Water-Based Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (WBITM) Online Learning Path Primer

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  • Description

    The Water-Based Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (WBITM) Online Learning Path Primer offers a complete range of innovative NFPA® online resources for preparing and practicing for the certification exam.

    Water-based fire suppression systems are vital to protecting people and property in the built environment. Earning the new WBITM Certification is a powerful way for skilled professionals who maintain, inspect, and test fire sprinklers and related equipment to verify their knowledge and the ability to perform their duties without the need for supervision.

    Access the resources to put you on the path to WBITM Certification from the source that publishes NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems.

    The WBITM Online Learning Path Primer represents a consolidated approach to learning NFPA 25, 2020 edition criteria and how it pertains to the certification blueprint. This convenient online solution delivers one year of unlimited access to exclusive, expert-developed content and instruction focused on getting you ready to take the exam.

    Whether you are a testing, inspection, and maintenance technician or a contractor, engineer, designer, or anyone else with concerns for water-based fire suppression systems, this valuable NFPA credential can help validate your expertise and further your career.

    The all-in-one Primer includes:

    • NFPA Online Training – Work your way through a total of seven digital learning courses focused on assisting you in getting ready to sit for the certification exam, including the three-part NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems (2020) Online Training Series.
    • A Day in a Life Video for ITM Technicians – Join an ITM technician on the job as they show you what they commonly encounter in a day and discuss their various tasks and responsibilities.
    • Video Demonstrations – See how to correctly run inspection, testing, and maintenance flow tests of water-based systems.
    • Practice and Learn Series – Gain confidence in your understanding of code requirements through a series of three scenario-based lessons in which you will be asked 10 to 15 questions that simulate what's on the exam. You will receive explanatory feedback based on your correct or incorrect selections.
    • WBITM Capstone – Apply the knowledge you have accrued along the learning path in this culminating online training course that challenges you to apply foundational concepts of the certification in realistic situations. The Capstone provides experience identifying codes and standards requirements and an overview of the practicum portion of the certification process.
    • Practice Exam – Our robust practice exam helps assess where you are in your preparation. Answer questions in short or topic-based practice tests, or replicate the experience with a full-length, timed exam.

    Take advantage of interactive online practice and training from the source that publishes NFPA 25.

    Learn more about the relevant codes and standards and how they work together to support the WBITM Certification through intuitive, web-based courses developed by NFPA.

    Courses feature everything from engaging, scenario-based exercises, case studies, and knowledge checks to instructional videos on when and how to test water-based systems. As you proceed, you will have the ability to go back to sections and topics depending on your needs.

    Lessons include how to:

    • Find answers to common questions on the WBITM exam by successfully navigating to the appropriate sections of applicable codes and standards
    • Identify and implement criteria for managing impairments
    • Locate duties and responsibilities for water-based ITM within NFPA 25
    • Describe and locate cases of impairments, critical deficiencies, and non-critical deficiencies
    • Determine ITM tasks to be performed at regular intervals and for unscheduled events such as emergency impairments
    • Discuss how fire protection can be compromised due to component deficiencies
    • Recognize the significance of inspecting, testing, and maintaining water-based fire protection systems

    Set your course for Water-Based Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Certification and demonstrate your commitment to professional development and public safety.

    This comprehensive practice and preparation program is expressly designed to cover all NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, and applicable topics and requirements covered on the certification exam.

    Take confidence you are working with the most reliable and advanced instruction and materials. Place your order for the NFPA Water-Based Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Online Learning Path Primer today.

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Water-based systems engineers, technicians, designers, plan reviewers, installers, maintenance personnel, inspectors, manufacturers, insurers, and anyone preparing for the Certified Water-Based Systems Professional Certification.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this 7-hour online training series and qualify for 0.7 CEUs. Completion of each one-hour course qualifies you for .01 CEU. After successfully completing a course or the course series, participants will have access to the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

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

     

    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 Plan Examiner (CFPE) Learning Path
      The CFPE Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with NFPA 1, Fire Code, 2018 edition; NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016 edition; NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®, 2016 edition; and NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, 2018 edition. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the books to the exam. If you do not already own them, they are available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.
    • Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I) Learning Path
      The CFI-I Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with the 2015 and 2018 NFPA code sets which include: NFPA 1, Fire Code, (2015 or 2018 edition); NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, (2013 or 2016 edition); NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, (2014 or 2017 edition); NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code,® (2013 or 2016 edition); and NFPA 101,® Life Safety Code,® (2015 or 2018 edition). Candidates are encouraged to check with their jurisdiction to verify which code set is appropriate.The Certification Exam is applicable to either the 2015 or the 2018 code set. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the books to the exam. If you do not already own them, they are available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.
    • Water-Based Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (WBITM) Learning Path

      The WBITM Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. Candidates are also expected to know system components, function, safety, and design principles through a comprehensive working knowledge of the following related codes and standards: NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, NFPA 14, NFPA 15, NFPA 16, NFPA 20, NFPA 22, NFPA 24, and NFPA 72®. Additionally, due to the risks posed by energized pumps and other components, candidates should be familiar with NFPA 70E®. All of those codes and standards, including NFPA 25, will be provided as digital references during the exam.

      If you would like to purchase these NFPA documents for study or reference outside the exam, please go to the NFPA catalog at www.nfpa.org/catalog.

  • Introduction to WBITM Online Training

    The WBITM Certification offers a new way to verify your knowledge and proficiency in your field. Introduction to Water-Based Inspection Testing and Maintenance Certification online training provides WBITM candidates with an overview of the NFPA® certification, so you understand everything you need to about the program to be successful. The course covers the roles and responsibilities of the WBITM fire protection systems professional, program eligibility requirements, and the certification itself. Special features of the course include practical insights into the daily responsibilities of a WBITM technician from Devon O'Leary, Training Manager at Johnson Controls in Cranston, Rhode Island.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Describe the WBITM learning path
    • Determine which materials are necessary to complete the WBITM learning path
    • Describe the daily tasks and responsibilities of a WBITM
    • Identify the key benefits of the knowledge domains in the WBITM learning path
    • Explain how the WBITM learning path supports successful completion of the exam
    • State the scope and purpose of NFPA 25
    • Identify roles and responsibilities within NFPA 25
  • WBITM Prep Series Online Training

    WBITM Prep Series

    • WBITM Practice and Learn #1
    • 2020 NFPA 25: ITM Requirements – General, Wet, and Dry Pipe Systems Online Training
    • WBITM Practice and Learn #2
    • 2020 NFPA 25: ITM Requirements – Preaction and Deluge Systems and System Components Online Training
    • WBITM-Practice and Learn #3
  • WBITM Capstone Online Training

    The Water-Based Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (WBITM) Capstone Online Training is designed to bring together everything you have learned along the WBITM Online Learning Path. The Capstone course challenges you to apply your knowledge in real-life scenario-based exercises. You benefit from the experience of navigating to the correct content in the applicable codes and standards to answer questions commonly found on the certification exam. The course also provides valuable insight into the practicum portion of the certification process.

    Upon completion, you should be able to:

    • Effectively navigate the relevant codes and standards to answer typical WBITM exam questions
    • Apply relevant codes and standards requirements to real-world scenarios
  • WBITM Practice Exam

    Prepare for the Water-Based Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (WBITM) Certification by testing your knowledge and readiness with the most robust and advanced Practice Exam module from NFPA®.

    The key to success always comes down to your dedication to quality practice. The WBITM Practice Exam provides a powerful tool for helping candidates get ready to attempt to earn certification.

    Our new online format provides the flexibility to prep how you want, when you want, from the convenience of your computer, tablet, or mobile device.

    The WBITM Certification Practice Exam is designed to evaluate your knowledge and application of NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2020 edition. There are 140 multiple-choice questions you can answer by referencing NFPA 25 or any other relevant code or standard. All applicable publications will be available digitally during the session.

    The Practice Exam offers exercise test questions in a variety of ways to prepare for the exam. Results are broken out by domain to assist in gauging your potential strengths and weaknesses in subject categories, so you can tailor your course of study and strategy for success.

    You get 180 days of access to: 

    • Short Practice Tests & Topic-Based Practice Tests – These 15- to 20-question randomized practice tests provide the option of choosing content covering the entire certification or content pulled from the particular domains where you are focused on improving. With an extensive pool of questions, the Practice Tests provide a fresh experience no matter how many times you test. Feedback is provided for each answer, indicating whether you were correct or incorrect, along with the content area from which the question was pulled and the appropriate reference.
    • Full Practice Exam – Sit for a 2.5-hour timed practice exam that simulates testing for WBITM Certification. Full Practice Exams mirror the official format with 140 randomly selected questions each time you take the test. You will see virtually the same question types, content, weighting, and difficulty as the actual exam.
    • Expert Videos – Watch three videos that offer insider tips that support you in studying and preparing for your certification.

    Practice like a pro for your WBITM Certification and demonstrate competency and credibility to employers and peers.

    The WBITM Practice Exam is an essential stop on the Water-Based Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Certification Learning Path. Together with other NFPA training and preparation resources, you get the support to help improve your understanding of the content on the exam and the ability to reference the appropriate sections of NFPA 25 and related code and standard requirements. Register for the Practice Exam module and start putting your knowledge and skills to the test today.

  • 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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