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Invest in ITM Training with AFSA

Grow Your Team and Expand Your Recurring Revenue

DALLAS – The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) can help grow your Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance (ITM) technicians and your recurring revenue with its ITM Inspector Development program. Graduates have a proven track record, with 95 percent of AFSA’s students passing their Level I exam, and 94 percent passing the Level II Inspection & Testing exams, all on their first attempts. All told, AFSA averages a 95-percent pass rate for Level I and Level II exams versus the national average 61-percent rate. Put your technicians on the path to success today with AFSA’s 2023 classes: the Spring class will start March 6, and the Fall class will start October 9.

“Our ITM Inspector Development Program was created to develop a new class of inspector with formalized and consistent instruction,” comments AFSA Director of Education Services Leslie Clounts. “Whether you are opening an ITM division or expanding your current one, AFSA can prepare your inspectors to take your business to the next level.”

AFSA’s ITM Inspector Development program aims to develop a beginner technician into NICET level II-equivalent inspectors in less than 20 months. The program utilizes a blended-learning format with on-demand lessons, webinars, and in-person training. The training course is combined with robustly structured on-the-job training (OJT) and a mentoring program. AFSA’s program includes:

  • Fifty-six hours of on-demand courses;
  • Twenty-one hours of live, interactive web instruction;
  • Live in-class lectures;
  • Hands-on field and lab inspections and testing training;
  • Limited class size maximizing student learning outcomes;
  • A guided and systematic process for the “green” inspector trainee to progress toward NICET I and NICET II certifications;
  • A focus on character-building traits: honesty, integrity, confidence, professionalism, neat appearance, organization, reliability, accountability, and credibility; and
  • Training to strengthen communication skills, both written (for noting inspection and testing observations) and verbal (communicating with customers).

This program was developed by industry experts with 65-plus years of combined industry experience and 50-plus years of teaching the fire protection community globally. Students will commit approximately three hours a week to program studies (much is online and on-demand). Additionally, they will keep pace with program activities, including OJT tasks led by your supervisor as recommended in the program. For more information and to register, visit or email

*AFSA makes no implied or expressed warranty that studying these materials or passing the assessments or exams will ensure passage of the related NICET exams or certification by NICET.

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