Information for Seminar Attendees
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:
*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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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
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
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
**GUEST ROOMS AT THE SEMINAR HOTEL ARE SOLD OUT**Additional Accomodations:Hampton Inn & Suites South Lake Buena Vista4971 Calypso Cay WayKissimmee, Florida, 34746Front Desk/Reservations*: +1-407-396-8700
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
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
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
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.
Quincy (3/16 - 3/18/15)
Seminar Location: NFPA Headquarters 1 Batterymarch Park Quincy, Massachusetts 02379 1-617-770-3000
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
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 email@example.com, 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.
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