2022 NFPA 72 Online Training Series

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  • Description

    Get up to date with key concepts and requirements with NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® Online Training.

    Personnel who make decisions about fire alarm and signaling systems need to know the correct information so they can avoid costly errors, improve project efficiency, and better protect lives and property. New NFPA 72 Online Training provides expert instruction in the most current safety provisions for fire detection, signaling, and emergency communications and mass notification systems to help gain a fundamental understanding of the code.

    Based on the 2022 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, this fully updated, six-part series spans a broad range of fire alarm and signaling fundamentals from system design to inspection, testing, and maintenance. This web-based course covers new technology and the applicable requirements from building, fire, electrical, and life safety codes, including NFPA 72 and the 2020 edition of NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®).

    The series includes the following courses:

    • Fire Alarm Basics
    • Initiating Devices
    • Notification Appliances
    • Fire Alarm Circuits
    • Off-Premises Signaling
    • Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems

    2022 NFPA 72 Online Training offers instruction in the latest code requirements in a convenient web-based format that lets you learn on your terms.

    Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned professional, this innovative training series is an ideal solution for anyone responsible or concerned with fire alarm and signaling systems. Work at your own pace through six individual courses featuring interactive exercises that assist in teaching core criteria and concepts of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code and related requirements.

    The program includes a total of 13 hours of high-impact training from the organization that publishes the codes. Complete each course, including the six individual final exam knowledge checks, and earn 1.3 continuing education units (CEUs) that may apply to your professional recertification.

    After completing the series, you should be able to:

    • Explain how building, fire, and life safety codes impact the requirements for fire detection and alarm systems
    • Determine how NFPA 72 is used to design, install, and maintain a fire detection and alarm system and how the code is structured
    • Describe the general types of initiating devices
    • Define common terms associated with notification appliances
    • Cite general requirements associated with notification appliances
    • Identify the basic types of circuits
    • Recognize how different circuit types operate under various conditions
    • Identify the characteristics of Class A, B, C, D, E, N, and X circuits
    • Identify the different types of off-premises signaling systems and cite general requirements associated with them
    • 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

    Access the training you need in fire alarm and signaling systems from the source you trust.

    NFPA® helps develop the codes and standards and is the leading educator on building and life safety, electrical safety, fire protection, and emergency response. As the experts in emerging issues in these fields, we provide engaging and effective online learning solutions intended to increase the knowledge and capabilities of skilled professionals.

    Help ensure you are up to date with cutting-edge information and requirements by registering for the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (2022) Online Training Series today.

     

    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 thirteen-hour course series and qualify for 1.3 CEUs. Completion of each individual course qualifies you for between 0.2 and 0.25 CEUs. Upon successful completion of a course or the course series, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

  • Fire Alarm Basics

    2022 NFPA 72®, Fire Alarm Basics Online Training

    The first course in the NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® (2022) Online Training Series provides a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of fire alarms. Fire Alarm Basics consists of three lessons highlighting the equipment and components that comprise a fire alarm system. Instruction covers basic fire alarm system configurations and terminology commonly used in the fire detection and alarm systems industry.

    You will receive lessons in how environmental and system conditions produce different types of signals, such as alarm, trouble, and supervisory signals used to trigger responses or behaviors. The course also overviews power supply criteria and circuits that drive and connect the foundation of fire alarm systems.

    Upon completion, you should be able to: 

    • Explain how building, fire, and life safety codes impact the requirements for fire detection and alarm systems
    • Determine how NFPA 72 is used to design, install, and maintain a fire detection and alarm system and how the code is structured
    • Describe the basic configuration of a fire detection and alarm system
    • Identify the basic types of circuits
    • Define specific terms used in the code
    • List key requirements for primary power and for protection of primary power
    • List the options for secondary power supplies
    • Perform a battery calculation

     

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 2-hour online training course and qualify for 2.0 CEUs. After successfully completing the course, participants will have access to the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

  • Initiating Devices

    2022 NFPA 72®, Initiating Devices Online Training

    This interactive NFPA® Online Training focuses on the most commonly used kinds of initiating devices, offering insight into their various operating features. The second part in the NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® (2022) Online Training Series, the course intends to help increase your knowledge and capacity to correctly choose and administer common fire alarm initiating devices. Learn about the concepts of initiating device spacing locations as well as smoke and heat detectors, fire alarm boxes, valve tamper switches, and water flow switches.

    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

     

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 2-hour online training course and qualify for 2.0 CEUs. After successfully completing the course, participants will have access to the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

  • Notification Appliances

    2022 NFPA 72®, Notification Appliances Online Training

    The effectiveness of fire alarm and signaling systems relies on audible and visible notifications having the desired impact on occupant reactions and behaviors. The third course in the NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® (2022) Online Training Series takes a deeper dive into the appliances designed to warn and inform the occupants of buildings and users of fire alarm systems.

