NFPA 101 (2018) Essential Live Virtual Training

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  • Description

    Join live online—Life Safety Code® (2018) Essentials Live Virtual Training helps you apply requirements from 2018 NFPA 101® to better protect building occupants.

    • Two 2-hour sessions per day (1/2 hour break in between)
    • Monthly offerings that alternate between morning and afternoon schedules
    • Downloadable summaries and job aids

    The 2018 Life Safety Code reflects the latest technologies, design approaches, and challenges. This high-impact training provides the tools you need to confidently apply or enforce requirements. Topics include 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® Live Virtual Training presents a unique opportunity to practice Life Safety Code application in an interactive online environment based on a scenario in a real-world setting. 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. A Certificate of Completion is available after the course upon completion of an online exam.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Explain, at a high level, the structure and content covered in this course.
    • Explain the organization of the 2018 NFPA 101 and key code concepts.
    • Describe code applicability for new and existing occupancies.
    • Define and distinguish occupancy classifications and rehabilitation work categories.
    • Determine hazards of contents, stories in height, and building construction types.
    • Define the three parts of means of egress.
    • Determine exit enclosure and protection.
    • Identify requirements for doors, stairs, handrails and guards, smokeproof enclosures, horizontal exits, ramps, exit passageways, escalators, fire escape stairs, fire escape ladders, and other components of means of egress.
    • Determine occupant load, egress capacity for both individual means of egress components and the entire means of egress.
    • Determine requirements for minimum width, dead-end corridors, common path of travel, remoteness, accessible means of egress (including areas of refuge), travel distance, and exit discharge.
    • Determine requirements for illumination, emergency lighting, and egress markings.
    • Determine special means of egress requirements in areas with high hazard contents.
    • Determine requirements for vertical openings, hazardous areas, interior finish, contents and furnishings, and fire alarm and extinguishing systems.
    • Differentiate among the rehabilitation categories of work identified in Chapter 43.
    • Apply Chapter 43 requirements to a specific building rehabilitation project.
    • Identify methods of addressing rehabilitation work in historic buildings.
    • Apply key learning points of the curriculum to a comprehensive, realistic scenario.
    • Explain how Chapter 11 provisions for special structures are applied.
    • Determine requirements for high-rise buildings, building services, and operating features.
    • Explain how the code implements reference documents. 


    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, 2018 edition PDF. Instructions for access to your PDF will be emailed to you a few days before the start of the training.

    Certificate of Completion:
    To demonstrate your proficiency, go online to take the course assessment. Once you successfully complete the assessment and course evaluation you can download and print your Certificate of Completion.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Earn 20 hours or 2.0 Continuing Education Units for this 20-hour NFPA 101 Virtual Training.
    Attendance is required to earn CEUs. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before attending.

    Learn Virtually. Apply the Code in Real Life!
    The premier training experience from NFPA: now customized with virtual instruction for your workplace, administered by recognized experts who developed the codes and standards. For more information, contact us at 1-800-344-3555 or e-mail

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

  • Live Virtual Training Demo

    Attend classes in real time over the internet through our virtual classroom platform. It's the same high-quality learning experience and expert instruction you’ve come to expect from NFPA® in-person classroom training—only it’s from the comfort of your own home computer. Watch this video for more information.


  • Live Virtual Training Terms & Specifications

    Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting class.

    Expiration: Participants will need to attend the training at the scheduled time of the class. The class will not be recorded. Participants will have access to the post-training assessment and course evaluation for 60 days.

    CEUs: You earn 0.1 continuing education unit (CEU) for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course, please check the description tab. Upon successful completion of a course, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the NFPA® Learning Portal. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.


    Confirmation – You will receive a registration confirmation. Check it for accuracy!

    To access the training, go to My Profile, then to My Training, and then click on the link to the NFPA Training Portal.

    • Course materials will be available on the portal prior to the beginning of the training. It is recommended that you download and print the material before the start of the class.
    • Information on how to access the live event will be posted to the NFPA portal in the Information document, along with other information to help you prepare for the training.
    • On the day of training we recommend that you log in 15 minutes prior to the start of the session.
    • For optimal Live online course performance, please use Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or IE® as your web browser.
    • Refunds
      To receive a full refund for live virtual training, NFPA must receive written notification of your desire to cancel your registration via fax, mail, or email at least 7 business days prior to the start of the program. If notification is received fewer than 7 business days prior to the start of the program, you may transfer your registration to a program of equal or lesser value with availability or you may transfer your registration to another person; however, no refund will be made. If no notice is received, your registration fee will be forfeited. Multiple requests to transfer the same original registration may be subject to a 20% service fee.
    • Cancellation policy
      To receive a full refund if you cancel your registration, you must notify us in writing via fax, mail, or email at least 7 business days prior to the start of the training. The fax number and mailing address are located in the top right corner of this page. Or, submit your request online. If notification is received fewer than 7 business days in advance, you may transfer to a training of equal or lesser value or transfer your registration to another person. If no notice is received, your registration fee will be forfeited.
  • Also in NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®