is a 4-book training program with online testing or optional
paper tests. Many states have approved a
contractors apprenticeship training program utilizing
our courses to meet the required supplemental training.
This program, written from a contractor's point of
view, has been developed through combined efforts of
technical experts and AFSA contractor members.
Each book of the series, includes hundreds of photographs,
drawings and tables to provide the latest graphic as
well as written instruction on proper installation techniques
and use of tools. Supplemental DVD or CD is included
with each book.
Applied Sprinkler Technology Series was developed to
train designers on all aspects of fire sprinkler technology
and design. It is based on the 1999 ed. of NFPA 13.
This is a 3-book series with online testing or optional
paper tests. The books are divided into modules. Each
module includes a series of lessons that cover a particular
topic within the scope of that module.
For an updated online version of this system layout
correspondence course, The Leadership Ladder, teaches the
newly promoted fire sprinkler foreman to manage projects
from beginning to end. This 24-lesson course, written by
industry veteran Michael L. Brown and reviewed by contractor
members of AFSA, guides the new foreman through supervision
of a fire sprinkler installation project and the other
employees working that job. It also includes more than
40 pages of sample forms necessary to help manage a project,
such as Change Order, Request For Information, and Employee
Injury Report. The course includes online testing with
optional paper tests.
Fire Sprinkler System Installation
This correspondence course, also available in Spanish,
teaches installers the techniques for residential fire
sprinkler system installation according to the 2007 ed.
of NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler
Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured
Homes, in as little as 6 months. Modules include introduction
to the trade; construction math; system design considerations;
tools, material & installation overview; and special
systems & retrofit. Appendices on the subjects of CPVC
pipe & fittings and copper tube systems are also included.