic knowledge of math, physical science and drafting skills and teach them to be productive basic sprinkler layout and detailing technicians. All of the skills necessary for NICET Level II Certification will be covered by the course. Students must complete both online and in-person portions to receive certificate of completion from the National Fire Sprinkler Association. 

This 2-hour self-paced online interactive seminar provides an overview to fire sprinkler systems and the National Fire Protection Association's 13 standard. Items addressed include occupancy classification and hazard groups, commodity classification,  components and characteristics, piping and tubing, hangers and bracing, valves, FDC and sprinkler system types. This seminar also leads the professional through the navigation of NFPA 13.  After successful completion, the student will receive a certificate and CEU credit. 

Estimated completion time: 2 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 2


This 2-hour self-paced online interactive seminar addresses the general rules and requirements for fire sprinkler installation. This seminar also discusses specific sprinkler positioning, spacing and locations as well as requirements for areas like small rooms, slopes and other developmental variables. After successful completion, the student receives a certificate and CEUs. 


Estimated completion time: 2 hours 

Certificate Contact Hours: 2


This 1-hour self-paced interactive seminar provides an overview of coordinating jobs and surveying buildings. Subjects addressed includes job coordination meetings, CAD and BIM software and light fixture, plumbing and HVAC considerations. It also addresses building surveys, plans and existing sprinkler systems. After successful completion, the student will receive a certificate and CEU credit.


Estimated completion time: 1 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1


This 1-hour self-paced interactive seminar provides an overview of residential sprinkler systems to include fire sprinkler tests, listings, NFPA 13, 13D and 13R (2016 Edition). This seminar also addresses the residential water main and values. After successful completion, the student will receive a certificate and CEUs. 

Estimated completion time: 1 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1

This 1-hour self-paced online interactive seminar provides an overview of the following National Fire Protection Association's standards: NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, NFPA 20: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, NFPA 22: Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection, and NFPA 24: Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances.  After successful completion, the student will receive a certificate and CEUs.


Estimated completion time: 1 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1


This 2-hour self-paced online interactive seminar provides an overview of inspection, testing and maintenance as well as NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.  After successful completion, the student will receive a certificate and CEU credit.

Estimated completion time: 2 hours

Certificate Contact Hours: 2


This 6-hour interactive learning course addresses an introduction to various types of water-based fire protection systems as well as an in-depth exploration of the codes, standards, and other documents that are used during the inspection process.

This all-inclusive inspection-based program includes the inspection of fire sprinkler systems, standpipe, private mains, hydrant, pumps and tanks and valves and other components. It also includes an in-depth look at NFPA 25 Scope and Definition and General Requirement chapters. This seminar is designed for individuals interested in obtaining certification as an inspection technician for water-based fire protection and having a better understanding and working knowledge for water-based inspectors. At the completion of course, the student will complete an online exam and receive an NFSA certificate.

Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Series
Contact hours – 6

This 7-hour interactive learning course addresses an introduction to testing procedures for various types of water-based fire protection systems as well as an in-depth exploration of the codes, standards, and other documents that are used during the testing process.

This all-inclusive testing-based program includes the testing of fire sprinkler systems, standpipe, private mains, hydrant, pumps and tanks and valves and other components. It also includes an in-depth look at internal assessments, obstruction investigations and impairments and the coordination between NFPA 25 and 72.

This seminar also includes a preparation for certification testing element. In this section, the NFSA staff will review the best tips and study preparation for national, state and local certification exams. This section also includes three levels of practice exam questions. 

This seminar is designed for individuals interested in obtaining certification as an inspection and testing for water-based fire protection technician and having a better understanding and working knowledge for water-based testing. At the completion of course, the student will complete an online exam and receive an NFSA certificate.

It is recommended that students complete the Inspection of Fire Sprinkler System Bundled Seminar before this course.

Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Series
Contact hours – 7


In this one-hour interactive seminar, we will discuss the scope and definition of NFPA 25 and its effect on the basic elements of the standard, who is responsible for ITM, what is required, what should occur when there are changes in occupancy, use, or materials, and other general requirements. 


In this one-hour interactive seminar, we will address the general requirements that relate to the types of systems covered under the scope of the standard. The standard reviews who is responsible for ITM, required maintenance, notifications, what should occur when there are changes in occupancy, use, or materials, required signage, and other general requirements.



NFPA 25 "Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems" addresses the requirements, procedures and methods of inspecting, testing and maintaining water-based systems. This one-hour self-paced lesson provides details and tips for inspectors of fire sprinkler systems based on the NFPA standard. Working with Ken Isman, one of the leading experts in fire protection systems, we will address inspection of standpipe systems, private mains, and hydrants. This is part of the NFSA’s ITM training series.


Estimated completion time: 1 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1


NFPA 25 "Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems" addresses the requirements, procedures and methods of inspecting, testing and maintaining water-based systems. This one-hour self-paced lesson provides details and tips for inspectors of fire sprinkler systems based on the NFPA standard. Working with Ken Isman, one of the leading experts in fire protection systems, we will address inspection of pumps and tanksThis is part of the NFSA’s ITM training series.


Estimated completion time: 1 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1


NFPA 25 "Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems" addresses the requirements, procedures and methods of inspecting, testing and maintaining water-based systems. This one-hour self-paced lesson provides details and tips for inspectors of fire sprinkler systems based on the NFPA standard. Working with Ken Isman, one of the leading experts in fire protection systems, we will address inspection of valves and other common components. This is part of the NFSA’s ITM training series.  


Estimated completion time: 1 hour
Certificate Contact Hours: 1


In this one-hour interactive seminar, we will address the use of NFPA 25 as a reference for identifying the frequency and purpose for conducting flow and hydrostatic testing for standpipes, private mains, and hydrants. Upon completion you will be able to: Understand the purpose for testing, Determine the frequency of testing, identify equipment used, and Evaluate test results.


In this one-hour interactive seminar, we will address the use NFPA 25 as a reference for the testing of pumps and tanks. In this lesson you will learn testing requirements as they relate to fire pumps, pump operation, no-flow conditions for diesel engine and electric motor driven pumps, flow conditions and fire pump alarm signals, and the various requirements related to tanks. Upon completion you will be able to: Understand the purpose for testing, Determine the frequency of testing, evaluate pump performance, Decide which test to perform, Understand flow test data and test curve charts, and Understand the various testing requirements related to tanks.


In this one-hour interactive seminar, we will address the use of NFPA 25 as reference for identifying the frequency of testing for valves and other components that are part of a fire protection system. Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Identify testing requirements, identify equipment with which testing could be accomplished, and Determine the frequency of testing various components.

Contact hours – 1


Piping systems of any type can become inoperative when the pipe is filled with obstructing material. Fire protection systems are no exception. Any maintenance program must include means for assessing the internal conditions of piping and removing any obstructions.

In this one-hour interactive seminar, we will provide general guidance regarding assessment of the interior conditions of a piping system, obstruction investigations and impairment handling.

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to: Understand the differences between internal piping assessments and obstruction investigations, identify equipment used when conducting internal assessments, identify triggers requiring an obstruction investigation, and Understand how to properly address impairments.

Certificate Contact Hours: 1


Both NFPA 25 and NFPA 72 require coordination of the testing of the sprinkler systems and the fire alarm systems. That is easier said than done.  With a variety of administrative codes as well as varying frequencies and definitions used in the codes and standards overseeing fire protection system ITM coordination of work becomes critical to ensure proper and complete building protection.  This unique seminar the participant will explore the issues and develop strategies to coordinate the work required by these two important standards. 
   

Estimated completion time: 2 hours
Certificate Contact Hours: 2


In this course, you'll discover the characteristics that make up different styles of leadership and learn how to select the best leadership style for the situation at hand. While the wrong leadership style can break a project, the right leadership style can help improve productivity and ensure teams and management work well together. By the end of this course, you will be able to identify your current leadership style and develop effective leadership styles for any situation. The 30-minute course uses engaging audio narration, quizzes and a final test for a complete learning experience.

Skills for Developing Leaders is a great bundle of online classes to assist aspiring, new, or even seasoned leaders work with a diverse and multigenerational work force.

This course contains four separate interactive modules: emerging leaders, developing leadership style, team working excellence and leveraging the power of generations.  Each module is unique but carries the leadership theme throughout.

