Sprinkler Inspector Training Program

Member: 

$4,250* ; Nonmember: $8,500

*Members – 4 Easy Payment Plan:

  1. $1,250 upon registration
  2. $1,000 6 months
  3. $1,000 12 months
  4. $1,000 18 months

NICET Level II Ready in 20 Months

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.

NICET Level I & II Exam Passage Rate is 30% Above the National Average

AFSA ITM Program graduates achieve a 93% pass rate on NICET Level I & II exams*, exceeding the 63% national average.

*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.

 

Schedule / Enroll

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2022 Fall Session: October 2022 – May 2024

View Actual Cycle Course Schedules by Choosing Spring or Fall Below:

Fall 2022

Spring 2023 Coming Soon

 


General Program Timeline

MonthsModulesLearning Type
Months
1-6
MODULE 1: Core Curriculum – Introduction to the Trade

Roles of Inspector, fire science, water-based and non-water-based systems, water supplies, NFPA 25, safety, fall protection, PPE, ladders, electrical safety
Virtual Learning
Month
7
MODULE 2:

Inspection and testing procedures for fire pumps, standpipes, hose systems, private fire service mains, obstructions, valve interiors, gauges, dry systems, water flow and supervisory devices, no-flow pumps, antifreeze solutions.
In-Person training
MODULE 3: NICET Level I Exam and Preparation
Inspection and testing procedures for fire pumps, standpipes, hose systems, private fire service mains, obstructions, valve interiors, sprinklers, gauges, dry systems, water flow and supervisory devices, no-flow pumps, antifreeze solutions
In-Person training

Modules 2 and 3 are back-to-back, in-person training modules and include NICET I exam appointments at a local test center. NICET exam fees are not included with this Program.
Months
8-10
MODULE 4: Water Supplies and Fire Pumps

Hydraulic basics, calculating water flow, flow testing for hydrants, standpipes, and fire pumps, performance criteria
Virtual Learning
Months
11-19
MODULE 5: Advanced Inspection and Testing Procedures

Preplanning, professionalism, safety, liability, documentation. Advanced inspection and testing training on sprinkler systems, standpipes, private fire service mains, water storage tanks, obstructions, and fire pump performance.
Virtual Learning
Month
20
MODULE 6: Inspection and Testing Review and Field Work

Includes hands-on inspection and testing applications including system components, valves, signage, pump room, controllers, diesel engine components, water storage tanks, hydrants, private fire service mains, check valves, obstructions, FDCs, main drains, water flow alarms, supervisory devices, control valves, pressure gauges, no-flow fire pumps, dry systems, dry valves, antifreeze solutions
In-Person training
MODULE 7: NICET Level II Exam and Preparation

Practice exams, work management, documentation, and report.
In-Person training

Modules 6 and 7 are back-to-back and in-person and include live field, lab, and classroom training, along with the NICET II exam appointment at a local test center. NICET exam fees are not included with this Program.
Disclaimer: 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.

Details

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

What’s Involved?

THREE KEY FIGURES play pivotal roles in the success of AFSA’s ITM Inspector Development Program.

AFSA

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!

Employer

  • 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.

Prerequisites

None