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5 Things About: International Building Code

Posted By Jason Unger, Friday, August 26, 2011
Each month, we take a look at an NTS course and go through five things you may or may not know about the course.

This month, we’re talking about the course that teaches the code knowledge and practical technical skills you need to design, install and maintain fire alarm and electronic access control systems that comply with the 2009 edition of the International Building Code and the International Fire Code.

5 Things About IBC

  1. Instruction focuses on the fire alarm and access control requirements for most common occupancy classes that students will encounter on a daily basis, offering insights on common errors and areas of confusion.
  2. The course provides a detailed overview of the similarities and differences between the IBC/IFC and the NFPA 101 Life Safety Code making it easier to understand what requirements apply based on the adopted code in your local jurisdiction.
  3. Instruction provides insights in to the code requirements for each of the most common occupancy classes. Students and the employers can identify niche business opportunities based on these various occupancy classes creating new revenue-generating services and opportunities.
  4. Individuals holding a Certified Alarm/Security Technician - Level I certification for a minimum of 12 months, and who successfully complete this course and the Fire Alarm Installation Methods course are eligible for certification as a Certified Fire Alarm Technician.
  5. Subject areas include fire alarm systems, egress control, assembly occupancies, educational occupancies, daycare occupancies, residential occupancies, institutional occupancies, and more.

Upcoming IBC Dates
  • November 3, Gulfport, MS
  • November 8, Little Rock, AR
  • November 19, Kenner, LA
  • December 1, Denver, CO

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