CWBSP Online Learning Path Primer

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  • Description

    Tap into a comprehensive set of web-based resources for helping to earn NFPA® certification with the NFPA Certified Water-Based Systems Professional (CWBSP) Online Learning Path Primer.

    From project development and system layout and design to plans, calculations, and approvals, helping to ensure properly functioning water-based fire suppression systems is a significant responsibility. Earning your Certified Water-Based Systems Professional (CWBSP) credential is a powerful tool for verifying competency in your field and providing employers, the public, and your team with confidence you have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right.

    Get on the path to CWBSP certification with the NFPA exclusive Primer bundle providing broad-based exam preparation and practice in one convenient place.

    The CWBSP Online Learning Path Primer is an ideal solution for water-based system designers, fire protection engineers, installers, and other skilled personnel focused on demonstrating your expertise and advancing your career. You benefit from high-impact instruction with 1.0 or 1.5 continuing education credits on all of the applicable standards relating to the body of knowledge and certification blueprint and other innovative features designed to get you ready for the exam.

    The bundle includes one-year access to:

    • CWBSP Certification Training Series – From an introduction to the certification and codes to project development, layout and design, hydraulic calculations, plans to approval, and surveying systems, you get seven courses focused on the material found on the exam all in one place.
    • CWBSP Capstone – Get a preview of the practicum portion of the certification process in this culminating exercise that provides experience navigating the standards relating to the certification and applying core requirements in realistic scenarios
    • Learning Path Sandbox – This innovative test preparation course features a gamification element in which you will need to make critical decisions in various exercises and receive a score to help you assess your knowledge and proficiency.
    • CWBSP Practice Exam – Get the practice you need to improve your readiness, including short practice tests, topic-specific question sets, and a full length timed exam that simulates the certification experience.

    NFPA Online Learning Paths let you work at your pace while helping to develop the knowledge base and get the repetition to plot a successful path to WBSP certification.

    Our expert-developed learning path courses feature a complete range of content and topics covered on the Certified Water-Based Systems Professional certification exam. You will benefit from immersive, hands-on activities, interactive scenarios, and impactful short videos that enhance learning, allow for practice, and improve retention.

    Built for domestic and international candidates in mind, the intuitive format lets you toggle between imperial and metric units for an experience tailored to how you work. Take a linear path through the series or go back and revisit lessons and topics based on your needs.

    Participants will:

    • Review with the components and scope of water-based system project development
    • Receive instruction in the various categories and components of fire suppression systems
    • Analyze layout and design criteria for fire suppression systems, including sprinklers, standpipes, and underground piping
    • Study design considerations for fire pumps, water tanks, and hangers

    Fast-track your CWBSP learning to validate your competency and capacity to handle the responsibilities of a Certified Water-Based Systems Professional.

    Register for the all-in-one NFPA Certified Water-Based Systems Professional Online Learning Path Primer today.

     

    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, insurers, and other skilled personnel focused on demonstrating your expertise and advancing your career.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 10-hour online training series and qualify for 1.0 CEU.
    Completion of each individual course qualifies you for between 0.1 and 0.15 CEU. After completing a course or the course series, participants will have access to the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

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

     

    Group Training:
    For more information or to receive a price quote for NFPA group training,
    please call 877-336-3280 or e-mail: grouptraining@nfpa.org.

  • Certification Learning Paths

    Whether for your personal growth or for the growth of your entire organization, NFPA® Learning Paths can help plot a successful journey to advanced certifications. This new series of web-based training is specifically designed to help you feel confident in the subject matter of the certification exam. The training process is delivered conveniently and remotely online so you can get it all done on your own terms, at your own pace.

    Current online training Learning Paths:

    • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) Learning Path
      The CFPS Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with the Fire Protection Handbook®. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, 20th edition, to the exam. If you do not already own the Fire Protection Handbook, it is available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.
    • Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) Learning Path
      The CFPE Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with NFPA 1, Fire Code, 2018 edition; NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016 edition; NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®, 2016 edition; and NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, 2018 edition. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the books to the exam. If you do not already own them, they are available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.
    • Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I) Learning Path
      The CFI-I Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with the 2015 and 2018 NFPA code sets which include: NFPA 1, Fire Code, (2015 or 2018 edition); NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, (2013 or 2016 edition); NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, (2014 or 2017 edition); NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code,® (2013 or 2016 edition); and NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code,® (2015 or 2018 edition). Candidates are encouraged to check with their jurisdiction to verify which code set is appropriate.The Certification Exam is applicable to either the 2015 or the 2018 code set. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the books to the exam. If you do not already own them, they are available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.
    • Water-Based Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (WBITM) Learning Path
      The WBITM Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. Candidates are also expected to know system components, function, safety, and design principles through a comprehensive working knowledge of the following related codes and standards: NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, NFPA 14, NFPA 15, NFPA 16, NFPA 20, NFPA 22, NFPA 24, and NFPA 72®. Additionally, due to the risks posed by energized pumps and other components, candidates should be familiar with NFPA 70E®. All of those codes and standards, including NFPA 25, will be provided as digital references during the exam.
    • Certified Water-Based Systems Professional (CWBSP) Learning Path
      The WBSP Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with the 2022 editions of the NFPA 13 Handbook, NFPA 13D, NFPA 13R, and NFPA 20 as well as the 2019 edition of NFPA 14 and the 2018 edition of NFPA 22. These are the primary standards used by a CWBSP, all questions on the examination are compatible with these standards and editions.

