CWBSP Core Learning Online Training Series

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  • Description

    Certified Water-Based Systems Professional (CWBSP) Core Learning Online Training Series

    NFPA® provides instruction that's vital for your work -- online in your own time frame -- with this new training series. Work at your own pace to gain the type of critical knowledge needed for job success, and help you prepare for accreditation programs such as the NFPA CWBSP program.

    Learn while you earn valuable CEUs. Access six critical courses with the CWBSP Core Learning Series, including:

    • 2016 NFPA 13: Fire Sprinkler System Types and Applications
    • 2016 NFPA 13: Water Supplies and Design Approaches for Fire Sprinkler Systems
    • 2016 NFPA 13: Working Plans, Hydraulic Calculations, and System Acceptance
    • 2016 NFPA 13: Fire Sprinkler System Components and Other Hanging and Bracing Requirements
    • 2016 NFPA 20: Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection
    • 2016 NFPA 20: Design and Installation of Fire Pumps

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

    • Identify the four most commonly used system types
    • Identify the characteristics of both wet and dry pipe systems
    • Differentiate between types of water supplies
    • Calculate estimated water supply demands needed in sprinkler system designs
    • Identify the steps for determining water supply demands used in hydraulic calculations
    • Describe the density/area method for hydraulic calculations
    • Identify the common design approaches
    • Identify the minimum requirements for working plans
    • Describe the three primary system piping configurations
    • Explain the impact system configuration has on system pressure
    • Identify component hardware and requirements
    • Identify the different sprinkler types
    • Explain hanger requirements and hanging and bracing components
    • Differentiate between fire pump types and applications
    • List the requirements for fire pump performance
    • Identify the requirements for protecting fire pump equipment


    Who Will Benefit:

    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing water-based fire protection systems, including: designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, architects, sprinkler system and standpipe engineers, plan reviewers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, and insurers.

    Anyone who is planning to take the CWBSP certification examination, as well as water-based systems design professionals interested in furthering their knowledge of project development, new and existing systems design, and hydraulic calculations, and others expected to maintain this certification as part of their education requirements.

    Complete this six-hour course series and qualify for 0.6 CEUs. Completion of each individual course qualifies you for 0.1 CEU. Upon successful completion of 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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