Although there are other organizations that certify individuals as being competent in the inspection and testing aspects of NFPA 25, ASSE International developed the ASSE 15000 certification program to raise the bar for fire protection industry personnel and ensure public safety. Individuals who are certified to ASSE 15010 have the ability to knowledgeably and skillfully inspect, test, and maintain water-based fire protection systems to the satisfaction of the fire protection industry and beyond the minimum requirements of NFPA 25.
The evaluation of fire protection systems for conformance to codes and standards, and determining if a sprinkler system is adequate based on building evaluations and uses, is beyond the scope of NFPA 25. A person certified to ASSE 15010 will have the qualifications to perform such evaluations, in consultation with a licensed engineer in some states.
This new AFSA course includes:
AFSA is an ASSE Approved Provider of the 15010 Certification Course
This description was adopted from the ASSE International website. Please refer to the ASSE 15010 Water-Based Fire Protection Certification page for complete details.
“Successful completion of a minimum 80-hour training course on inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems encompassing all aspects of ASSE Standard 15010.”
This AFSA course will provide 40 hours. You must include documentation of the additional hours to meet the 80-hour minimum.