Training Course for ASSE 15010 Certification

Training Course for ASSE 15010 Certification

Member Price: 

Early Bird $1,000; Regular $1,100; Late: $1,200

Nonmember Price:

Early Bird $1,800; Regular $1,900; Late: $2,000

Schedule / Enroll

Registration Coming Soon.



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:

  • 40 of the 80 required ITM training hours to be eligible for ASSE 15010 certification
  • Delivered by ASSE-approved instructors, as required for certification
  • Practical (hands-on) certification examination to include performing
    – Full-flow trip test of a dry pipe system
    – Trip test of a preaction system
    – Main drain test
    – Full flow test on diesel or electric-driven fire pump
  • Written certification examination
  • Approved proctors for both exams, as required by ASSE for certification
  • Exam fees required for ASSE certification
  • Instruction delivered at an ASSE-approved lab, as required for certification
  • Evaluation and verification of certification prerequisites, as required by ASSE
  • Verification of work experience and prior training

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.


Class Requirements:

  • Students must verify a minimum of 5 years of documented practical experience in the fire sprinkler industry.
  • Students must be able to show copies of relevant certifications, licenses, credentials, etc.
  • Students must show at least 40 hours of completed training to satisfy the requirement as defined in Sect. 10-5.1.3 of ASSE Standard 15010:

“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.

  • Students have the option to access an electronic device for the class, such as a tablet or laptop. However, this option is not required.
  • Students must have either a hard copy or digital version of the following standards: NFPA 13 2019 edition, NFPA 11 2016 edition, NFPA 14 2019 edition, NFPA 20 2019 edition, NFPA 22 2018 edition, and NFPA 25 2020 edition.