Fire Sprinkler Related Courses

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AFSA: Applied Sprinkler Technology 101: The Basics
[3-hours; CEU: 0.3; CPD: 3.00]

AFSA Members: $125 | Nonmembers: $155.00
This course is the first in a training series designed for fire sprinkler system layout technicians.  This first course discusses your role as a sprinkler system layout tech, an overview of fire protection and sprinkler systems in general, the history and description of the automatic fire sprinkler, and how codes and standards pertain to sprinkler system layout.  Basic metric units and conversions, and practical applications of such as used in the fire protection industry, are also included in this course.  A grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are both required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

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AFSA: Applied Sprinkler Technology 102: Hangers & Piping Systems
[3-hours; CEU: 0.3; CPD: 3.0]

AFSA Members: $125 | Nonmembers: $155.00
This 3-credit hour course encompasses overhead piping materials such as Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride, copper tubing, and PEX piping.  You will learn to identify several hangers used in fire protection systems, how they are used, their components and accompanying fasteners, and hanger location.  Installation of hangers and supports will also be covered.  A grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are both required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

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AFSA: Applied Sprinkler Technology 103: System Types
[2-hours; CEU: 0.2; CPD: 2.0]

AFSA Members: $95 | Nonmembers: $125.00
This 2-credit hour course will explore the basic types of fire sprinkler systems:  wet pipe, antifreeze, dry pipe, preaction, and deluge systems.  You will learn about the various components of each system, how they differ from each other, and where each type of system is typically installed.  This course will cover system requirements, riser components, inspector’s test station requirements, auxiliary drains, antifreeze concentrates, quick opening devices, dry system air supplies, types of preaction systems, and application & design considerations for deluge systems.  A grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are both required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

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AFSA: Applied Sprinkler Technology 104: Layout Concepts
[2-hours; CEU: 0.2; CPD: 2.0]

AFSA Members: $95 | Nonmembers: $125.00
This 2-credit hour course covers topics including plans and specifications, sample plans, plan designations, specification numeration, obstructed and unobstructed construction, sprinkler plan working drawing requirements, preparing a background for a sprinkler working drawing. Learning objectives include: explain specification divisions, explain plan designation, identify potential problems with plans and specifications, recognize the construction types as defined by NFPA 13, determine requirements for sprinkler working drawings, identify different types of plan components, and describe pre-design considerations. A grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are both required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

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AFSA: Applied Sprinkler Technology 105: Classification & Spacing
[3-hours; CEU: 0.3; CPD: 3.0]

AFSA Members: $125 | Nonmembers: $155.00
This 3-credit hour course covers sprinkler spacing requirements, sprinkler obstruction and deflector rules, maximum areas of coverage, occupancy classifications, sprinklers under sloped ceilings, concealed spaces, and attic sprinklers. Upon completion you should be able to describe hazard classifications; identify commodity classifications; recognize miscellaneous storage requirements; describe positioning, location & spacing for various types of sprinklers; and define concealed spaces. A grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are both required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

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AFSA: Applied Sprinkler Technology 106: Hydraulic Calculations and Water Supplies
[2-hours; CEU: 0.2; CPD: 2.0]

AFSA Members: $95 | Nonmembers: $125.00
This 2-credit hour course covers system configurations, system components, water supplies, water flow tests, underground piping, and backflow prevention devices. Learning objectives include: recognize the purpose for performing hydraulic calculations; identify system configurations; describe acceptable water supplies; discuss how system components affect selection of configuration; explain steps for conducting a water flow test; and identify basic components of underground piping systems. A grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are both required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

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AFSA: Applied Sprinkler Technology 107: Hydraulic Calculations and System Demand
[1-hour; CEU: 0.1; CPD: 1.0]

AFSA Members: $65 | Nonmembers: $95.00
This 1-hour interactive online course provides instruction regarding the basic requirements for determining the amount of water needed for a sprinkler system to meet its design parameters. These including selecting the proper occupancy and hazard, determining the minimum volume of water needed for the sprinklers, as well as allowances for hose stream. Design approaches are reviewed including the density/area method, room design method, and special design approaches, such as CMSA and ESFR. It also examines the selection process for determining the hydraulically most remote area. A grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are both required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

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AFSA: Applied Sprinkler Technology 201: Hydraulic Calculations Part 1
[1-hour; CEU: 0.1; CPD: 1.0; Approved for FL Contractors I-IV]

