The AFSA ITM Inspector Development Program utilizes a blended-learning format with on-demand lessons, webinars, and in-person training. The training course is combined with a robustly-structured on-the-job training (OJT) and mentoring program with the goal for candidates to pass NICET Level II water-based inspection certification exam in less than two years.
This comprehensive program provides recommendations for implementation at every level and the need for a successful, ongoing program right from the start, including:
- Hiring recommendations
- Applicant screening tips
- Training record keeping
- Payscale suggestions
- Progressive training guidelines
- Candidate sample promissory note
THREE KEY FIGURES play pivotal roles in the success of AFSA’s ITM Inspector Development Program.
Deliver a blended learning environment to include:
- 56 hours of on-demand courses
- 21 hours of live, interactive web instruction
- Live in-class lecture
- Hands-on field and lab inspections and testing training
- Limited class size maximizing student learning outcomes
- Provide a guided and systematic process for the ‘green’ inspector trainee toward NICET I and NICET II certifications
- Encourage and foster character-building traits: honesty, integrity, confidence, professionalism, neat appearance, organization, reliability, accountability, credibility
- Strength communication skills, both written (for noting inspection and testing observations) and verbal (communicating with customers)
- Training and development program developed by seasoned industry experts with 65+ years of combined industry experience and 50+ years of teaching the fire protection community around the globe.
Student, the new Inspector
- Commit approximately 3 hours a week to program studies (much is online and on-demand).
- Keep pace with program activities, including OJT tasks led by your supervisor as recommended in the program. OJT helps to ensure your readiness for pre-scheduled NICET exams.
- Pursue studies to attain passing scores of 70+ on each assessment and exam.
- Maintain professional appearance and demeanor. You are the face of your company!
- Vet/Recruit the right candidate(s) for this program. Consider a probationary period and use a promissory note (template included in the program) before enrollment.
- Designate an in-house supervisor/instructor to oversee students’ ITM training.
- Adhere to Program activities and related timeline regarding OJT tasks as recommended.
- Involves documenting and verifying work experience as required by NICET as part of their certification process.
- Ensures student keeps pace within the program cycle and is duly prepared as each new phase of this comprehensive 20-month program begins.