2013 NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 3-day Seminar with Certificate of Educational Achievement

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Get dynamic NFPA 72® training that prepares you to work confidently on all types of fire alarm and emergency communications systems. Review concepts and earn your Certificate of Educational Achievement* online!

This interactive, redesigned NFPA® seminar based on the 2013 NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code covers the entire life cycle of fire alarm and signaling systems. You'll learn about initiating devices, notification appliances, control units and power supplies, circuits and pathways, emergency control functions, and more, through an activity-rich curriculum.

In a learning environment that encourages discussion, sessions are taught by fire protection professionals and code authorities who understand how and why NFPA 72 addresses changing safety dynamics. Be ready to work with the 2013 edition, including a new chapter on documentation and other major revisions.

For the first time, the NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Seminar offers a Certificate of Educational Achievement* available through an online exam taken after the course. Earn the Certificate to demonstrate proficiency in your understanding of seminar topics.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • Locate, interpret, and apply NFPA 72 requirements on the job
  • Understand how to reference and use the new 2013 chapter on documentation, with forms for simple and complex systems
  • Apply new requirements for methods of visual inspection, test methods and test frequencies, and other significant updates
  • Use key NFPA 72 definitions to help interpret specific Code rules
  • Identify the key elements of all phases of a fire alarm system's life and identify the stakeholders at each stage
  • Recognize the function of major fire alarm system components
  • Locate and apply key fire detection requirements for emergency control functions such as door control and elevator recall
  • Calculate the required spacing and determine the correct placement of fire detection devices for both protected premises fire alarm systems and for single- and multiple-station alarms and household fire alarm systems


*Go online to earn your Certificate of Educational Achievement!

After attending the seminar, review key concepts online and take the online exam at your convenience using the web link provided. You can prepare for the test in your own time frame, using online tools for review. Passing the exam will earn your Certificate of Educational Achievement*, confirming your course knowledge.

*See the Certificate FAQs tab for more information on purpose, limitations of NFPA Certificates, and Course Objectives.


Who Will Benefit:
Fire alarm system designers, installers, electrical contractors, architects, auditors, and project managers

Free with Training!
National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, 2014 Edition

Continuing Education Credit: Earn 21 hours or 2.1 Continuing Education Units. Attendance is required to earn CEUs. Please verify applicability with your professional board before attending.

Apply the code TO your facility AT your facility!
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Anaheim (12/7 - 12/9/15)

Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, California 92802
Reservations: 1-866-837-4197
Front Desk: 1-714-750-1811

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.

Atlanta (4/13 - 4/15/15)

Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area
2000 Century Boulevard, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30345
Reservations: 1-800-228-9290
Front Desk: 1-404-235-0000

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.
Or book online using this link: NFPA Seminar Week Atlanta

Baltimore (3/2 - 3/4/15)

Holiday Inn Inner Harbor
301 Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Reservations*: 1-800-HOLIDAY
Front Desk: 1-410-685-3500
*Guests may reference group code NFP to receive a discounted rate when making reservations.

Or book online using this link: NFPA Professional Development Week Baltimore 2015

Bellevue (11/16 - 11/18/15)

Sheraton Bellevue Hotel*
100 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
Reservations: 1-866-837-4275
Front Desk: +1-425-455-3330

*NFPA recommends this hotel based on location. Seminars will be hosted here. There are no special rates for NFPA attendees. You are free to stay wherever you like.

Charlotte (9/14 - 9/16/15)

Embassy Suites Charlotte
4800 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28217
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS
Front Desk: +1-704-527-8400

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.

Chicago (4/20 - 4/22/15)

The Palmer House -- a Hilton Hotel
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
Front Desk: 1-312-726-7500

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.
Or book online using this link: NFPA Professional Development Week Chicago 2015

Dallas (10/26 - 10/28/15)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Market Center
2015 Market Center Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75207
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS
Front Desk: +1-214-741-7481

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.

Denver (10/12 - 10/14/15)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver - Stapleton North
4040 Quebec Street
Denver, Colorado, 80216
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
Front Desk: +1-303-321-6666

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.

Fort Lauderdale (6/8 - 6/10/15)

Embassy Suites Hotel Fort Lauderdale
1100 South East 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS
Front Desk: 1-954-527-2700

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.

Houston (2/23 - 2/25/15)

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Houston by the Galleria
5353 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77056
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS
Front Desk: 1-713-961-9000

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.

Kissimmee (12/8 - 12/10/14)

Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, Florida 34746
Reservations: 1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779)
Front Desk: 1-407-597-4000

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate or book online. *NFPA recommends this hotel based on location. Seminars will be hosted here. There are no special rates for NFPA attendees. You are free to stay wherever you like.

Las Vegas (3/2 - 3/4/15)

Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino
3700 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Front Desk/Reservations: +1-866-746-7671

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.

Nashville (5/18 - 5/20/15)

Seminar Location:
One Century Place Conference Center
26 Century Blvd.
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Tel: 615-872-6400

Hotel for NFPA Group Rate:
Embassy Suites Nashville - Airport
10 Century Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee, 37214
Reservations: 1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779)
Front Desk: 1-615-871-0033

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.

Orlando (12/14 - 12/16/15)

Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
10100 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
Front Desk: 1-407-352-1100

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.

Quincy (9/28 - 9/30/15)

Seminar Location:
NFPA Headquarters
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02379

Recommended Hotel:
Hampton Inn Boston/Braintree
215 Wood Road
Braintree, MA 02184
Front Desk/Reservations*: 1-781-380-3300 or 1-800-HAMPTON (toll free)

*NFPA recommends this hotel based on location. Guests may request the NFPA room rate.

