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|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
|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.
|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
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.
|MODULE 4: Water Supplies and Fire Pumps|
Hydraulic basics, calculating water flow, flow testing for hydrants, standpipes, and fire pumps, performance criteria
|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.
|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
|MODULE 7: NICET Level II Exam and Preparation|
Practice exams, work management, documentation, and report.
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.|
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 the NICET Level II water-based inspection certification exam in less than two years.
AFSA ITM Program graduates achieve a 93% pass rate on NICET Level I & II exams*, exceeding the 63% national average.
This comprehensive program provides recommendations for implementation at every level and the need for a successful, ongoing program right from the start, including:
THREE KEY FIGURES play pivotal roles in the success of AFSA’s ITM Inspector Development Program.
Deliver a blended-learning environment to include: