Sprinkler Fitter Apprentice Training
Live Virtual Instruction Program
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
$425 enrollment fee plus $2,000 tuition
No Longer Available.
Nonmember Price $3,225
$475 enrollment fee plus $2,000 tuition
No longer Available.
Nonmember Price $3,275
$550 enrollment fee plus $2,000 tuition
No longer Available.
Nonmember Price $3,350
Non-Member tuition is $2,800 per course. The enrollment Fee Includes all materials and proctored online testing.
AFSA now offers a virtual instruction program (VIP) for the apprentice curriculum. The Sprinkler Fitting curriculum is now in its 4th edition. This version correlates with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2019 edition. These textbook materials are produced through a partnership between AFSA and NCCER.
Each level provides ten months of education to accompany the On-The-Job Learning (OJL) conducted by the employer. The education includes the Sprinkler Fitting textbooks, two live monthly sessions, performance tasks to reinforce the modules, self-study components, and assessments.
The live lessons are instructed by AFSA staff and subject matter experts. Each session will run for 2 hours and includes time for discussion. Lessons will be delivered twice each scheduled day to accommodate multiple time zones. A calendar will be provided with registration that contains specific dates. Participants are required to attend the live sessions.
Performance tasks are the execution of items that correspond to the lesson. This reinforcement increases the learning and retention of participants. The tasks are verified by the supervisor (employer) designated during VIP registration. These tasks must be finished to complete the level.
During the self-study portion, the apprentice is expected to read the accompanying sections that support the lesson and review any add-on resources, such as videos or articles that have been provided. The text provides questions with each module to help guide the apprentice and ensure key concepts are absorbed.
Also included are assessments via the learning management system. For Level 1 and Level 2, there will be one exam per module. For Levels 3 and 4, the number of assessments will be reduced from those corresponding to the 3rd edition of the textbooks, but for subjects that warrant it, there may be more than one exam per module. In addition, the testing will be virtually proctored, which adds strength to the quality of the education program.
|Lesson||Date||Related Module#||Subjects||Time (min)|
• Future with construction industry
• Introduction to the fire sprinkler industry
• Benefits of safety and reducing hazards
• Importance of safety
• Common construction hazards
• Best practices for safety
• Whole and fractional numbers
• Tools for measuring lengths
• Different types of drawings
• Scales, symbols, and elements
• Introduction to common manual construction tools
• Review of manual tools most common for sprinkler fitters
• Drills, wrenches, and saws
• Tools best suited for different tasks
|Rigging and Material Handling:|
• Use of rigging equipment
• Safety precautions for material handling
• Review equipment for material handling
|Math and Drawings:|
• Reinforcement of math concepts
• Reinforcement of construction drawings
|Communication and Employability Skills|
• Improve communication skills
• Using critical thinking
|10||06/21/23||18101||The Sprinkler Industry|
• Occupational overview
• Begin identification of sprinklers and systems
• Apprenticeship requirements
|11||07/12/23||18102||IComponents and Systems|
• Types of sprinkler systems
• Variety of fire sprinklers
|12||07/19/23||18102||Components and Systems|
• Valves for fire sprinkler systems
• Introduction to fire pumps
• Identify different steel pipes and their standards
• Methods of joining
• Details of flanged and plain-end fittings
• Reviewing applications
• Characteristics of CPVC
• Joining methods
• Identify different copper tubes and their standards
• Methods of joining
• Reinforcement and comparison of piping materials
• Uses for different materials
|Components and Drawings|
• Reinforcement and connection for system components and drawing
• Safety guidelines
• Piping and components
• Support and restraining systems
• Testing requirements
This level comprises Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills, 6th Edition, and Sprinkler Fitting: Level 1, 4th Edition. The course is divided into modules. The subjects and their learning objectives are found below.
Upon completion of Level 1, the trainee will be awarded 15.5 CEUs (155 Credit Hours).
Module 00100 Build Your Future in Construction (2.5 hours)
Module 00101 Basic Safety (12.5 hours)
Module 00102 Introduction to Construction Math (10 hours)
Module 00103 Introduction to Hand Tools (12.5 hours)
Module 00104 Introduction to Power Tools (10 hours)
Module 00105 Introduction to Construction Drawings (10 hours)
Module 00106 Introduction to Basic Rigging (7.5 hours)
Module 00107 Basic Communication Skills (7.5 hours)
Module 00108 Basic Employability Skills (7.5 hours)
Module 00109 Introduction to Material Handling (5 hours)
Module 18101 Occupational Overview: The Sprinkler Industry (5 hours)
Module 18102 Introduction to Components and Systems (10 hours)
Module 18103 Steel Pipe and Fittings (20 hours)
Module 18104 CPVC Pipe and Fittings (12.5 hours)
Module 18105 Copper Tubing and Fittings (10 hours)
Module 18106 Underground Pipe (12.5 hours)