In this course, you will learn why team players are valuable to any organization and how you can contribute to your team to maximize productivity its and support the end goal. You will also explore the tools you'll need to become the kind of leader others will be excited to follow. You will also discover the characteristics that make up different styles of leadership and learn how to select the best leadership style for the situation at hand. Finally, If you've ever been frustrated by people telling you to figure out how to 'deal with' colleagues from other generations, then this is the training course for you.

Skills for Developing Leaders is a 3-hour course.  


Code of Ethics and Discrimination - Human Resources is a great bundle of online classes that provide employers and managers with guidance concerning discrimination and ethics, especially in the construction industry.  

This course contains three separate interactive modules: Business Ethics & Code of Conduct, Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct Prevention, and Preventing Discrimination and Harassment for the Construction Manager.

In this course, you will learn the role a Code of Conduct plays in defining expectations and establishing a culture within your organization. We look at 4 important elements necessary for a new or revised Code of Conduct, the 2 key steps to effectively integrate this document into your workforce culture, as well as tips on how to refine this important organizational guideline. You will also explore what employees need to know on the basics of harassment, sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention and response.  In the final module, we will explain the expected behaviors for building a workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment for construction managers.  

 Code of Ethics and Discrimination is a 2-hour, 25-minute course.


This ONE-HOUR version is our best practices recommendation for non-supervisory employees to be in compliance with the legal statutes in all 50 states, EXCEPT FOR CALIFORNIA AND CONNECTICUT. This employee course is fully compliant to the legal statutes set forth in NY, DE and ME. The one-hour version is designed to educate employees on the basics of harassment, sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention and response. It allows trainees to complete the course with a one-hour seat time requirement.

User’s play as the lead character in a sitcom quality interactive movie, make decisions regarding harassment prevention and response, and see how those decisions play out. The E-Learning version contains onscreen hosts who guide users through the experience. Scenario-based quiz questions ask users to apply core concepts to real-world problems.

The content within Common Ground was vetted and is deemed fully compliant by the legal team at Squire Patton Boggs, one of the largest and most influential employment law firms in the United States.



Traliant’s Preventing Discrimination and Harassment for Construction managers’ training is a 60-minute course which explains the expected behaviors for building a workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment. The course covers current topics including sexual harassment, discrimination, bystander intervention, diversity and inclusion, and describes the responsibilities of managers to prevent inappropriate conduct, and to respond appropriately should it occur.

Objectives

  • Recognize misconduct such as discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and retaliation
  • Respond appropriately to misconduct by intervening and/or reporting
  • Interact with others in the workplace in a respectful and inclusive manner
  • Comply with the behavioral expectations for managers to prevent and stop misconduct
This is a 1 hour long course.

This Microsoft Office 365 training course will teach you how to use the Planner app to coordinate and collaborate on your team projects more efficiently. First, we’ll introduce you to this versatile productivity tool and familiarize you with the user interface. You’ll learn how to create a plan, add team members, assign tasks, and use Planner’s Boards and Buckets to organize workflow. We will also cover how to set up notifications to keep projects running smoothly, and show you how to use different views to assess project status at a glance.

This engaging course is designed to get you started with Planner right away.


In this course, students will get started with PowerPoint 365 and become familiar with the Ribbon, interface, and navigation options. Additionally, students will create a presentation and work with various features and commands to make it easier to work in PowerPoint. Students will also review presentation editing options, text formatting options, various graphic options and insertion methods, how to add, edit, and format tables and charts in a presentation, and various presentation preparation and delivery options.

Course Contact Hours: 4 hours, 30 minutes

In this course, students will learn the various collaboration tools in Microsoft PowerPoint 365 such as reusing slides, creating slides from Word, and working with Excel. Students will learn to utilize the power of Slide Masters, create custom themes, and design custom templates. In addition, students will learn to create exciting presentations by animating text and objects, add slide transitions, and use advanced graphic features including SmartArt, and audio and video. Finally, students will present like a pro by using advanced presentation features including annotations, hyperlinks and action buttons, timings, recordings, and creating videos, and review additional advanced slideshow options.