    If you would like to purchase these NFPA documents for study or reference outside the exam, please go to the NFPA catalog at www.nfpa.org/catalog.

  • CWBSP Certification Online Training Series

    The Certified Water-Based Systems Professional (CWBSP) Certification Online Training Series includes the following courses:

    • Introduction to Certified Water-Based Systems Professional Certification Online Training
    • Introduction to Certified Water-Based Systems Professional Standards Online Training
    • Water-Based Systems Project Development Online Training
    • Water-Based Systems Layout and Design Online Training
    • Water-Based System Hydraulic Calculations Online Training
    • Water-Based Systems: Finalizing Plans, Submission, and Approval Online Training
    • Surveying Existing Water-Based Systems Online Training
  • CWBSP Capstone Online Training

    Improve your knowledge of content and how to navigate the standards relating to the Certified Water-Based Systems Professional (CWBSP) working within this interactive Capstone Online Training.

    Benefit from an NFPA®-developed advanced test preparation that challenges you to put your understanding and ability to administer fundamental course concepts to use in interactive, real-world scenarios. The Capstone provides CWBSP candidates with experience identifying and implementing the appropriate requirements and criteria taught along the NFPA Certified Water-Based Systems Professional Online Learning Path. You get the practice and repetition you need to get ready for the exam and valuable insight into the practicum portion of the certification process.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Identify basic design considerations for initial layout of fire pump and water tanks based on hydraulic demand
    • Describe how design requirements apply to the initial layout of sprinkler, standpipe, and underground systems
    • Describe basic sprinkler and standpipe system types and design requirements 

    Bring your CWBSP studies and learning together in a culminating test prep course.

  • CWBSP Sandbox Online Training

    Interact directly with standards related to the Certified Water-Based Systems Professional (CWBSP) exam in an innovative Sandbox learning environment developed by NFPA®.

    The CWBSP Sandbox presents 12 memory and navigational challenge activities designed to help study problems related to a code issue and then identify or recall the relevant requirement. The goal is fluency, as the better you are at recalling content from and navigating each of these standards, the more successful you will be both during the exam and on the job. Feedback is given at the conclusion of each practice section, to provide insight into your strengths and weaknesses in a particular subject domain. If you are in need of additional practice, simply begin the activity again or focus on the content you need to improve on.

    Learning challenges are based on the following documents relating to the CWBSP:

    • NFPA 13, Automatic Sprinkler Systems Handbook, 2022 edition
    • NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2022 edition
    • NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies, 2022 edition
    • NFPA 14, Standard for the Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems, 2019 edition
    • NFPA 20, Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, 2022 edition
    • NFPA 22, Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection, 2018 edition

    You will need to reference each standard as you proceed through the Sandbox activities.

  • CWBSP Practice Exam

    Put your knowledge and preparation for the Certified Water-Based Systems Professional (CWBSP) credential to the test with this intuitive and complete Practice Exam from NFPA®.

    A critical component to a comprehensive test preparation program is getting the practice and repetition you require to proceed with confidence you've put in the work to be successful. The Certified Water-Based Systems Professional Practice Exam is purpose-built to help assess your learning and prepare you to answer questions relating to water-based system design and installation covered by the certification.

    The CWBSP Practice Exam provides the power to prep your way, online at your pace and convenience.

    Evaluate your readiness to sit for the CWBSP exam by applying your knowledge of the relevant standards by answering from a pool of 300 multiple-choice questions that emulate what you will experience on the exam.

    The Practice Exam offers the flexibility to drill yourself on test material in a variety of ways. The advanced online interface provides test results categorized by domain to help you evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and customize a preparation plan suited to your needs.

    Your 180-day subscription provides unlimited access to:

    • Short Practice Tests – Get fast feedback on your learning progress with 15- to 20-question tests offering instant results and background information on supporting content and appropriate resources. An extensive randomized selection of questions helps ensure each short practice exam provides a challenging and unique experience every time.
    • Topic-Based Practice Tests – Focus on specific subjects and domains with Topic-Based Short Practice Tests customized to target the particular bodies of knowledge you need to improve on.
    • Full Practice Exam – Simulate the official format of sitting for the CWBSP with a full-length 2.5-hour Practice Exam. Tests are generated randomly from an extensive range of questions of the same type, topics, weighting, and difficulty you will experience on the actual exam.

    Add the most effective practice test available to your CWBSP Learning Path, exclusively from NFPA.

  • Online Training Demos

    View FREE interactive demonstrations of online training here. Scroll down to the list of courses underneath each subject topic and you will see the words 'FREE DEMO' next to each course on the page which has them.

  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training

    Terms:

    • 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.

    Specifications:

    • For optimal online course performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.

     

  • Also in NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems