Maintenance and Inspections Processes to Avoid Trouble CEU



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

This 1-hour (1 CEU credit) online CEU course provides students an overview of maintenance and inspection.

Course Description

It is important to remember that maintenance, inspections, and testing all have uniquely different legal definitions. Regular testing and inspection of fire alarm system equipment, systems, and fire safety control functions is required by Code for both new and existing systems. After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between the terms, maintenance, service, and inspection
  • Explain the NFPA code requirements for testing methods, and frequencies
  • Identify check lists designed to aid testing and inspections
  • Describe manufacturer specific functional testing of specific

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:


  • Definition of Terms
    • Maintenance
    • Preventative Maintenance
    • Corrective Maintenance
    • Service
    • Inspection
    • Corrective vs Preventative Maintenance
  • Functional Testing of Specific Equipment
    • Functional Testing
    • Control Panels
    • Testing for Open & Ground
    • Heat Detector Testing
    • Testing Manual Pull Boxes
    • Testing Water Shut-off Valve
    • Testing Special Hazards Systems
    • Smoke Detector Testing
    • Duct Smoke Detector Testing
  • Service Agreements
    • Understanding Service Agreements
    • Contracts
  • Code Requirements
    • NFPA Requirements
    • Visual Inspection
    • Testing Frequencies
  • Checklist Review

  • Industry Check Sheets