The purpose of the course is to take a person with basic knowledge of math, physical science and drafting skills and teach them to be productive basic sprinkler layout and detailing technicians. All of the work elements necessary for NICET Level II Certification will be covered by the course including sprinkler selection, sprinkler spacing and location, obstructions to sprinklers, water supplies (public mains, tanks and pumps), hydraulic calculation of sprinkler systems, and standpipe system layout and calculation.
Total Instructional Contact Minutes: 3600 minutes (6 CEU, 60 CPD)
Featured Instructors - At least two instructors from this list will be at each location.
Mark Hopkins, P.E. – is Vice President of Engineering for the National Fire Sprinkler Association (NFSA). Mark has both a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park. Mark is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He currently serves as a member of the NFPA 13 Sprinkler System Discharge Committee, Hanging and Bracing Committee, and Correlation Committee. He has previously served as a member on the NFPA 25 Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Committee and the NFPA 13 Installation Committee and Residential Committee (responsible for NFPA 13D and 13R).
Roland Asp, C.E.T. - is the Manager of Technical Services for the NFSA. He is certified by NICET as a Level III in the Water-Based System Layout program. He serves as a member of the NFPA Committees on Sprinkler System Installation Criteria and Private Fire Service Mains.
Bob Upson, M.S.F.P.E. - is the Manager of Installation Standards for the NFSA. After a 30 year career as a firefighter, Bob went back to school to earn his Masters in Fire Protection Engineering at WPI in Worcester, MA.
Jeffrey M. Hugo, CBO - is the Manager of Codes for the NFSA. He represents the fire sprinkler industry in the development of the International Code Council family of codes. He also represents NFSA on several NFPA technical committees including NFPA 101 and NFPA 5000. He also assists the NFSA.
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Note: All Seminar Schedules are subject to change depending on instructor availability.
Homework will be assigned each night and each day will begin with a review of the previous night’s homework.
Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and should conclude by 5:00 p.m. each day, except for the 10th day,
which should end by noon or 1:00 p.m.
Students must make their own hotel reservations.
A special room rate of $125 per night is available at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista. Please use the link below or reservation number to book your hotel stay today. The block will fill up quickly.
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Reservation Number: (888) 789-3090 Group: National Fire Sprinkler Association
Member Price: $1,500.00 per person (Price Increases to $1,750 30 Days Before)
Non-Member Price: $2,500.00 per person
The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all seminar course materials, including a copy of NFPA 13 (2016 edition), a copy of the NFSA textbook, "Layout, Detail & Calculation of Fire Sprinkler Systems", and a workbook of exercises and useful handouts. Each paid attendee will receive a certificate upon completion. The fee must be paid in full and in advance using a check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express. The cost of housing is NOT included in the seminar registration fees.
*Please note when traveling from distances, there is always the possibility a seminar may be cancelled. You may want to wait when booking flights or hotels or purchase refundable tickets. Notice of a canceled seminar is usually 2 weeks prior to start date.
If cancelled more than 21 days before the start of the program-Full Refund.
If cancelled within 21 days-$250 administrative fee.
If rescheduled within 21 days before class to 1 day before class-$150 administrative fee.
If not rescheduled 1 day prior and does not report to class-$250 administrative fee even if rescheduled.