Contact hours: 3 hours

Microsoft Excel is one of the major workhorses in the Microsoft Office suite of applications and arguably the most widely-used Office product. This course gives an introduction to Excel via the Office 354 Suite. A solid understanding of how to use this program is vital to nearly everyone in most industries today. This course is designed specifically to teach you the fundamentals of Excel and give you the skills you need to begin to create and manipulate worksheets. Specifically, you will understand how to create, save, enter data, and print spreadsheets in addition to learning how to create formulas and use functions to calculate in Excel. You will learn how to enter data, format spreadsheets, manipulate columns and rows, add headers and footers, and use page setup options to prepare them for printing. You will also learn how to handle large worksheets or multiple workbooks, use styles and themes, insert various graphic objects, and options for proofing your workbooks.

Contact hours: 4 hours, 45 minutes

Learn To Collaborate and Communicate with Microsoft Teams

Many businesses are using Microsoft Teams to facilitate communication, collaboration, file sharing, and more. This mini-course covers everything you need to know in order to start using Microsoft Teams in just the first two modules.


This training course for Microsoft Excel 2016 focuses on Pivot Tables, a powerful tool for summarizing, analyzing, and presenting large amounts of data quickly and effectively. After reviewing the benefits and uses of Pivot Tables, you’ll learn how to select an appropriate data source and create a Pivot Table using the quick analysis tool. Next you’ll explore the many options available for formatting the appearance and layout of your Pivot Table. You’ll also learn how to print your Pivot Table, display grand totals, and create calculated fields to provide additional analysis. This course also shows you how to create Pivot Charts, Sparklines, and slicers to enable you to visually analyze your data. This 1-hour course, part of our Microsoft Excel 2016 training series, features engaging audio and step-by-step instructions to help you more effectively and easily analyze your data.


Microsoft Office Skills is a comprehensive bundle of online classes detailed guidance on using Microsoft Office 365, Excel, Teams and PowerPoint for the working professional.   

This course contains five separate interactive modules: Microsoft Teams Essentials, PowerPoint 365 Beginner, PowerPoint 365 Advanced, Excel 365 Beginner, and Excel 2016 - Pivot Tables.

In this course, you will learn the essentials of Microsoft Teams to facilitate communication, collaboration, file sharing, and more. This module everything you need to know in order to start using Microsoft Teams. In the two PowerPoint modules (Bigger and Advanced) you will gain a detailed understanding of PowerPoint and how to build presentations. The Excel module is designed to teach the fundamentals of Excel and give you the skills you need to begin to create and manipulate worksheets. This course includes Excel 2016 Pivot tables. Pivot tables are a powerful tool for summarizing, analyzing, and presenting large amounts of data quickly and effectively.

All modules must be completed to gain the course certificate, but you can take modules individually if desired. Visit the NFSA online training link to purchase individually.

Microsoft Office Skills is a 14-hour, 18-minute course.


Writing 101 for Business is a great bundle of online classes to assist business professionals with effective communications, whether it's emails or other written documents.  

This course contains three separate interactive modules: Business Writing, Reviewing of Grammatical Principles, and Effective Communications – Electronic Communications.  

In this course, you will learn how clear, effective and consistent writing is essential in business and how to effectively write easy to read communications so that readers can quickly get to the point. You will also review basic punctuation rules and examine some common sentence structure mistakes. And we’ll study some common word choice errors. Finally, you will learn to use emails optimally.

Writing 101 for Business is a 1-hour course.


Most people want to improve their time management skills, but it’s often difficult to translate that goal into action. This course introduces simple strategies that you can implement right away. The course starts by teaching you how to gauge the payoff of your goals and actions better, before discussing how to use tools like to-do lists and schedules to focus your energy on tasks that contribute towards your goals. Finally, it explains how to resist common time-wasters like drop-in visits and procrastination in order to improve your productivity. The 50-minute course features audio narration, quizzes and a final exam for an engaging learning experience. Downloadable documents containing helpful tools like charts, exercises and checklists help to clarify key points and allow for easy reference and review.

Time Management and Office Communication is a great bundle of online classes to assist business professionals with effective interpersonal communications and time management.

This course contains three separate interactive modules: Better Business Communication, Better Business Behavior, and Time Management.

In this course, you will learn how you excel no matter how you are communicating with your colleagues, customers, or clients. You will also explore the reasons that being on time to work actually does matter, the difference between asking intelligent questions and displaying a lack of initiative. how career advancement happens, and how and when to take time off of work. Finally, how to gauge the payoff of your goals and actions better, before discussing how to use tools like to-do lists and schedules to focus your energy on tasks that contribute towards your goals.

