ITM Certification Prep Course 2022


$350;  Nonmember: $500; AHJ:  $175

Regardless of the type or level of certification you are pursuing in inspection & testing of water-based systems, this two-day, in-person course is designed to equip you with test-taking and time-management strategies to help prepare you for exam day.

Schedule / Enroll

Course Offering 1: 2023 Enroll

In-Person ClassroomIn-Person Classroom
8 AM – 5 PM
Dallas, TX
8 AM – 5 PM
Dallas, TX
JUL 27JUL 28


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AFSA’s ITM Technician Certification Prep Course is intended to prepare ITM technicians, having at least six months of relevant work experience, for certification exams for inspection & testing of water-based systems (i.e. NICET, NFPA, ASSE, ACE, etc.). The course includes content that primarily concentrates on NFPA 25, 2017 Ed., including ITM requirements of wet systems, dry systems, water tanks, fire pumps, standpipes, and private fire service mains. In-class review of the identification and classification of ITM deficiencies and impairments, obstruction investigations, and assessments of internal piping conditions will be included along with an overview of required safety and communication elements. Participants will have an opportunity to apply test-taking and time-management strategies during timed, in-class assessments in preparation for certification exams. The practice problems and assessments will simulate the time allotted and information that may be presented on a certification exam.

Students are encouraged to pre-schedule their certification exam for a date shortly after completing this prep course.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Establish and apply test-taking strategies including timed test formats
  • Navigate NFPA 25, 2017 Ed., including identification of each chapter
  • Distinguish between impairments, critical, and noncritical deficiencies.
  • Identify keywords and relate test questions to the appropriate standard reference.



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


Minimum of 6 months of relevant work experience in the inspection and periodic testing of water-based fire protection systems and a basic understanding of NFPA 25.