Texas Residential Fire Alarm - ONLINE


PRICE: $250 for members (enter member discount code on purchasing screen)/ $350 for non-members.

MATERIALS: Price includes 200 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). 

TESTINGPer state regulations, you will need to take the closed book Texas Residential Fire Alarm proctored exam with a pre-approved testing facility once the course has been completed and pass with an 80% or higher. 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 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. The course will provide individuals with experience designing, selling, installing, servicing, and maintaining residential fire alarm systems.

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.

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