2019 NFPA 72: Initiating Devices Online Training

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  • Description

    Based on the 2019 edition of NFPA 72, the updated Initiating Devices Online Training introduces how to select and use basic fire alarm system initiating devices.

    In today's field, a working knowledge of fire alarm initiating devices is critical! Based on the 2019 edition of NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®, Initiating Devices addresses the devices used to manually or automatically signal a fire alarm system to initiate responses from equipment and people. Self-paced training developed by experts in NFPA 72 covers the most common types of initiating devices and their operating features -- providing you with an understanding of how to properly select and apply basic fire alarm initiating devices.

    Work at your own pace online to learn about manual fire alarm boxes, heat detectors, smoke detectors, waterflow switches, and valve tamper switches. The training also introduces the concepts of initiating device spacing and location.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Describe the general types of initiating devices
    • Identify the most common manual and automatic initiating devices used for building fire alarm systems
    • State the location and spacing rules for manual fire alarm boxes
    • Identify the requirements for smoke and heat detector spacing
    • Calculate heat detector spacing based on ceiling height
    • Apply correction factors for spacing smoke detectors on non-smooth ceilings


    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing fire alarm systems, including:
    designers, installers, electrical contractors, architects, auditors, and project managers.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this course and qualify for 0.15 CEU.
    Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.


    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 Protection Examiner (CFPE) Learning Path (available summer 2020)
    • Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I) Learning Path (available summer 2020)
  • 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 180 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.


    • 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.


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