LA Fire Alarm Installation Methods - ONLINE



PRICE: $300 for members (enter member discount code on purchasing screen)/ $400 non-members.  


Price includes 400 page manual and proctored exam that must be taken at a PSI testing center.

This 14-hour course, followed by a two-hour examination, provides broad training for attendees to learn proper installation and service requirements for commercial and household fire alarm systems based on NFPA and ICC codes. NFPA now requires that fire inspection and testing personnel be knowledgeable and trained, and that service personnel be qualified and experienced.  This course provides the information needed for installers and service technicians to become familiar with fire alarm system requirements necessary to gain certification and prove competence. 

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 FAIM proctored exam at a PSI testing facility. For more details on arranging and scheduling a proctored exam please visit the Proctored Exam information page.

What to Expect in the Online Course:

The course is delivered using a presentation style that is built off the exact same content covered in our instructor led course.  The presentation includes text, graphics, videos and activities to help you absorb the information presented. Each module is concluded by a knowledge checkpoint quiz to make sure you have understood the core concepts presented.  The course ends with a comprehensive assessment test that you must past with a 70% or greater to complete the course.  Your time will be tracked in the course and you must spend 14 hours interacting with the course materials before you will granted a course completion.

Who should attend: Individuals seeking fire certification, technical staff, sales personnel, business owners, fire service and code officials.

NOTE:  Not all state regulatory agencies allow online courses for licensing.  Please check with your licensing agency prior to taking this course for licensing.

Once your registration has been processed you will receive a training manual via ground service delivery. Your manual will arrive within 3-5 business days. If you do not receive your manual within that time please contact NTS at 888.447.1689 or

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Cancellation Policy:

If the student has completed less than ¼ of the course and a request is made to cancel, a refund is available less a 25% administrative fee. Students may choose to transfer their funds to another ESA/NTS provided course if less than ¼ the course has been completed. Transfers will not be issued until the class materials, including the course manual, is returned in like new condition to ESA/NTS. Fund transfers cannot be made to non-ESA/NTS courses due to the varied payment terms established by the Training Providers. Cancellation requests made beyond one-quarter through the course will not be refunded or transferred.

Refunds should be expected within thirty days of receipt of returned materials. Returns should be sent to: Attn: Returns ESA/NTS, 6333 North State Highway 161 Irving, TX 75038

Returned items should include a letter regarding the nature of the return, include the student’s name, telephone number and email address.

14 hours


Must spend 14 hours in online course, complete the online assessment, and pass the proctored final exam. 
Time Limit to Complete :
365 days before course access expires

Detailed Course Outline:

Certifications available: Two certifications available. Individuals holding a Certified Alarm/Security Technician - Level I certification 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/Security Technician - Level I certification for a minimum of 24 months or those that can provide proof of 24 months of field experience; and who successfully complete this course and the Life Safety Code course, are eligible for certification as a Certified Fire Alarm Technician.

Why Fire Alarm Installation Methods?

  • Teaches the code knowledge and practical technical skills you need to design, install and maintain fire alarm systems that comply with NFPA 72 (2013 edition) and NFPA 70 (2011 edition).
  • You'll be prepared for NICET Level 1 and 2 examinations and satisfy one of the key requirements for the ESA NTS Certified Alarm Technician – Level II.
  • You'll get it all done with just 14 hours of training and a two-hour exam.


Subject Areas:

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of fire alarm systems
  • Household fire warning equipment
  • Protected premises fire alarm systems
  • Supervising stations
  • Initiating devices
  • Notification
  • Inspection, testing and maintenance
  • Plans and specifications
  • National electrical code
  • Review