This class has been Cancelled.
Due to growing concerns with the spread of the COVID-19 virus and recommendations from the CDC, the two Week Layout Technician Class scheduled for March 16 - 27, 2020 has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We are monitoring information regarding the virus and will continually update our training schedule as information is available. At this time, we are currently planning to offer the class May 11 - 22, 2020 in Baltimore, MD. Additionally, NFSA has a blended learning option which combines self paced online training with a one week in class practicum. The next Blended Learning In Class Practicum is scheduled June 1 - 5, 2020. You can sign up for the online portion at any time and begin working through that section. You must complete the online portion in its entirety prior to registering for the In Class Practicum. More information on the May two week Layout Tech class and the Blended Learning Tech Training is listed below.
May 11 - 22, 2020 LTTC
Blended Learning Online Class Information
If neither of the two options above works for you, NFSA will refund the full registration fee. Please contact Holly Garvey, NFSA Training Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org to reschedule or to request a refund.
Layout Technician Training Class
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.
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 Installation Standards 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.
Kevin Hall, P.E. - is the Manager of Engineering Research for the National Fire Sprinkler Association. Kevin has both a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Protection Engineering and a Master of Engineering Degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland College Park. Kevin is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
View Seminar Schedule Highlights Here
What you need to know:
- 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.
- Students must make their own hotel reservations.
- The fee includes 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", a calculator 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 lodging is NOT included in the seminar registration fees.
To register for NFSA Training seminars you must have an individual NFSA account and log in. If you do not have an account, click the "Create Your Account" link. Member pricing will only be available to signed in members.
Member Price: EARLY BIRD $1,800.00 per person (Price Increases to $2,000 14 Days Before)
Non-Member Price: EARLY BIRD $3,600.00 per person (Price Increases to $4,000 14 Days Before)
*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.
NFSA has a room block at the Holiday Inn Express with a reduced rate of $109 a night. The hotel will provide a shuttle to and from the class location each day.
Hotel Reservation Link
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.