Troubleshooting Fire Alarm Devices CEU



PRICE: $25 for ESA Members / $35 Non-Member

This one-hour online course provides students an overview of fire controls, powered devices and non-powered devices in fire alarm devices.

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Explain the components of a fire/life safety alarm system and how they interrelate

  • Describe how to troubleshoot fire panels, NAC, power supplies and other components of a system

  • Identify how to troubleshoot powered and non-powered devices typical to a fire/life safety alarm  system

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

NC-North Carolina Department of Public Safety: Alarm Systems Licensing Board (NC DPS-ASLB)

NJ-State of New Jersey: Division of Consumer Affairs

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

TN-Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance: Alarm Systems Contractors Board

WA-State Department of Labor & Industries - Electrical Board. IMPORTANT: To get credit for this course in WA, it must be taken as part of the following bundle:

1 hour
Must spend 1 hour in class

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Detailed Course Outline:


  • Fire Panel Components
    • What is a fire alarm system?
    • Fire Components
    • Power Supplies
    • Zone Cards
    • Notification Appliance Circuit
    • Multiplexing modules troubleshooting
    • NAC troubleshooting
    • Graphical User Interface
    • GUI Troubleshooting
    • Remote annunciators troubleshooting
  • Powered Devices
    • Ionization smoke detector functionality
    • Troubleshooting ionization detectors
    • Photoelectric beam smoke detectors
    • Troubleshooting photoelectric beam smoke detectors
    • Photoelectric smoke detector
    • Troubleshooting photoelectric smoke detector
    • Ultraviolet (UV) flame detectors
    • UV detector response
    • Infrared (IR) flame detectors
    • IR detector restrictions
    • Combination IR/UV flame detectors
    • Troubleshooting IR/UV flame detectors
    • Duct smoke detectors
    • Troubleshooting duct smoke detectors
    • Video fire detection
  • Non-Powered Devices
    • Fixed Temperature Heat Detectors
    • Troubleshooting Fixed Temperature Heat Detectors
    • Rate of Rise
    • Unwanted Alarms
    • Failure to Generate an Alarm
    • Heat detector ratings
    • Rate compensation heat detector
    • Linear Heat Detection: Electronic Pneumatic
    • Troubleshooting Linear Heat Detection: Electronic Pneumatic
    • Troubleshooting Heat Cable
    • Pull Stations
    • Troubleshooting Pull Stations
    • Flow Switches
    • Troubleshooting Flow Switches
    • 3 types of Valves
    • Wall Indicator Valve switches
    • Post Indicator Valve switches
    • Open Stem and Yoke switches
    • Inspectors Test Valve