2018 NFPA 4: Integrated Systems Testing Fundamentals 1-Day Classroom Training

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  • Description

    New from NFPA® - Get a full day of in-depth training on NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing.

    Learn about integrated system testing and why NFPA 4 application is so critical in your work. Referenced in the 2018 editions of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, NFPA 1, Fire Code, NFPA 5000®, Building Construction and Safety Code®, the International Fire Code, and the International Building Code, NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing is your go-to source for help preparing integrated system testing plans.

    To fully understand NFPA 4 requirements, you need to know what Integrated System Testing is, why it is important, and how it will impact the safety of buildings and the ultimate success of your projects.

    Designed by experts, this activities-based course demonstrates correct application of NFPA 4 on various scale projects. By the end of the course you'll be able to explain the purpose of the Standard, identify members of the integrated system testing team, be aware of factors that contribute to an integrated system test plan, evaluate an input/output matrix, and understand the nuances encountered when applying NFPA 4 to both new and existing buildings.

    This course is an essential add-on for anyone attending the 3-day NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (2016) 3-day Classroom Training.

    Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

    • Explain the difference between commissioning, acceptance testing, and integrated system testing
    • Explain the importance of NFPA 4 and the major codes that include it as a referenced document
    • Identify the various members of an integrated system testing team and their roles/responsibilities
    • Identify the minimum three test scenarios required by NFPA 4 and the risks associated with each
    • Identify the IST frequencies required by NFPA 4
    • List the required documentation for the IST final test report
    • Identify the record retention requirements per NFPA 4
    • Determine the IST resources, test frequencies and items to consider for an existing high rise building undergoing renovation

    Do you think you're already performing integrated system testing?

    View our short, interactive tutorial to find out.


    Who Will Benefit:
    AHJs, engineers, fire alarm contractors, facility managers, insurance representatives, third-party engineers, CFPS holders, and anyone responsible for conducting integrated system testing

    Free with Training!
    NFPA 4, Standard for Integrated Fire Protection and Life Safety System Testing, 2018 Edition

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Earn 7 hours or 0.7 CEUs for this 1-day NFPA 4 Classroom Training.
    Attendance is required to earn CEUs. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before attending.

    Apply the code TO your facility AT your facility!
    The premier training experience from NFPA: customized, hands-on instruction on-site at your workplace, administered by recognized experts who developed the codes and standards. For more information, contact us at 1-877-336-3280 or e-mail onsitetraining@nfpa.org, or visit nfpatraining.org/onsite.

  • Location Information

    Rosemont (Chicago), IL (4/18/19)

    DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport
    5460 North River Road
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    Reservations: 1-847-292-9100

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

    Tarrytown, NY (5/23/19)

    Doubletree by Hilton Tarrytown
    455 South Broadway
    Tarrytown, NY 10591
    Reservations: 914-631-5700

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    San Antonio (6/15/19)

    Training Location:
    Henry B. Gonzalez Conference Center
    900 E. Market Street
    San Antonio, TX 78205

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    Ask for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rate at any of these local hotels.

    Orlando (12/19/19)

    Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Sea World
    10100 International Drive
    Orlando, FL 32821
    Reservations: 407-352-1100

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

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    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.

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