Texas Residential Fire Alarm - ONLINE


PRICE: $265 for members (enter member discount code on purchasing screen)/ $365 for non-members.

Price includes 200 page manual and proctored exam that must be taken at a PSI testing center.

This 7-hour online course, followed by a one-hour closed book examination, was specifically designed for individuals seeking to obtain the Texas Residential Fire Alarm Technician license.

Per state regulations, you will need to take the closed book Texas Residential Fire Alarm proctored exam at a PSI testing facility once the course has been completed and pass with an 80% or higher. 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 pass with a 80% or greater to complete the course.  Your time will be tracked in the course and you must spend 7 hours interacting with the course materials before you will be permitted to schedule the proctored exam.

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 nts@esaweb.org.

Who Should Attend? Technical staff, sales personnel, business owners, fire service and code officials

7 Hours
Must spend 7 hours in online course, complete the online assessment, and then pass the proctored final exam with an 80% or higher.
Time Limit to Complete :
365 days before course access expires

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Detailed Course Outline:

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

  1. Have the code knowledge and practical technical skills needed to install and maintain residential fire alarm systems
  2. Expand their business services to include residential fire alarm systems
  3. Offer current and prospective customers the code-required system test and inspection services included in today’s fire alarm codes

Subject Areas

  • Codes and standards
  • Texas Insurance Code 6002
  • 2013 NFPA 72
  • 2014 NEC
  • Installation
  • Initiating Devices
  • Communication methods and monitoring
  • Wiring
  • Maintenance and testing
  • Documentation

Certification(s) available: Certified Residential Fire Alarm Inspector