AFSA Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School


The Beginning Fire Sprinkler System Planning School presents a comprehensive, practical approach to preparing fire sprinkler system drawings. Students receive two full weeks of instruction, 60% of which is study and review of NFPA 13 (2019). The other 40% is the preparation of fire sprinkler system layout, shop drawings and how to do hydraulic calculations by hand. There is no CAD or third-party software taught in this class.

For Trainees and Entry-Level Technicians

This class is designed for trainees and entry-level technicians with at least six months' experience as well as those with experience in the sprinkler trade looking to make the transition to design. The students learn by actually planning and drawing sprinkler systems while studying and applying NFPA 13 (2019 Edition).

2022 SCHEDULE (More Dates to Come)

For more info, call: 214-349-5965, ext. 117.
This school will prepare the student to:
  • Accelerate the comprehension of plans and various types of building construction for proper sprinkler spacing applications.
  • Determine the proper and economic planning of sprinkler system layout and installation methods.
  • Know the importance of sprinkler specifications, types of pipe, hangers, fittings, flow tests, etc.
  • Learn to develop shop drawings from start to finish.
  • Learn to coordinate with other trades - plumbing, mechanical, structural and electrical.
  • Perform manual hydraulic calculations by hand, preparing the student for a more natural decision-making process when using a computer to perform hydraulics.
  • Prepare shop drawings in class for projects with different applications.

Highly Suggested Reading List Prior to First Class:

TI-30XS Scientific Calculator



AFSA Member: $2,200    Non-Member: $3,200
Join us today to receive the member rate.
Registration for non-members opens 6 weeks before the first day of each session.

Cancellation Policy:

  • up to 30 days prior = refund minus $150
  • up to 14 days prior = 50% refund
  • within 14 days of class = no refund

Rescheduling policy:

  • Up to 30 days prior = $150 rescheduling fee
  • Up to 14 days prior = $300 rescheduling fee
  • Within 14 days of class = $500 rescheduling fee

All cancellations/changes must be made in writing. No cancellations by phone.


  • Classrooms will be socially distanced to meet current CDC guidelines. 
  • Maximum enrollment depends on maximum capacity of each training facility. Many classes sell out in advance.
  • Students will be temperature checked each day before entering the classroom, and must wear a mask while attending class.


  • No Registrations accepted over the phone.
  • Submit completed registration form with payment online, by fax or by mail.
  • Students are not registered to attend until a confirmation is received from AFSA Headquarters.



Training Facility and Hotel Location Information: 
Please see specific accommodation and training room information in each event listing.
If you have any questions please contact Liz Rosemiller at 214-349-59659 ext 117 or [email protected].


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