2019 NFPA 72: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems Online Training

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  • Description

    Learn how to apply NFPA 72 requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance to ensure dependable fire alarm and emergency systems.

    Proper inspection, testing, and maintenance are critical to signaling system effectiveness. This lesson covers Code requirements for inspecting, testing, and maintaining fire alarm systems. The lessons review general provisions in NFPA 72®, Fire Alarm and Signaling Code,® involving management of inspections, tests, and system impairments. The training also addresses personnel responsibilities and qualifications.

    Learn how the Code requirements for acceptance, periodic inspections, and tests differ from one another. These differences result in specific qualification requirements for the persons doing the work. Most of the actual test methods for fire alarm equipment do not vary for new work versus periodic testing; however, some testing requirements for new work do not apply to existing systems.

    In this training, you'll learn how to navigate NFPA 72 to locate specific requirements and frequencies for the testing and visual inspection of fire detection and alarm system components. Specific requirements for properly conducting smoke detector functional and sensitivity tests are covered in detail, as well as test methods for several other common types of initiating devices. Last but not least, you will gain insight into how some commonly employed test methods do not meet the requirements of the Code.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Define terms related to the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems
    • Recognize general requirements for the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems
    • Identify the purpose of inspections
    • Describe the requirements of acceptance inspections and periodic inspections
    • Identify the testing and maintenance requirements for fire alarm systems


    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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