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Professional Fire Alarm Design Course

(CEU# NT-0020)

This fourteen hour intensive classroom instruction, followed by a 2-hour examination, provides specific training for attendees to develop an installation plan based on field conditions and project requirements. Plans should be developed by persons experienced in the proper design, application, installation, and testing of commercial fire alarm systems.  Therefore, the primary focus of this course is to provide a more advanced level of knowledge gleaned from national codes regarding proper detector selection, required coverage for specific building occupancies, as well as documentation and plan submittal requirements. The course will provide information needed to prepare commercial fire alarm system plans and submittal documents, and includes a 'hands-on' portion where students will use their new knowledge to design a fire alarm system based on criteria provided.



Those wishing to attend must have completed the Fire Alarm Installation Methods course or show proof that they are NICET Level II to enroll in the course.   The Life Safety Code course is also strongly recommended.


Who should attend:


  • Fire Alarm System Designers
  • Fire Alarm Project Managers
  • Fire Alarm Plan Reviewers
  • Fire Alarm Company Owners
  • Senior Fire Alarm Technicians
  • Commercial Fire Alarm Salespersons
  • Architects and Engineers

Register Now:  To see Instructor Led course schedules click the button below.

Certifications available: Certified Fire Alarm Designer


Whether you are preparing plans for a factory's monitored suppression system with seemingly minimal requirements, or designing a voice evacuation system for a movie theater complex, your attention to detail, your adherence to requisite code requirements, as well as your comprehensive inclusion of all required documentation, will be 'job one.'  Doing so will provide a system design which, when properly installed and maintained, will afford the best life safety for the occupants of that building.  Well prepared plans, including the proper forms and paperwork, will set the ball in motion for a system that can be operated and maintained for years to come.

Subject Areas:

  • Determine Protection Criteria
  • Identify Statutory Requirements by Occupancy Type
  • Additional System Design Requirements
  • Owner’s Protection Goals
  • Other Hazards
  • Defining Project Scope
  • System Types and Features
  • Emergency Control Function Interfaces
  • Choosing Initiating Devices
  • Choosing Supervisory Components
  • Choosing Notification Appliances
  • Fire System Programming
  • Submittal Package Preparation
  • Other Important Documentation
  • Plan Preparation Project