Professional Fire Alarm Design/ May 19-20, 2020/ 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, provides specific training on developing an installation plan based on field conditions and project requirements. Whether preparing plans for a factory’s monitored suppression system with seemingly minimal requirements or designing a voice evacuation system for a movie theater complex, plans should be developed by persons experienced in the proper design, application, installation and testing of commercial fire alarm systems. The course focuses on providing a more advanced level of knowledge gleaned from national codes regarding proper detector selection, required coverage for specific building occupancies, as well as documentation and plan submittal requirements. Prerequisite: Those wishing to attend this course must have taken the Fire Alarm Installation Methods course.

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 60 multiple choice questions. You must pass the exam with a 70% or higher. You will have six months to successfully complete the examination process.

Who Should Attend? Fire alarm system designers, fire alarm project managers, fire alarm plan reviewers, fire alarm company owners, senior fire alarm technicians, commercial fire alarm salespersons, architects and engineers

16 Hours

Date :

May 19, 2020
Location :
Times :
8 am to 5 pm
Provider :
National Training School 

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Detailed Course Outline:

The Life Safety Code course is also strongly recommended. Professional Fire Alarm Design will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Design a system affording the best life safety for a building’s occupants based on codes and standards
  2. Prepare plan submittal documents required by regulatory groups

Subject Areas

  • Determine protection criteria
  • Identify statutory requirements by occupancy type
  • Additional system design requirements
  • Owner’s protection goals
  • Other hazards
  • Defining project scope
  • System types and features
  • Emergency control function interfaces
  • Choosing initiating devices
  • Choosing supervisory components
  • Choosing notification appliances
  • Fire system programming
  • Submittal package preparation
  • Other important documentation
  • Plan preparation project

Certification(s) available: Certified Fire Alarm Designer