Assessing Structure Ignition Potential From Wildfire 2-Day Classroom Training with CEA

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  • Description

    Get one-of-a-kind training that prepares you to identify wildland fire risks to structures and confidently recommend effective safety measures to property owners. Review concepts and earn your Certificate of Educational Achievement* online!

    This interactive, redesigned NFPA® Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire 2-Day Classroom Training is based on fire science research into how homes and other structures ignite during wildfires and covers wildfire behavior, structure exposure, and the concept of the Home Ignition Zone. You’ll learn how to analyze wildfire risks to structures and provide actionable advice to property owners through an activity-rich curriculum.y

    In a learning environment that encourages discussion and interaction, sessions are taught by wildland fire specialists who understand how and why homes and communities are destroyed during wildfire events and the simple things that residents can do to minimize property loss.

    The Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire 2-Day Classroom Training 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 classroom training topics.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Explain major issues that contribute to wildland/urban fire losses in the United States.
    • Describe the general characteristics of wildland/urban development.
    • Identify the three primary sources of heat from a wildland fire that result in the ignition of exposed structures.
    • Identify environmental and construction hazards that place structures at risk when exposed to a wildland fire.
    • Describe the role of the Ignition Zone concept in reducing wildfire disasters.
    • Analyze a given structure to identify its risk of ignition when exposed to a wildfire.
    • Develop mitigation recommendations for homeowner/occupant action prior to a wildfire emergency.
    • Communicate mitigation recommendations to the homeowner/occupant.

     

    *Go online to earn your Certificate of Educational Achievement!

    After attending the classroom training, take the online exam. 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 fighters, fire prevention officers, wildfire mitigation specialists, insurance professionals, Firewise or wildland/urban interface coordinators, private and urban foresters.

    Exclusive Rate for Government Employees:
    Government Employees are eligible for a special rate of $350 to attend this training. Eligibility is required and will be verified.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Earn 14 hours or 1.4 Continuing Education Units.
    Attendance is required to earn CEUs. Please verify applicability with your professional board before attending.

  • Location Information

    San Francisco (7/19/18-7/20/18)

    Holiday Inn - Golden Gateway
    1500 Van Ness Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94109
    Reservations: 1-415-441-4000

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

    Charlotte (9/13/18-9/14/18)

    Embassy Suites Charlotte
    4800 South Tryon Street
    Charlotte, NC 28217
    Reservations: 1-704-527-8400

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

    Denver (10/4/18-10/5/18)

    Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown
    1450 Glenarm Place
    Denver, CO 80202
    Reservations: 1-303-573-1450

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

    Garden Grove (12/13/18-12/14/18)

    Hyatt Regency Orange County
    11999 Harbor Blvd.
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    Reservations: 1-714-750-1234

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

  • Certificate of Educational Achievement FAQs

    NFPA® Certificate of Educational FAQs

    What is an NFPA Certificate of Educational Achievement?
    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 classroom training 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 classroom trainings 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 the ANSI/IACET 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 for a $125 fee. 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 classroom trainings 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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