Louisiana Fire Alarm Installation Methods - ONLINE


PRICE: $285 for members (enter member discount code on purchasing screen)/ $385 non-members.  

MATERIALS: Price includes 300 page Digital Manual. If you wish to receive a printed and shipped version of the manual you will also need to add this product to your cart (Additional cost of $30 plus shipping). 

TESTING:  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 LA FAIM proctored exam with one of our testing providers. Tests are open book, allowing the usage of the course manual. Web-based testing is available and you will need a web camera and microphone. If you do not have the equipment for web based testing you will need to visit an in-person testing facility. Please note that you must purchase a hard copy of the manual as ebooks are not permitted for in-person testing. For more details on arranging and scheduling a proctored exam please visit the Proctored Exam information page.

DESCRIPTION: 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. 

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 80% 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.

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

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



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

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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 and NFPA 70.
  • 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
  • Fire Alarm System Introduction
  • Codes and Standards
  • Fire Alarm System Fundamentals
  • Operation of Initiating Devices and IDC Circuits
  • Initiating Devices - Spacing and Location
  • Emergency Control Functions
  • Notification Appliances and Circuits
  • Communication & Reporting
  • Testing, Inspecting, and Maintenance
  • Household Systems
  • Fire Alarm Documentation
  • NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Methods
  • Carbon Monoxide Detection
  • Emerging Technologies