AFSA Members: $65 | Nonmembers: $95.00
This 1-credit hour course is designed to assist system layout technicians and others who are seeking NICET certification, and for Authorities Having Jurisdiction desiring an understanding of calculation models and applications.  This course will teach basic terminology of hydraulic calculations, hydraulic concepts (such as pressure, density, area of coverage, and friction loss), standard formulas for calculation of area of operation, minimum flow, sprinkler operating pressure, and K-factors.  This course is designed to lay a foundation for study of friction loss formulas and single line calculations.  A grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are both required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

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AFSA: Applied Sprinkler Technology 202: Hydraulic Calculations Part 2
[1-hour; CEU: 0.1; CPD: 1.0; Approved for FL Contractors I-IV]

AFSA Members: $65 | Nonmembers: $95.00
This 1-credit hour course is a continuation of Hydraulic Calculations Part 1.  You will build upon what you learned in Part 1 for more in-depth understanding of the principles of elevation pressure and the concept of friction loss including utilization of the Hazen-Williams formula.  Upon completion of this course you should be able to calculate sprinkler flows for multiple sprinklers and be able to perform simple single line hydraulic calculations.  This course includes an exercise at the end to apply what you learned.  A grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are both required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

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AFSA: Applied Sprinkler Technology 203: Hydraulic Calculations Part 3
[2-hours; CEU: 0.2; CPD: 2.0; Approved for FL Contractors I-IV]

AFSA Members: $95 | Nonmembers: $125.00
This 2-credit hour course is the third in the hydraulic calculation series for system layout technicians, engineers, and AHJs.  In this course you will learn to evaluate minimum water supplies, determine adequacy of water supplies, understand the principles behind selecting design areas, explain hydraulic junction points & pressure balancing, and use hydraulic worksheets to complete hydraulic calculations of a dead-end (tree) system.  This course includes an exercise at the end to test practical application of what you’ve learned.  A grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are both required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

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AFSA: Determination and Application of Seismic Protection Requirements for Fire Sprinkler Systems
[2-hours; CEU: 0.2; CPD: 2.0;]

AFSA Members: $95 | Nonmembers: $125.00
This course will cover the topics related to determining when seismic protection is required for automatic fire sprinkler systems, and the level of protection from seismic activity necessary as a result.  Students taking this course will acquire an understanding of the approaches to seismic protection and become familiar with the ASCE7 occupancy categories.  You will learn to determine short period response parameters (SS) and the 1.0 second response parameter (S1), and understand concepts for determining site coefficient based on short periods (FA) and 1.0 second periods (FV).  A grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are both required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

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AFSA: Advanced Seismic Protection of Fire Sprinkler Systems
[7-hours; CEU: 0.7; CPD: 7.0]

AFSA Members: $200 | Nonmembers: $265.00
Where the eCampus course “Determination & Application of Seismic Protection Requirements” focused on when seismic protection of automatic fire sprinkler systems is required, this advanced course will cover the topic of how to accomplish that goal, in accordance with the requirements contained in NFPA 13 (2007 Ed.).  This course will cover basic seismic terminology & identify 6 distinct features of seismic protection for sprinkler systems and their functions (flexible couplings, seismic separation assemblies, clearance, sway braces, restraint of branch lines, and hanger & support requirements).  You will learn to determine seismic coefficient (CP) and how to calculate horizontal seismic load, the weight of the system to be braced (WP), and the horizontal force acting on the brace (FPW).  Near the end of the lesson you will be guided through a series of Exercises to complete a seismic bracing calculation form.  Successful completion of the Exercises, a grade of 70 or above on the Final Exam, and submittal of a completed evaluation of this course are required for successful completion and issuance of certificate.

 

 

 

 

Other Popular Courses

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Interior Codes 6: Fire Protection Systems
[1-hour; CEU: 0.1; CPD: 1.0]

Price: $26.95 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 1-hour online course discusses fire detection systems and suppression systems. All of the systems discussed in this course are directly tied to the plumbing, mechanical, or electrical system of a building. It also reviews locating fire extinguishers, selecting the type of sprinkler heads, and coordinating the location of sprinkler heads with the location of the light fixtures.