San Francisco (7/20 - 7/22/15)

Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel
2500 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Reservations*: 1-888-627-7024
Front Desk: 1-415-362-5500

Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate.

St. Louis (10/5 - 10/7/15)

Hampton Inn St. Louis-Downtown (At the Gateway Arch)*
333 Washington Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63102
Reservations: 1-800-HAMPTONS
Front Desk: 1-314-621-7900

*NFPA recommends this hotel based on location. Seminars will be hosted here. There are no special rates for NFPA attendees. You are free to stay wherever you like.


NFPA® Certificate Program FAQs

What is an NFPA certificate?
An NFPA "certificate of educational achievement" recognizes that an individual has successfully met the requisites of an NFPA certificate program, including attainment of the training program's learning objectives. It is issued after an individual has successfully completed the required training program and has obtained a passing score on an examination. The examination is based solely on the educational content of the seminar and will take the form of an open book examination.

What does my certificate of educational achievement mean? (Certificate Inference)
Your certificate of educational achievement demonstrates that you have met the educational objectives of the NFPA training program you attended. It makes no claims as to your proficiency in conducting any specific task or job.

Why should I participate in an NFPA certificate program? (Certificate Purpose)
NFPA certificate programs are based on established best practices in adult education. NFPA certificate programs go beyond NFPA's traditional seminars by measuring your knowledge on the subject matter taught, and awarding certificates of educational achievement, which demonstrate that you have achieved the educational objectives of the training program you attended.

Who should get an NFPA certificate of educational achievement?
Professionals who are looking to document that they understand the core concepts found within the training program in which they have participated.

What is the difference between a certificate of educational achievement and a professional certification?
A "certificate of educational achievement" is awarded after the completion of an NFPA certificate program. It recognizes that an individual has successfully completed the requisites of a one-time educational course or training program. NFPA certificate programs are not what are generally known as professional certifications. Professional certifications are typically programs that certify professional or occupational competence and require certain prerequisites such as education, years of experience, successfully passing an examination, and ongoing eligibility requirements (such as retesting or participating in a minimum number of educational activities). While an NFPA certificate of educational achievement is a valuable recognition of educational achievement that can enhance your professional development, there is no professional or other credential associated with a certificate and certificate holders may not claim to be certified, licensed, accredited, or registered to engage in a specific occupation or profession.

How do I know NFPA certificate programs are of a high quality?
NFPA training follows established best practices in adult education, and conforms to ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard for Continuing Education and Training.

What type of examination is used?
NFPA certificate programs use an online, open book examination as an assessment tool. The exam consists of multiple choice questions based on the content found within the program.

What are the requirements for obtaining a certificate of educational achievement? (Certificate Requirements)
Individuals must participate in 90% of the certificate program as required by ANSI/IACET 1-2007, and measured by attendance forms distributed during the program. Individuals must also receive a minimum passing grade on the examination at the conclusion of the training program. Individuals must also agree not to disclose the contents of the examination nor reproduce examination materials.

What if I need an accommodation to take the examination?
Participants with sensory, visual, orthopedic, or other disabilities that would prevent them from taking the examination under standard conditions may request special accommodations and considerations. You must submit a written request, at the time you register, that explains the disability (i.e., the diagnosis), the type of accommodation you feel is appropriate, and attach supporting documentation of the diagnosis from a qualified healthcare professional. For information on submitting a request for accommodation please call 508-895-8367. After receiving the request and appropriate documentation, NFPA will contact you to confirm the special accommodation arrangements.

What if I don't pass the examination?
The certificate program is designed to effectively convey the core knowledge needed to pass the examination, and most individuals with a reasonable amount of study and review will pass the examination. Individuals who do not pass the examination may elect to retake the examination. Re-taking of the examination must be completed before NFPA discontinues the certificate program on the edition of the code or standard that the participant received training on.

Do I have to renew my certificate of educational achievement?
The certificate of educational achievement acknowledges an individual's attainment of the intended learning objectives from a specific certificate program. The information presented in the training is based on current knowledge and practice and/or on a specific code edition. Therefore, NFPA recommends remaining current with the latest codes and standards by periodically participating in appropriate NFPA certificate programs as your field and as code and standards evolve and update.

What if I have a complaint regarding the outcome of my certificate program?
NFPA endeavors to deal with any individual's complaint in a constructive and timely manner. Informal complaints, such as complaints made on evaluation forms, will be reviewed by the appropriate NFPA staff and any necessary action for improvement will be taken. Formal complaints may be submitted to the division manager of NFPA's professional development department in writing via email at custserv@nfpa.org, or by mail at NFPA, Fulfillment Center, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, MA 02322. Formal complaints will be reviewed and responded to within 30 days.

Does NFPA keep a record of the seminars and certificate programs I've attended?
Yes. NFPA maintains confidential and secured records of all participants' training as required by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. These records are kept for seven years. If you ever need to document your past training, you may log in to your "My Training Page" on the NFPA website and view the educational products you have purchased. To have an official transcript sent to you, contact NFPA professional development in writing via e-mail, or by mail at NFPA, Fulfillment Center, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, MA 02322.

Module 1: Introduction and Overview
Module 2: The Basics
Module 3: Initiating Devices
Module 4: Notification Appliances
Module 5: Control Units and Power Supplies
Module 6: Circuits and Pathways
Module 7: Emergency Control Function Interfaces
Module 8: Off-Premises Signaling
Module 9: Documentation and Planning and Approval
Module 10: Plan Review Activity
Module 11: Accepting/Commissioning Fire Alarm Systems

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