FAQ

for California Fitters

Q.How many hours is 3.0 CEUs?

A.

Examples of CEU conversion into hours:
3.0 CEU = 30 hours
0.1 CEU = 1 hour
0.15 CEU = 1.5 hours
1.0 CEU = 10 hours


Q.Will an OSHA 30 course count towards my 30 hours needed for renewal?

A.Only 10 of your 30 required hours can be safety-related.


Q.What if I earned more than 10 hours of safety training prior to this rule?

A.Only 10 of your 30 required hours can be safety-related.


Q.When are my CEU hours due?

A.

CEU HOURS ARE DUE
Period of initial certification
1st date of renewal with CEU requirement
2nd date of renewal with CEU requirement
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
March 1 – June 30, 2025
March 1 – June 30, 2022
March 1 – June 30, 2023
March 1 – June 30, 2026

Source

Q.Since my CEU hours aren’t due until 2022, do I still have to renew my fitter certification?

A.Yes. Fitter certification renewal is annual. Meeting the additional CEU requirement is every 3 years.

Note: Late fees are assessed by CAL FIRE beginning May 1 of the renewal period. To avoid late fees, complete renewal before May 1.


Q.How do I renew my fitter certification?

A.CAL FIRE has created this video to show steps for renewal: Video


Q.I forget which email I used to register my Govmotus account. What do I do?

A.It’s important to use the initial email you used to create your Govmotus account. If you select ‘forgot password’ but used the wrong email, it is likely your password will not successfully reset. If you have to change your email address from the one first used, it will require creation of a new Govmotus account. You’ll need to contact one of the CAL FIRE coordinators listed below.


Q.I sometimes see errors or glitches in my Govmotus account. What’s going on?

A.The preferred web browser when using Govmotus is Google Chrome. First, use Chrome to access your Govmotus account to see if that corrects the issue. If you experience further issues, report them in detail to either of the following CAL FIRE coordinators:

CAL FIRE Coordinators
Elena Rich
916.568.2934
Kemiko Tolon
916.568.3820


Q.How do I upload the CEU hours I’ve earned into my Govmotus account?

A.At this time, Govmotus will only allow for upload of CEU certificates to your account during the renewal period, which is March 1 – June 30.


Q.How do I find out how many CEU hours I’ve earned, or how many hours I still need to earn?

A.It is important for you to track your training hours for your fitter certification renewal. You may likely receive training hours from multiple providers. These providers will only have information on training they provide, not what others have provided to you. That is why it is ultimately your responsibility to track your CEU hours for your renewal.


Q.How do I find the CEUs I’ve earned specifically from AFSA?

A.CEUs earned from AFSA will be displayed in your AFSA account. When you login to your AFSA account, access your member profile, then select CEU Credits tab to view a transcript of all CEUs earned. Also, you can select CEU Certificates tab to download/print individual completion certificates for CEUs earned from AFSA. This will not include CEUs earned from other training providers, including AFSA California chapters. For that, you must contact the training provider directly.


Q.Can I take the same course twice and still earn the hours?

A.A course cannot be repeated within the 3-year CEU renewal period.


Q.How do I find CAL FIRE approved courses to count toward my renewal?

A.

CAL FIRE Approved Training Providers
AFSA Greater Bay Area Chapter
AFSA Sacramento Valley Chapter
AFSA San Diego Chapter
American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA National)
California American Fire Sprinkler Association


Q.Do I have to be a member of AFSA to take these classes?

A.No. Nonmember pricing is available for each course, too. AFSA membership is company-based. If your company is not an AFSA member, a free 6-month trial membership is available. www.firesprinkler.org/trial Restrictions apply, see website for details.