2012 NFPA 101: Life Safety Code Essentials 3-Day Seminar

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NFPA®'s 2015 Life Safety Code® Essentials Seminar helps you apply the 2015 NFPA 101® correctly to protect building occupants. Review concepts and earn your Certificate of Educational Achievement* online!

The 2015 Life Safety Code reflects the latest technologies, design approaches, and challenges, and this high-impact seminar provides the tools you need to confidently apply or enforce requirements. Topics span means of egress, determining occupant load and egress capacity, requirements for protection of vertical openings and hazardous areas, high rise buildings, and determining requirements for building services and operating features. A special section covers building rehabilitation.

NFPA's training presents a unique opportunity to practice LSC application in a classroom activity based on a realistic scenario. Under the guidance of Code experts, participants will work through a fully developed case study selected to help solidify knowledge. It's excellent training for facility or risk managers, authorities having jurisdiction, safety directors, and anyone responsible for occupant safety and compliance.

The 2015 NFPA 101 Seminar also offers a Certificate of Educational Achievement* available after the course through an online review and exam. Earn the Certificate to demonstrate proficiency in your understanding of seminar topics.

Upon completion you should be able to:

  • Explain, at a high level, the structure and content to be covered in this course
  • Explain the organization of the 2015 NFPA 101 and key Code concepts
  • Describe Code applicability for new and existing occupancies
  • Define and distinguish occupancy classifications and rehabilitation work categories
  • Determine hazards of contents, stories in height, and building construction types
  • Define three parts of means of egress
  • Determine exit enclosure and protection
  • Identify requirements for doors, stairs, handrails and guards, smokeproof enclosures, horizontal exits, ramps, exit passageways, escalators, fire escape stairs, fire escape ladders, and other components of means of egress
  • Determine occupant load, egress capacity for both individual means of egress components and the entire means of egress
  • Determine requirements for minimum width, dead-end corridors, common path of travel, remoteness, accessible means of egress (including areas of refuge), travel distance, and exit discharge
  • Determine requirements for illumination, emergency lighting, and egress markings
  • Determine special means of egress requirements in areas with high hazard contents
  • Determine requirements for vertical openings, hazardous areas, interior finish, contents and furnishings, and fire alarm and extinguishing systems
  • Differentiate among the rehabilitation categories of work identified in Chapter 43
  • Apply Chapter 43 requirements to a specific building rehabilitation project
  • Identify methods of addressing rehabilitation work in Historic buildings
  • Apply key learning points of the curriculum to a comprehensive, realistic scenario
  • Explain how Chapter 11 provisions for special structures are applied
  • Determine requirements for high-rise buildings, building services, and operating features
  • Explain how the Code implements reference documents


*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:
Anyone concerned with life safety compliance including:
facility managers, inspectors, safety directors, engineers, architects, designers, risk managers, facility consultants, and project managers

Free with Training!
NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, 2015 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!
The premier training experience from NFPA: customized, hands-on instruction on-site at your workplace, administered by recognized experts who developed the codes and standards. For more information, contact us at 1-877-336-3280, e-mail onsiteseminars@nfpa.org, or visit nfpatraining.org/onsiteseminars.

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

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

Denver (4/13 - 4/15/15)

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

Additional Accomodations:
Hampton Inn & Suites South Lake Buena Vista
4971 Calypso Cay Way
Kissimmee, Florida, 34746
Front Desk/Reservations*: +1-407-396-8700

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

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.

New Orleans (2/9 - 2/11/15)

Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center*
1001 South Peters Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Reservations: 1-877-STAY-HGI
Front Desk: +1-504-525-0044

*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.

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.

Phoenix (4/13 - 4/15/15)

Desert Willow Conference Center*
4340 E. Cotton Center
Phoenix, Arizona 85040
Tel: +1-602-431-0001

Visit the Desert Willow Conference Center website for a list of local accomodations. There may be special rates when you mention Desert Willow. (*Please note: The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, as indicated in the print catalog, is not the location of the seminar. The Desert Willow Conference Center is the updated location. Please make arrangements accordingly.)

Quincy (3/16 - 3/18/15)

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 Diego (5/4 - 5/6/15)

DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego Downtown*
1646 Front Street
San Diego, California, 92101
Reservations: 1-800-HILTONS
Front Desk: +1-619-239-6800

*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.

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. 

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: Fundamental Code Concepts and Organization
Module 2: Means of Egress: The Basics, Determinations, and Awareness
Module 3: Features of Fire Protection
Module 4: Building Rehabilitation
Module 5: Special Provisions and Operating Features

We Develop the Code. We Know the Code. We Teach the Code.

Bring NFPA® experts to your facility -- it's simply the best option when you need to enhance safety and improve the skills of 10 or more employees.

Classes are tailored to your activities and work environment, scheduled when you need them, and convenient to your location -- reducing down time and boosting the productivity of your team.

7 Reasons why you should choose NFPA for On-Site Seminar instruction...

  • Expert Instruction -- Learn direct from the people who interpret, apply and help develop the codes every day. Every On-Site Seminar is led by an NFPA fire and life safety specialist who is a nationally recognized expert.
  • The Most Convenient Location...Your Facility! -- Time is valuable, that's why when you need to train upwards of 10 employees it makes sense to do it right at your facility where they work. We travel to you so you can keep your most valuable assets close to home.
  • Relevancy -- The best training provides your team with knowledge they can apply as soon as they complete the seminar. That's why we will work with you to put together a program tailored to your facility's installation, maintenance, or equipment needs.
  • More Than Just Code Knowledge -- Step-by-step exercises and collaborative problem solving takes instruction beyond just knowing what the code says. Your team will develop skills to help them effectively respond to problems and enhance safety.
  • Top-Flight Training Materials -- Packed with easy-to-follow diagrams, illustrations and examples, our workbooks are filled with exercises your team will consult and reference long after the seminar is over. Plus, we supply everyone with the latest edition of the applicable NFPA code or standard.
  • Fully Accredited Programs -- Each attendee will earn valuable CEU's that will keep them up-to-date on their training. NFPA On-Site Seminars are accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training, (IACET), the industry standard for quality and excellence in professional development programs.
  • Hassle-Free Implementation -- Our Professional Development staff will take care of all the details for you. From the initial consultation and scheduling, to delivery of materials, and post seminar evaluations, we'll work to make your program worry free so you can concentrate on your business.

Call today -- 1.877.336.3280 or e-mail onsiteseminars@nfpa.org.