CFAITMS Core Learning Online Training Series

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  • Description

    Grasp fire alarm basics and how proper inspection, testing, and maintenance are critical to signaling system effectiveness. Take the Certified Fire Alarm ITM Specialist (CFAITMS) for Facility Managers Core Learning Series based on the 2016 edition of NFPA 72®.

    Every facility manager must understand the components of a fire alarm system, basic ITM, and how NFPA 72®: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® helps ensure the system is able to function as intended. This two-part training series covers the basic configurations and terminology used for fire detection and alarm systems; power supply requirements and circuits that drive and connect the building blocks of fire alarm systems; and general provisions in NFPA 72 involving management of inspections, tests, and system impairments.

    Work at your own pace to gain vital insights into all types of systems, and learn about personnel responsibilities and qualifications. The training helps you prepare for accreditation programs such as the NFPA Certified Fire Alarm ITM Specialist (CFAITMS) for Facility Managers.

    Learn while you earn valuable CEUs. The CFAITMS Core Learning Series includes:

    • 2016 NFPA 72: Fire Alarm Basics Online Course
    • 2016 NFPA 72: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems Online Course

    Upon completion of the series, you should be able to:

    • Explain how building, fire, and life safety codes impact the requirements for fire detection and alarm systems
    • Determine how NFPA 72 is used to design, install, and maintain a fire detection and alarm system and how the Code is structured
    • Describe the basic configuration of a fire detection and alarm system
    • Identify the basic types of circuits
    • Define specific terms used in the Code
    • List key requirements for primary power and for protection of primary power
    • List the options for secondary power supplies
    • Perform a battery calculation
    • Define terms related to the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems
    • Recognize general requirements for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems
    • Identify the purpose of inspections
    • Describe the requirements of acceptance inspections and periodic inspections
    • Identify the testing and maintenance requirements for fire alarm systems


    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing fire alarm systems, including:
    designers, installers, electrical contractors, architects, auditors, and project managers.

    Complete this two-hour course series and qualify for 0.2 CEUs. Completion of each individual one-hour course qualifies you for 0.1 CEU. Upon successful completion of a course or the course series, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.


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  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training


    • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
    • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 365 days.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.


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  • Also in NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code