ESA offers a structured training, testing and credentialing program that can be presented as live instructor-led classroom training or in an online distance-learning format with proctored exams administered by local third-party testing centers. Testing and verification of experience and issuance of an applicant’s fire alarm certification is processed within weeks – not months – upon course completion, passing the exam(s) and receipt of the New Certification Request Form.
The Certified Fire Alarm Designer (CFAD Level III certification) provides an alternative to the NICET III fire alarm requirement for establishing the competency of industry professionals seeking design and/or design review compliance. Recognition is slated to grow, with current proposals for approval of ESA’s fire alarm certifications as an alternative to NICET active in several additional states.
12 jurisdictions have approved ESA Fire Certifications as alternatives to NICET. Find ESA National Training School courses approved for licensing in your state.