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Effective Communication
[1-hour; CEU: 0.1; CPD: 1.0]

Price: $26.95 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 1-hour interactive online course prepares you to better deal with people and situations on a personal and professional level through effective communication.

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Beginning CAD R2006, Part 1: Introduction, Drawing Setup & Line Command
[3-hours; CEU: 0.3; CPD: 3.0]

Price: $80.85 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 3-hour interactive online course is based on Release 2006 and is the first in a series which will introduce the basic skills, uses, and techniques for computer aided design and drafting as applied to Interior Design. This course is designed for the self-motivated student. In this course you will become comfortable accessing AutoCAD from your computer. You will be able to move around the screen and access commands. You will learn to open and set up drawings. You’ll also start to draw using the line command and you will learn to erase objects (which you will find is a very handy tool)

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Beginning CAD R2006, Part 2: Common Drawing Commands
[3-hours; CEU: 0.3; CPD: 3.0]

Price: $80.85 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 3-hour interactive online course is based on Release 2006 and is the second in a series which will introduce the basic skills, uses, and techniques for computer aided design and drafting as applied to Interior Design. This course is designed for the self-motivated student. In this course you will become familiar with some of the most common drawing commands in AutoCAD. You will need these to draw objects in AutoCAD. You will learn to set up and control the layering of objects. This is important for building a set of drawings. You will learn and use object snapping commands. These allow you to draw your plans accurately.

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Beginning CAD R2006, Part 3: Zoom Command & More
[3-hours; CEU: 0.3; CPD: 3.0]

Price: $80.85 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 3-hour interactive online course is based on Release 2006 and is the third in a series which will introduce the basic skills, uses, and techniques for computer aided design and drafting as applied to Interior Design. This course is designed for the self-motivated student. In this course, you will become familiar using the zoom command. This changes the view of your drawing and allows you to see very detailed aspects of your design, as well as the overall picture. This is very helpful in creating a complete and accurate drawing. You will also learn drawing commands, which will help you draw more detailed plans and elevations.

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Beginning CAD R2006, Part 4: Editing Commands
[3-hours; CEU: 0.3; CPD: 3.0]

Price: $80.85 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 3-hour interactive online course is based on Release 2006 and is the fourth in a series which will introduce the basic skills, uses, and techniques for computer aided design and drafting as applied to Interior Design. This course is designed for the self-motivated student. In this course you get familiar with using and editing polylines, as well as adding hatch patterns to your designs. Hatching is a wonderful way to add more detail and elaboration to your designs. You will also learn some of the most common editing commands, which let you make needed corrections and changes to your design. (Some very useful tools!)

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Beginning CAD R2006, Part 5: Blocks & Advanced Editing Commands
[4-hours; CEU: 0.4; CPD: 4.0]

Price: $107.80 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 4-hour interactive online course is based on Release 2006 and is the fifth in a series which will introduce the basic skills, uses, and techniques for computer aided design and drafting as applied to Interior Design. This course is designed for the self-motivated student. In this course you become comfortable creating and applying the use of blocks and wblocks within your drawings. This is a great way to create a library of objects and images that can be used over and over again in several drawings and designs. (A great timesaver!) You will also learn several more editing commands that allow you to edit and change your drawing easier.

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Beginning CAD R2006, Part 6: Text , Modify & Change Commands
[3-hours; CEU: 0.3; CPD: 3.0]

Price: $80.85 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 3-hour interactive online course is based on Release 2006 and is the sixth in a series which will introduce the basic skills, uses, and techniques for computer aided design and drafting as applied to Interior Design. This course is designed for the self-motivated student. In this course, you get comfortable creating, adding and editing text within your drawings. This is very important for labeling and adding notes. You will also learn to use the “modify properties command.” With this you can change several properties, as needed, about an object or drawing. (Very good for editing remarks etc.).

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Beginning CAD R2006, Part 7: Array, Scale, Stretch, Rotate, Undo & Grips
[4-hours; CEU: 0.4; CPD: 4.0]

Price: $107.80 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 4-hour online course is based on Release 2006 and is the seventh in a series which will introduce the basic skills, uses, and techniques for computer aided design and drafting as applied to Interior Design. This course is designed for the self-motivated student. In this course, you learn to use some more advanced editing commands. These allow you to make multiple changes to your designs and drawings. You will also learn how to undo mistakes (very, very handy!). You’ll also start using “object grips” for advanced editing.

