Fire Alarm Installation Methods/ October 3-4, 2019/ Virtual/ NTS


PRICE: $395 for members (enter member discount code on purchasing screen)/ $495 for non-members.


Attendance in this class is available via Online Instructor Led Training (OILT).  OILT courses allow you to get the full benefit of a live instructor teaching a course without the travel time or expense!  You are able to interact with the instructor and ask questions all from the comfort of your home or office.

In order to participate in OILT training, you are required to have the following equipment:

  • Computer or tablet with high-speed internet
  • Webcam  (Daily attendance will be taken and the instructor must have a visual of you during the entire class)
  • Full audio via phone or computer (Computer audio requires a microphone)
  • Quiet place to access the online course that provides little to no distractions.

PLEASE NOTE:  You should consult with your Internet or Cellular provider to ensure you will not incur additional charges based on your current phone and/or data plan rates.

Once you are registered for the course you will be sent a link that you use to access the course on the first day of class.


This 14-hour course, followed by a two hour examination, teaches the basic elements of the electronic life safety and security industry including sensors, control panels and communications with an emphasis on the need for an adequate site survey. It stresses the importance of false alarm prevention while exploring the interaction between electronic life safety and security professionals, law enforcement and fire prevention officials.

Please be aware that if you need to use this course for licensing or towards one of ESA's certifications you will need to take the proctored exam with a verified proctoring service. Once you complete the course, you will be provided instructions on where and how to take your proctored exam. Please notify us if you do not receive this email in 2 business days. The exam will be open book, using your course manual and is compiled of 50 multiple choice questions. You must pass the exam with a 70% or higher. You will have six months to successfully complete the exam process.

Who Should Attend? Non-technical staff, business owners, law enforcement, fire service, code officials and anyone seeking an overview of the electronic life safety and security industry

16 Hours

Date :

October 3-4, 2019
Location :
Times :
8 am to 5 pm
Provider :
National Training School


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Detailed Course Outline:

Fire Alarm Installation will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Install and maintain fire alarm systems that comply with NFPA 72 and NFPA 70
  2. Properly service and maintain fire alarm systems

Subject Areas

  • Fire alarm system introduction
  • Codes and standards
  • Fire system fundamentals
  • Initiating device operation
  • Initiating device spacing and location
  • Emergency control functions
  • Notification appliances and circuits
  • Communication and reporting
  • Testing & inspecting
  • Household systems
  • Documentation
  • Wiring
  • CO detection
  • Emerging technologies

Certification(s) available: Two certifications available. Individuals holding a Certified Alarm Technician Level I for a minimum of 24 months, and who successfully complete the Advanced Intrusion Systems course and the Fire Alarm Installation Methods course are eligible for certification as a Certified Alarm Technician Level II – formerly known as an Advanced Alarm Technician. Individuals holding a Certified Alarm Technician Level I for a minimum of 12 months, and who successfully complete this course and the Life Safety Code course, are eligible for certification as a Certified Fire Alarm Technician (CFAT).