Time Management and Office Communication is a 1-hour, 50-minute course.


We live in dangerously unpredictable times, and we have to respond by providing our people with the tools they'll need when faced with an unexpected threat. That's why WILL Interactive and the Crisis Consultant Group have joined forces to create Active Threat Response: What Everyone Should Know.

Uniquely Effective: Active Threat Response Training combines peerless subject matter expertise with the immediacy of high definition video, the immersiveness of story-based learning, and the interactivity of user-determined choices and outcomes.

Empowerment – Not Fear: This is a learning experience that doesn’t try to scare or shock but empowers users with practical instruction regarding best practices when faced with any active threat.

Live Through It, Learn From It: Acknowledging that every situation is different and there is no one "right" way to respond, this program allows you to learn from an active threat situation in the safety of cyberspace.

Course Content: This course utilizes a simplified, efficient response decision tree to teach real lessons learned from tragedy. It provides users with practical before, during, and after event skills and techniques that provide them with best practices derived from the nation's leading active threat response authorities.


OSHA Training is a great bundle of online classes to introduce workers to OSHA requirements while address specific workplace safety issues. This unique group of modules are short overviews and additional job specific OSHA training may be need to meet annual requirements for workers.   

This course contains six separate interactive modules: Introduction to OSHA, Hazard Communication Overview, Personal Protective Equipment Fundamentals, Aerial and Scissor Lift Safety, Electrical Safety and Lockout/Tagout.

In this course, you will examine the role of OSHA in promoting the health and safety of American workers as well as the rights and responsibilities of the employer and the employee. You will also be proficient in hazard communication essentials to protect yourself from dangerous exposure incidents. In later modules you will learn about the various kinds of workplace hazards that workers face and why specific types of devices are available to provide protection to the head, eyes and face, ears, body, lungs and extremities and outline safe work practices designed to prevent aerial and scissor lift-related accidents and injuries. Finally, we will address electrical safety to include lockout/tagout procedures.

OSHA Training is a 2-hour, 20 -minute course.


Este curso aborda el capítulo de alcance y definición de NFPA 25 para el técnico de ITM. NFPA 25 establece quién es responsable de la inspección, las pruebas y el mantenimiento del sistema de protección contra incendios a base de agua, incluidos el mantenimiento y los cambios en el sistema. Existen requisitos generales que se relacionan con los tipos de sistemas cubiertos por el alcance de la norma. El estándar revisa quién es responsable de ITM, qué se requiere, qué debe ocurrir cuando hay cambios en la ocupación, el uso o los materiales, y otros requisitos generales. (NFPA 25 Scope and Definitions)

Tiempo estimado de finalización: 1 hora
Horas de contacto del certificado: 1

Este curso aborda los requisitos generales del capítulo NFPA 25 para el técnico de ITM. Estos requisitos establecen quién es responsable de la ITM del sistema de protección contra incendios, incluidos el mantenimiento y los cambios en el sistema cuando se producen cambios en el edificio. Existen requisitos generales que se relacionan con los tipos de sistemas cubiertos por el alcance de la norma. El estándar revisa quién es responsable de ITM y qué debe ocurrir cuando hay cambios en la ocupación, el uso o los materiales, la señalización requerida y otros requisitos generales. (General Requirements for ITM)

Tiempo estimado de finalización: 1 hora
Horas de contacto del certificado: 1

NFPA 25 "Estándar para la inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de sistemas de protección contra incendios a base de agua" aborda los requisitos, procedimientos y métodos de inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de sistemas basados en agua. Esta lección de una hora a su propio ritmo proporciona detalles y consejos para los inspectores de los sistemas de rociadores contra incendios basados en el estándar NFPA. Trabajando con Ken Isman, uno de los principales expertos en sistemas de protección contra incendios, abordaremos la inspección de sistemas de tuberías verticales, redes privadas e hidrantes. Esto es parte de la serie de capacitación ITM de la NFSA. (4.2 Inspection of Standpipe, Private Mains and Hydrants)

 

