NFPA 13 (2019) Live Virtual Training

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  • Description

    Access expert instruction in sprinkler system installations with interactive, web-based learning from NFPA®.

    Your expertise in understanding how to locate, interpret, and apply requirements for automatic sprinkler systems plays a critical role in helping protect lives and property and reducing loss in a fire. NFPA 13, Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2019) Live Virtual Training provides a cost-effective and convenient way to get the knowledge you need to improve safety and develop your career. The course delivers the experience of in-person classroom learning from the convenience of your computer.

    Training is based on the NFPA 13, 2019 edition and takes place across five days, with two, 2-hour sessions per day and a half-hour break in between. Monthly offerings alternate between morning and afternoon schedules to suit your availability. Participants receive a robust overview of fire sprinkler system protection strategies through collaborative polling exercises and expert-led discussions.

    The course also covers:

    • Design fundamentals of new installations
    • Assessment of existing sprinkler systems
    • New industry trends and technologies
    • Examining developing hazards and concerns

    Pre-course materials put you on the path to success and enhance overall learning.

    With NFPA 13 Live Virtual Training, your educational journey begins before you start taking the online classes. Each student receives downloadable summaries and job aids that help establish a foundation of knowledge to build upon more advanced concepts. Materials offer insight into:

    • How NFPA codes and standards are organized
    • The NFPA 13 development process
    • Official NFPA global definitions
    • Scope and application of the standard
    • The organization structure of individual chapters

    Get the knowledge to work with increased confidence, precision, and safety in an engaging online format.

    NFPA 13, Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2019) Live Virtual Training walks you through a realistic digital manufacturing and warehousing facility where you will need to apply requirements, investigate solutions, and make critical decisions in real-time. The interactive instruction spans the range of NFPA 13 criteria to help increase your proficiency in designing, installing, and analyzing sprinkler systems.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Describe fire sprinkler system types and system components
    • Select appropriate occupancy and commodity hazard classifications
    • Analyze design issues in both single- and multi-occupancy use buildings
    • Select the appropriate sprinkler system for a given building occupancy
    • Identify specific criteria used to select an NFPA 13 compliant system
    • Compare the differences in CMDA, CMSA, and ESFR sprinklers that affect system design choices
    • Determine minimum water supply requirements
    • Analyze the critical effects of changes to the water supply in existing systems
    • Identify basic hydraulic principles and how they impact a given system
    • Implement a systematic approach to sprinkler system design and analysis

    Access high-impact in-person training via a virtual classroom platform from the most reliable source.

    This new training program from NFPA is ideal for anyone responsible for ensuring water-based fire suppression systems work as intended in an emergency. Expand your skill and expertise and earn 20 hours of continuing education credits by completing NFPA 13, Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2019) Live Virtual Training.


    Who Will Benefit:
    Engineers, plan reviewers, designers, installers, inspectors, manufacturers, insurers, consultants, and project managers

    Digital Access:
    As part of the training, you will receive free 30-day access to NFPA LiNK™, which will be made available to you shortly  before the start of the training. Within NFPA LiNK™ you will find all relevant codes and information related to your upcoming training. Additional information on where to access NFPA LiNK™ will be shared closer to the date of your 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.
    Attendance is required to earn CEUs. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before attending.

  • 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.
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