Virtual Instruction Program
AT A GLANCE
New Updates for Apprentice Training
With new apprentice courses purchased on 1/1/23 and after that, you will see some exciting changes designed to improve the training experience for apprentices and employers while strengthening AFSA’s apprenticeship training model.
Education and instruction are an important part of the fire sprinkler fitter pathway from beginning apprentice to journeyman. The most common programs involve four levels of apprenticeship, demonstrating progress through the program. Each level, typically completed in 1 year, has approximately 2000 hours of on-the-job training and 150 hours of instruction to reach completion.
With a focus on education and training for the fire sprinkler industry, AFSA has offerings to meet various needs. First, there is the curriculum. This option provides textbooks and assessments to support an educational program overseen by the employer. Second, there is a virtual instruction program. In this option, participants receive the same materials as the first, but there will be live online instruction and resources to aid the learning process. Soon, AFSA will also release a third option that will educate the apprentices and assist the employer in managing the apprentice programs.
From the Core to Level 4, all (5) textbooks in AFSA’s apprenticeship training series are updated.
The (4) Sprinkler Fitting texts are correlated to the 2019 ed. and 2022 ed. of NFPA 13 and include all new art in collaboration with AFSA industry partners.
Enroll before September 8, 2023
Enrollment is $425 per apprentice. Includes registration into the program and books for this level. Subsequent levels have a lower enrollment fee. Tuition is $200/month totaling $2000/level. Live lessons on Tuesdays at 10a and 4p (CT). Calendar provided with registration.
Students receive live virtual instruction twice a month in conjunction with assessments to ensure they have understood the material.
2023 All four levels are now available.
Level 3e series will sunset on 6/30/24 (all four levels).