Tiempo estimado de terminación: 1 horas
Certificado Horas de Contacto: 1


NFPA 25 "Estándar para la inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de sistemas de protección contra incendios a base de agua" aborda los requisitos, procedimientos y métodos de inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de sistemas basados en agua. Esta lección de una hora a su propio ritmo proporciona detalles y consejos para los inspectores de los sistemas de rociadores contra incendios basados en el estándar NFPA. Trabajando con Ken Isman, uno de los principales expertos en sistemas de protección contra incendios, abordaremos la inspección de bombas y tanques. Esto es parte de la serie de capacitación ITM de la NFSA. (4.3 Inspection of Tanks and Pumps)

Tiempo estimado de finalización: 1 hora
Horas de contacto del certificado: 1

 Inspección de válvulas y otros componentes comunes Serie ITM (Inspection of Valves and Other Common Components ITM Series)  

NFPA 25 "Estándar para la inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de sistemas de protección contra incendios a base de agua" aborda los requisitos, procedimientos y métodos de inspección, prueba y mantenimiento de sistemas basados en agua. Esta lección de una hora a su propio ritmo proporciona detalles y consejos para los inspectores de los sistemas de rociadores contra incendios basados en el estándar NFPA. Trabajando con Ken Isman, uno de los principales expertos en sistemas de protección contra incendios, abordaremos la inspección de válvulas y otros componentes comunes. Esto es parte de la serie de capacitación ITM de la NFSA. (4.4  Inspection of Valves and Other Components) 

Tiempo estimado de finalización: 1 hora
Horas de contacto del certificado: 1

Este curso utiliza NFPA 25 como referencia para identificar la frecuencia y el propósito de realizar pruebas de flujo y pruebas hidrostáticas para tuberías verticales, tuberías principales e hidrantes.

El curso aborda la comprensión del propósito de las pruebas, la determinación de la frecuencia de las pruebas y la identificación del equipo utilizado en las pruebas. (5.2 Testing of Standpipe, Private Mains and Hydrants)

Tiempo estimado de finalización: 1 hora
Horas de contacto del certificado: 1

Este curso utiliza NFPA 25 como referencia para la prueba de bombas y tanques. En este módulo aprenderá los requisitos de prueba en relación con las bombas contra incendios, el funcionamiento de la bomba, las condiciones sin flujo para las bombas accionadas por motores diesel y motores eléctricos, las condiciones de flujo y las señales de alarma de la bomba contra incendios, y los diversos requisitos relacionados con los tanques. (Testing of Fire Pumps and Tanks)

Tiempo estimado de finalización: 1 hora
Horas de contacto del certificado: 1

Los sistemas de tuberías de cualquier tipo pueden dejar de funcionar cuando la tubería se llena con material obstructor. Los sistemas de rociadores no son una excepción. Cualquier programa de mantenimiento debe incluir medios para evaluar las condiciones internas de las tuberías y eliminar cualquier obstrucción.

El propósito de este curso es proporcionar una guía general sobre la evaluación de las condiciones interiores de un sistema de tuberías, investigaciones de obstrucción y manejo de daños. El curso aborda la comprensión de las diferencias entre las evaluaciones de tuberías internas y las investigaciones de obstrucción, la identificación del equipo utilizado al realizar evaluaciones internas, la identificación de los factores desencadenantes que requieren una investigación de obstrucción y la comprensión de cómo abordar adecuadamente las deficiencias. (Internal Assessments, Obstruction Investigations and Impairments)

Tiempo estimado de finalización: 1 hora
Horas de contacto del certificado: 1


Ambos NFPA 25 y NFPA 72 requieren la coordinación de las pruebas de los sistemas de rociadores y los sistemas de alarma contra incendios. Eso es más fácil decirlo que hacerlo. Con una variedad de referencias de código administrativo, las diferentes frecuencias de tareas, las diferencias de alcance y las definiciones únicas utilizadas en los códigos y normas que supervisan la inspección, pruebas y mantenimiento del sistema de protección contra incendios (ITM), la coordinación del trabajo se convierte en crítica para garantizar una protección adecuada y completa del edificio. En este seminario único de 1 hora, el participante explorará los temas y desarrollará estrategias para coordinar el trabajo requerido por estos dos estándares importantes.

Aunque no es absolutamente necesario, los participantes deben tener un conocimiento básico de la NFPA 25 y 72 para sacar el máximo provecho del seminario.

Tiempo estimado de terminación: 1 horas
Certificado Horas de Contacto: 1


Easy course