NFSA Course Catalog

NFSA offers in-course, hands-on fire sprinkler training by some of the industry’s finest experts. In-person training and educational courses are offered all over the country throughout the year. There are many options available, and if your topic is not being offered, please send us a request at training@nfsa.org, and we will reach out to make the right fit for your event. For a full list of events, visit our events page

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Advanced Hydraulics (AHY)
120---Advanced Topics
AHY7HR
Delivery: In-Person
Standard and editions: NFPA 13, NFPA 15, NFPA 11; Not edition specific
Contact Hours: 7.00
Approvals: ICC PPP #35998
This program covers a wide variety of topics all having to do with making decisions regarding the discharge criteria for sprinklers and nozzles (flow, pressure, number of sprinklers in the design area, location of sprinklers in the design area) for advanced and complex situations in fire sprinkler and water spray systems. 
 
This course assumes that the participant knows and understands the meaning of basic hydraulic terms such as density and design area as well as knowing the Hazen-Williams formula for calculating friction loss.  Participants not familiar with these terms and formulas are certainly welcome to take the class, but they may find that they need to do more work to keep up.  Everyone that comes to the class should bring a calculator with a [yx] key that they know how to use. 
 
This course is an excellent study session for people holding NICET Level II certification in Layout of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems who are preparing to sit for the Level III certification exams.  This program will cover information from NFPA 13, NFPA 15 and NFPA 16 (merged into NFPA 11). 
120
Available Courses
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Advanced Technician Training (ATT)
120---Advanced Topics
ATT21hr
Delivery: In-Person
Standard and editions: NFPA 13, NFPA 20; Not edition specific
Contact Hours: 21.00
Approvals: ICC PPP #36048
This program covers a number of advanced topics over a three-day period including the spacing and location of storage sprinklers, hydraulic calculations (Darcy-Weisbach, Velocity Pressures, and Hardy Cross loop analysis), fire pump sizing (for situations with multiple pumps and situations with multiple water supplies), and a variety of other advanced installation issues. Due to the advanced nature of the program, it is an excellent study session for those people seeking NICET Level III and Level IV certification. The assumption is that the participant will already know how to use the Hazen-Williams friction loss equation.
120
Available Courses
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Advanced Topics in Codes and Standards (ACS)
120---Advanced Topics
ACS
Delivery: In-Person
Standard and editions: NFPA 13, NFPA 101, IBC; Not edition specific
Contact Hours: 7.00
Approvals: ICC PPP# 36213
This program covers a variety of advanced topics in the design and installation of sprinkler systems including an explanation of the NFPA Standards making process, a discussion of the use of CMSA and ESFR sprinklers, the design of freezer and cooler systems, and the analysis of the results of different tests performed periodically on sprinkler systems.  This program will be an excellent study session for those people seeking NICET Level III and Level IV certification.
120
Available Courses
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Assessing Water Supply Adjustments
120---Advanced Topics
201
Delivery: On-Demand
Standard and editions: NFPA 13; select edition: 2016
Contact Hours: 1.50
Approvals: ICC 16529

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.

Online classes take approximately 24 hours to process. To access your online training classes, following the processing period, log in to your NFSA account and select "Online Training" from the top menu options.  If you have any questions regarding online training, please contact onlinetraining@nfsa.org

120
Available Courses
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NFPA 15 Overview: Water Spray Fixed Systems
120---Advanced Topics
250
Delivery: On-Demand
Standard and editions: NFPA 15; select edition: 2017
Contact Hours: 1.00
Approvals:

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.

Online classes take approximately 24 hours to process. To access your online training classes, following the processing period, log in to your NFSA account and select "Online Training" from the top menu options.  If you have any questions regarding online training, please contact onlinetraining@nfsa.org.

120
Available Courses
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NFPA 200, TBD Editon, Introducting the New Hanging and Bracing Standard
120---Advanced Topics
261
Delivery: On-Demand
Standard and editions: NFPA 14; select edition: 2019
Contact Hours: 1.00
Approvals:

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. 

Online classes take approximately 24 hours to process. To access your online training classes, following the processing period, log in to your NFSA account and select "Online Training" from the top menu options.  If you have any questions regarding online training, please contact onlinetraining@nfsa.org

120
Available Courses
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NFPA 22, 2013 Edition, Water Tanks
120---Advanced Topics
228
Delivery: On-Demand
Standard and editions: NFPA 22; select edition: 2013
Contact Hours: 1.50
Approvals:

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.

Online classes take approximately 24 hours to process. To access your online training classes, following the processing period, log in to your NFSA account and select "Online Training" from the top menu options.  If you have any questions regarding online training, please contact onlinetraining@nfsa.org

120
Available Courses
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NFPA 241, Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations, 2022 Edition Updates
120---Advanced Topics
374
Delivery: On-Demand
Standard and editions: NFPA 241; select edition: 2022
Contact Hours: 1.00
Approvals:

There have been many recent large wood frame building fires in buildings under construction. In response, NFPA provided a research report in 2020 on the topic and changed NFPA 241 from a 6-year to a 3-year cycle. The NFSA Engineering & Standards committee worked directly with the NFPA 241 committee on many revisions for the 2022 edition to address the concerns of the sprinkler industry, and this webinar will explore all of the updates to appear in the 2022 edition, being released in the fall 2021. Participants should enter with a basic understanding of building codes and NFPA installation standards    

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the program, the participant will be able to:  

  1. Identify the common causes and loss history of construction fires.  

  1. Understand the concerns for relative to temporary systems during construction.  

  1. Interpret the new sprinkler, standpipe, and fire pump requirements of the 2022 edition of NFPA 241.  

  1. Identify how temporary sprinkler, standpipe, and fire pumps can be used during construction as outlined by the 2022 edition 

If you purchase this class within 24 hours of the class start time, the class will not be available for the LIVE presentation. The recorded version will be available in your account following the processing period.

120
Available Courses
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NFPA 291, Hydrant Flow Tests
120---Advanced Topics
213
Delivery: On-Demand
Standard and editions: NFPA 291; select edition: 2016
Contact Hours: 1.50
Approvals: ICC 15010

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.

Online classes take approximately 24 hours to process. To access your online training classes, following the processing period, log in to your NFSA account and select "Online Training" from the top menu options.  If you have any questions regarding online training, please contact onlinetraining@nfsa.org

120
Available Courses
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NFPA 75 Requirements and Application
120---Advanced Topics
211
Delivery: On-Demand
Standard and editions: NFPA 75; select edition: 2017
Contact Hours: 1.00
Approvals:

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.

Online classes take approximately 24 hours to process. To access your online training classes, following the processing period, log in to your NFSA account and select "Online Training" from the top menu options.  If you have any questions regarding online training, please contact onlinetraining@nfsa.org

120
Available Courses
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NFPA 909 Requirements for Cultural Properties
120---Advanced Topics
212
Delivery: On-Demand
Standard and editions: NFPA 909; select edition: 2017
Contact Hours: 1.00
Approvals:

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.

Online classes take approximately 24 hours to process. To access your online training classes, following the processing period, log in to your NFSA account and select "Online Training" from the top menu options.  If you have any questions regarding online training, please contact onlinetraining@nfsa.org

120
Available Courses
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Overview of Corrosion in Sprinkler Systems
120---Advanced Topics
215
Delivery: On-Demand
Standard and editions: NFPA 13; Not edition specific
Contact Hours: 1.50
Approvals: ICC 15008
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 possi