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sessions offering CAL FIRE-approved CEUs.

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AFSA is pleased to offer fitter-targeted webinars! These webinars are designed specifically for fire sprinkler fitters, and many offer CAL-FIRE-approved CEUs. Register with AFSA and set up your account to receive upcoming webinar information and ease registration, or sign up to receive notification of upcoming Fitter Zone events!

See our training schedule below for live events or search our library of on-demand training offering CEUs and/or CPDs. For more information, check back or sign up to be notified of new offerings as they become available.

Upcoming FITTERZONE Webinars

Obstructions in NFPA 25-2013 (CA) Edition

 (this is a Fitter Zone webinar)

Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

Join us for a webinar to learn about obstructions in fire protection systems. This webinar will discuss the various caused of obstructions in water-based fire protection systems and the required inspection, testing and maintenance procedure

View Cal-Fire demonstration videos

Get the facts for California fitters.

Continuing education resources.

Popular Previously Recorded Webinars

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Understanding NFPA 20, 2016 Ed.

Duration:

2 Hours
This webinar focuses on the installation of stationary fire pumps and the requirements of the 2016 edition of NFPA 20.

CEUs:

.2

CPDs:

2.0

Contact Hours:

2.0
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Understanding NFPA 14, 2013 Ed.

Duration:

2 Hours
This webinar focuses on the design and installation of standpipes while highlighting the 2013 edition changes of NFPA 14.

CEUs:

.2

CPDs:

2.0

Contact Hours:

2.0
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NFPA 13, Technical Changes from 2013 to 2016 Ed.

Duration:

4 Hours
Created for Fitters and CAL FIRE Approved. Learn about significant changes that impact your everyday work practices addressed by the NFPA 13 Committees during the 2016 edition code cycle.

CEUs:

.4

CPDs:

4.0

Contact Hours:

4.0
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Ambiguities in NFPA 13, 2016 Ed.

Duration:

1 Hour
There are criteria within NFPA 13 that leave many wondering what is actually required. Whether it’s a tortured sentence or simply poor directions, you have to figure it out.

CEUs:

.1

CPDs:

1.0

Contact Hours:

1.0
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Acceptance Testing

Duration:

1 Hour
This course reviews required acceptance tests for fire sprinkler systems and the subtle changes to the requirements when applied to new systems/existing systems, aboveground/underground pipes, and systems filled with water vs. systems filled with air.

CEUs:

.1

CPDs:

1.0

Contact Hours:

1.0

FAQs

For California Fitters

Examples of CEU conversion into hours:

3.0 CEU = 30 hours0.1 CEU = 1 hour
0.15 CEU = 1.5 hours1.0 CEU = 10 hours

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

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

CEU HOURS ARE DUE

Period of initial certification1st date of renewal with CEU requirement2nd date of renewal with CEU requirement
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021March 1 – June 30, 2025
March 1 – June 30, 2022March 1 – June 30, 2023March 1 – June 30, 2026
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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.

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

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.

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 problems, report them in detail to either of the following CAL FIRE coordinators.

CAL FIRE Coordinators

Elena RichElena.Rich@fire.ca.gov916.203.8161
Kemiko TolonKemiko.Tolon@fire.ca.gov916.639.0926

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.

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.

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

CAL FIRE Approved Training Providers

AFSA Greater Bay Area ChapterAlicia Karrickafsa-gba.org
AFSA Sacramento Valley ChapterPaulene Norwoodsacvalleyafsa.org
AFSA San Diego ChapterRhonda Gudgerafsasandiegochapter.org
AFSA SoCal ChapterJeff Bridgessocalafsa.wildapricot.org
American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA National)Leslie ClountsMaricarmen Martinezfiresprinkler.org/zone
California American Fire Sprinkler AssociationLauren Mayo

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.

CAL FIRE CONTINUING EDUCATION INFO

  • CAL FIRE Information Bulletin 17-002 AES Certification
    See pg. 3 for Continuing Education
  • CAL FIRE Approved Training Providers
    See. p. 2 for additional rules for continuing education.
  • CAL FIRE Information Bulletin 20-0003 CEU Information
    Issued 3/30/20; revises renewal deadline.
  • Fitter Certification Application
  • Annual Sprinkler Fitter Renewal