Codes and Standards Refresher, including NEC CEU


PRICE: $50 for ESA members / $70 for Non-Members   

This 2-hour (2 CEU credit) online CEU course is designed to expand and refresh your knowledge of the codes and standards that provide regulation and guidance for the electronic security and life safety industry. The course also provides a thorough overview of the various sections of NFPA 70 (2014), also known as the National Electrical Code, that apply to fire alarm systems.

Course Description

Codes and standards play an important role in today's life safety industry. There is no choice but to comply with the codes adopted by the jurisdictions in which you design and install. As for standards, you must comply with those referenced by the adopted building codes, as well as those specified in the design documents. Although codes and standards are different, you can't have one without the other in the life safety industry.

The purpose of the National Electrical Code is the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity. The code will not tell you how to design the needed circuits, nor tell you how to install devices.  It assumes you already know this information. This course will focus on the parts of the code that specifically apply to fire alarm systems. After completing this course you will be able to define the purpose and the intention of the NEC, identify specific definitions and terms that are fundamental to interpreting all code standards, and understand how this code is used in Fire Alarm installations. 

Pricing Info:

ESA Members receive a discount on National Training School courses. You will have the option to update the price based on your ESA membership status once the item has been added to your cart you Check Out.  ESA Membership will be validated post purchase.

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, audio, graphics, videos and activities to help you absorb the information presented. This course has a short quiz at the end which you will be required to pass with a 70% or greater to complete the course.  

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


State Approvals:

AL-Alabama Electronic Security Board of Licensure (AESBL)

LA-Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal: Life Safety & Property Protection Advisory Board (LSPPA)

Louisville, KY-Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD)

MS-Mississippi Office of the State Fire Marshal: Electronic Protection Systems Division

TX-Texas Department of Public Safety: Private Security Bureau (TX DPS-PSB)

WA-Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Electrical Board

2 hours


Must spend 2 hour in class

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Detailed Course Outline:

Course Learning Objectives

  • Describe how standards coordinate team activity and establish or indicate requirements.
  • Define the difference between standards and codes.
  • Explain how compliance to standards reduces liability and can result in fewer false alarms.
  • Define the term AHJ and explain the functions or occupations that may serve as an AHJ.
  • Overview of NFPA 70
  • Chapter 1 - 9
  • Annex I - H
  • Articles, Paragraphs, and Tables
  • Summary