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Beginning CAD R2006, Part 8: Dimensions, List, Area, Distance & Status
[3-hours; CEU: 0.3; CPD: 3.0]

Price: $80.85 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 3-hour interactive online course is based on Release 2006 and is the eighth in a series which will introduce the basic skills, uses, and techniques for computer aided design and drafting as applied to Interior Design. This course is designed for the self-motivated student. In this course you learn and use the basic aspects of setting up, applying and editing dimensions within your design. (You’ll use these everywhere). You will learn several handy “information” commands, which allow you to learn details about your objects and your drawing, like the square footage of a space or size and characteristics of your drawing file.

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Beginning CAD R2006, Part 9: Advanced Techniques & 3D
[4-hours; CEU: 0.4; CPD: 4.0]

Price: $107.80 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 4-hour interactive online course is based on Release 2006 and is the ninth in a series which will introduce the basic skills, uses, and techniques for computer aided design and drafting as applied to Interior Design. This course is designed for the self-motivated student.

In this course you get familiar with several advance commands that will enable you to draw isometric drawings and draw objects and lines on any rotation angle. You will also become comfortable with several beginning aspects of 3-Dimensional designs and how to apply them in your drawings.

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Fire Prevention Basics and Design
[2-hours; CEU: 0.2; CPD: 2.0]

Price: $99.90 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
Fire kills thousands of Americans each year, injures hundreds of thousands of people, destroys billions of dollars in property, and costs tens of billions of dollars overall. According to statistics from the National Fire Data Center, nearly 80 percent of all fire fatalities occur in the home. This online course is a brief introduction to the management of fire risk and the engineering and design of fire safety measures. It begins with a review of the nature of fire and its causes. It then moves on to fire prevention and means of escape. The reading material is followed by a multiple choice quiz.

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A Manager's Guide to Performance Appraisals
[1-hour; CEU: 0.1; CPD: 1.0]

Price: $26.95 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 1-hour interactive online course covers the techniques required in employee performance evaluation. From first day expectations to end of year reviews, this course teaches you as a manager the professional way to get the best from your employees each and every day. Through concise explanations of the roles of both manager and employee, you will cover such topics as setting performance expectations, establishing goals, roles & responsibilities, managing performance, progress review, determining strengths and weaknesses and managing both. Included are helpful chart/log templates for “Goal Statements”, “Descriptions and Evaluation of Competencies”, “Self Assessment” and more.

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Basic Construction Math
[2-hours; CEU: 0.2; CPD: 2.0]

Price: $53.90 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 2-hour interactive online course presents the basic mathematical skills required in a variety of construction trades. This includes the basic arithmetic and geometry required to accurately perform routine tasks and estimate simple quantities. The student will learn how to work with stationing for linear projects, as well as use arithmetic to calculate simple areas and volumes. This course also touches on using geometry to calculate more complex volumes.

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Centrifugal Pumps
[3-hours; CEU: 0.3; CPD: 3.0]

Price: $149.85 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 3-hour interactive online course describes the advantages, disadvantages, characteristics, and applications of the centrifugal pump. It defines, derives, and describes the performance parameters, performance curves, and all the characteristics that an engineer needs to know to intelligently specify a centrifugal pump for a specific application. The student not presently knowledgeable about pumps can skim through the derivations and still gain valuable knowledge about this work horse of the power and process industries. The more interested student will be able to follow through the various derivations of the performance parameters, pump affinity laws, and so forth, that are widely used by mechanical engineers, but not always covered in this much detail in textbooks.

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Pipe Support Systems
[2-hours; CEU: 0.2; CPD: 2.0]

Price: $77.90 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This 2-hour interactive online course describes the importance of pipe support design, particularly in the power industry where high pressure and high temperature systems are encountered. The basic theories and principles of pipe stress calculations are discussed, although the course does not go into the detailed calculations, which are generally performed by reiterative computer programs.

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Selection of Seismic Design Methods: An Example
[1-hour; CEU: 0.1; CPD: 1.0]

Price: $26.95 {AFSA Members Get 10% Discount)
This one hour interactive online course selects a building and location for a fictitious project. The course will walk you through the decision making process that eventually results in the selection of a seismic design method. The different seismic design methods are discussed with reference to this 'project'. This course will not determine the shear forces, but guides the designer in the unwritten factors that form the basis for the selection of a seismic design method.

 

 

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