SPRINKLERACADEMY

We develop and deliver world-class training for the fire sprinkler industry. 

Earn CEUs/CPDs!

We offer training for new and experienced professionals in the fire protection industry. Our classes range in topics from the basics of sprinkler spacing, to the review of plans and calculations, to the latest research and changes in the industry. 

New classes will be posted as they become available. Check back often!

News

Nearly 400 Certifications earned from the Academy Exams program in the state of Florida!

The Academy Exams is a certification program offered by the Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology. Individuals that have achieved the Inspector II Certification from the Academy are eligible to apply for a permit from the Florida State Fire Marshal to perform the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems. Individuals that achieve the Inspector I Certification are eligible to apply for a provisional permit.
The program was initiated by the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association, a chapter of the NFSA, and created by stakeholders from all across Florida, including the AFSA's Florida Chapter. The first certifications were delivered in September of 2012.
Congratulations to all those that have received their Academy Certifications!

Inspectors may apply for a state permit after receiving the Academy’s Certification.  Apply for the Academy’s Certification here:  www.academyexams.com

The Academy of Fire Sprinkler Technology has signed an agreement with the Mexican Fire Sprinkler Association (AMRACI) to develop a certification program for designers in Mexico.  The certification will be awarded by AMRACI to successful candidates.  The program will be delivered by the Academy and approved by CONOCER, the certification body of the Mexican Federal Government.  This program will be the model for the certification of Sprinkler System Designers around the world.

Earn CEUs via our new GoLearning continuing education classes, featuring our primary instructor, Cecil Bilbo.

See the GoLearning Courses

The Fire Protection Research Foundation has released their final report on “Fire Protection for Cloud Ceilings”.  The Academy was privileged to participate on the technical panel for this project. 

Read the report here: 

http://www.nfpa.org/research/fire-protection-research-foundation/reports-and-proceedings/suppression/other-sprinkler-protection/sprinkler-protection-for-cloud-ceilings

NEW Classes Announced (PDF here)

ALL LIVE BROADCASTS ARE LISTED BELOW

Live Webinar: How to Space and Layout Sprinklers

How to Space and Layout Sprinklers           3, 4, and 5 MAY 2016

Join us for three days as we spend a couple of hours learning to correctly layout and space sprinklers in differing real-world scenarios.  Improve your skills in sprinkler layout and review with this series of classes.

 

Live Webinar: Applying the NFPA 13 Obstruction Rules

Applying the NFPA 13 Obstruction Rules         17, 18, 19 MAY 2016

Join us for three days as we spend a couple of hours learn the NFPA 13 rules for avoiding obstructions to fire sprinklers.  We’ll use differing real-world scenarios to demonstrate compliance and common mistakes.  Improve your skills in sprinkler layout and review with this series of classes.

 

Live Webinar: Hydraulic Calculations - The Very Basics

Hydraulic Calculations - The Very Basics            24, 25, and 26 MAY 2016

Join us for three days as we spend a couple of hours learning the basics principles of what we are protecting, how we are going to protect it, and how we start the process of proving adequacy through hydraulic calculations.

 

Live Webinar: Changes to the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13

Changes to the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13         01 JUN 2016

This course will guide the participants through the changes and additions that have been made to the 2016 Edition of NFPA 13, The Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. Participants in this class will learn the reasons behind the changes and additions. 

 

Live Webinar: Performing Hydraulic Calculations

Performing Hydraulic Calculations             06, 07, 08, 09 and 10 JUNE 2016  

Join us for five days as we spend a few hours learning to perform manual calculations. These lessons will help anyone to fully understand calculations and the data involved. These lessons will prepare participants for the calculation portion of the NICET Exam. 

 

Live Webinar: How to Review and Approve Calculations

How to Review and Approve Calculations            21, 22 and 23 JUN 2016

Join us for three days as we spend a couple of hours learning to understand what to look for when reviewing hydraulic calculations.  This series of classes will help you understand calculation reports and determine if they have been conducted correctly.

 

Live Webinar: Quick Evaluations for Systems and Supplies

Quick Evaluations for Systems and Supplies          28 JUN 2016

Join us for a three lessons on a single day as we spend a few hours learning how estimate the minimum requirements needed for a successful calculation of a fire sprinkler system.  Learn how to do quick calculations for the parameters that must be met in a calculation.  Salespeople will know right away if a project will or will not need a fire pump.  AHJ’s will be able to immediately determine the level of performance that a system must deliver to use when checking plans. 

 

Live Webinar: How to Space and Layout Sprinklers

How to Space and Layout Sprinklers           12, 13, and 14 JUL 2016

Join us for three days as we spend a couple of hours learning to correctly layout and space sprinklers in differing real-world scenarios.  Improve your skills in sprinkler layout and review with this series of classes.

 

Live Webinar: Applying the NFPA 13 Obstruction Rules

Applying the NFPA 13 Obstruction Rules         12, 13, and 14 JUL 2016

Join us for three days as we spend a couple of hours learn the NFPA 13 rules for avoiding obstructions to fire sprinklers.  We’ll use differing real-world scenarios to demonstrate compliance and common mistakes.  Improve your skills in sprinkler layout and review with this series of classes.

 

The Academy is pleased to bring you a FREE On-Demand Lesson.
"The Introduction to Most Remote Areas" is available to anyone that has created a profile on the Academy website.

29 minutes                      Beginner

Excellent Class for: AHJ’s, Contractors, Designers, Enforcers, Engineers

This course will guide the participant through the requirements for sizing a remote area found in NFPA 13.  Participants in this class will learn the basic concepts for sizing a remote area.  Students that complete this course will be able to:

-          Select the remote area size from figure 11.2.3.1.1 in NFPA 13

-          Identify when the ‘Quick Response Reduction’ may be applied         

-          Determine the correct reduction in remote area size permitted with the ‘Quick Response Reduction’

-          Determine when the size of a remote area needs to be increased

-          Determine the required minimum length of a remote area.


Click to see the class page and register for "The Introduction to Most Remote Areas"