    Interactive content teaches the vocabulary distinctive to audible and visible signaling as well as the criteria for public and private mode notification systems. The training also offers insight into additional categories of notification appliances that may be required in unique applications.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Define common terms associated with notification appliances
    • Cite general requirements associated with notification appliances
    • Differentiate between Tone and Tone Plus Voice notification systems
    • Recognize audible requirements for Public and Private Operating Mode
    • Describe audible requirements for sleeping areas
    • Identify how to achieve the required sound pressure level throughout a space
    • Determine how loud an audible appliance should be at a given point
    • Identify the requirements for Public Operating Mode visible notification
    • Recognize how NFPA 72 affects the installation of wall-mounted notification appliances

     

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 2.5-hour online training course and qualify for 2.5 CEUs. After successfully completing the course, participants will have access to the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

  • Fire Alarm Circuits

    2022 NFPA 72®, Fire Alarm Circuits Online Training

    It's critical to know the many kinds of circuits used in fire detection and alarm systems. The fourth course in the NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® (2022) Online Training Series provides in-depth instruction in the three common types of circuits that connect fire alarm control units to initiating devices and notification appliances, as well as circuits designed to link independent control units to each other within the system. Content also details types of control circuits that indicate other emergency control functions.

    This intuitive training discusses fire alarm power circuits and pathways to power detectors, relays, notification appliances, and other devices and components. Based on NFPA 72, 2022 edition, instruction covers circuit type Class N pathways that allow for the use of networks and Ethernet technologies when interconnecting a fire alarm system.

    Fire Alarm Circuits and Pathways Online Training underscores the fundamental understanding that circuits are powered by the fire alarm system. Regarding this, the course highlights requirements for basic fire alarm circuits found in NFPA 70®, National Electrical Code® (NEC®).

    Upon completion, you should be able to: 

    • Identify the basic types of circuits
    • Recognize how different circuit types operate under various conditions
    • Identify the characteristics of Class A, B, C, D, E, N, and X circuits
    • Recognize how layout and installation factors affect circuit performance
    • Identify the circuit survivability levels

     

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 2-hour online training course and qualify for 2.0 CEUs. After successfully completing the course, participants will have access to the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

  • Off-Premises Signaling

    2022 NFPA 72®, Off-Premises Signaling Online Training

    Continue your NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® (2022) Online Training with an overview of the role of supervising station alarm systems and public emergency alarm reporting systems in monitoring building fire alarm and signaling systems installed at off-premises locations. This fifth course in the series details everything from system types and the different kinds of transmitters and communication methods appropriate for supervising station alarm systems to criteria for system performance, management, and use.

    The course describes how off-premises systems deliver prompt notifications and provide the appropriate information to users or organizations responsible for responding to signals. Instruction covers the primary variations between signaling systems, how they are used, and the applicable requirements from NFPA® codes and standards. Content also details how communications technologies relevant to public emergency alarm reporting systems are different from the ones in supervising station alarm systems as addressed in NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Identify the different types of off-premises signaling systems and cite general requirements associated with them
    • Identify the characteristics and requirements of central station service alarm systems, proprietary supervising station alarm systems, remote supervising station alarm systems, and public emergency alarm reporting systems
    • Describe the communications methods associated with supervising station alarm systems

     

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 2-hour online training course and qualify for 2.0 CEUs. After successfully completing the course, participants will have access to the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

  • ITM of Fire Alarms Systems

    2022 NFPA 72®, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Alarms Systems Online Training

    The effectiveness of signaling systems is dependent on timely and appropriate inspection, testing, and maintenance. NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® (2022) Online Training Series concludes with expert instruction in general provisions relating to the management of inspections, tests, and system impairments. The course goes over NFPA 72 job performance requirements and the responsibilities and qualifications of personnel doing this work.

    Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Alarms Systems Online Training intends to help improve your knowledge of how acceptance, periodic inspections, and testing requirements vary from each other. You will see how to locate National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code content and receive guidance on how often to conduct tests and visual inspections of systems and components.

    The course delivers in-depth coverage of criteria for correctly administering smoke detector functional and sensitivity tests and testing many other typical kinds of initiating devices. You will also receive insights into how some commonly used methods of testing fail to meet code requirements.

    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

     

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 2.5-hour online training course and qualify for 2.5 CEUs. After successfully completing the course, participants will have access to the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training

    Terms:

    • 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.

    Specifications:

    • 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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