Program News

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Water-Based Systems Layout (WBSL) Update -- Levels I and II


With the help of volunteer subject matter experts NICET recently completed regular maintenance and updates for WBSL. Part of this update process included conforming the test content to the newer versions of codes and standards. Effective November 1, 2014, Water-Based Systems Layout, Levels I, and II will reference the 2013 editions of NFPA 13, NFPA 13D, NFPA 13R, NFPA 14, and NFPA 20.

Fire Alarm Systems (FAS) Update -- All Levels


With the help of volunteer subject matter experts NICET recently completed regular maintenance and updates for FAS. Part of this update process included conforming the test content to the newer versions of codes and standards. Since September 14th NFPA 101 (2012), NFPA 72 (2013), and the IBC (2012) are the only references that will be allowed in the testing facility for FAS IV. After April 1, 2014 the allowed references will change to: Level I -- NFPA 70 (2011) and NFPA 72 (2013); Level II -- NFPA 70 (2011), NFPA 72 (2013) and the IBC (2012); and Level III -- NFPA 70 (2011), NFPA 72 (2013), NFPA 101 (2012) and the IBC.

Highway Construction Inspection Redevelopment


The process to transition the Highway Construction Inspection program to the new Standard Model/CBT format is currently underway. Hundreds of highway construction practitioners and industry experts will participate in the process. Your participation will help ensure the program meets the needs of you and your employer, and will also demonstrate your commitment to quality. There are numerous opportunities and levels of support that you can provide. If you are interested in participating, please submit your resume to recruitment@nicet.org.

Special Hazards Standard Model/CBT Coming Soon


The redevelopment of NICET's Special Hazards Suppression Systems (SHSS) program is well on its way to launching in the Computer-Based Testing format! The Development team held a successful standard setting workshop for Level I on June 20-21. During that time, the committee also made strides toward the completion of item writing and review for SHSS Level II. The standard setting workshop for Special Hazards Level II is scheduled for July 29-30, 2013. NICET still needs volunteers for this meeting, so if you or someone you know would like to help, please contact Jennifer Floyd via email at jfloyd@nicet.org . Participating technicians must: • Have significant, current experience in special hazards suppression systems • Not be involved in preparing or conducting formal training courses with the purpose of preparing individuals for NICET testing • As a group, be reasonably representative of various types and sizes of companies, work objectives and environments, and geographic considerations The Special Hazards Suppression Systems program will continue into Levels III and IV later in the year. Level III will hold its exam development workshop on August 12-14, 2013, and Level IV will be held on November 4-6, 2013. Work Element testing will end one (1) year from the launch of the Level I exam in the new CBT/Standard Model format.

Electrical Power


Levels I, II, III, and IV are now available in the Standard Model. Apply Now! See program information.

Fire Protection


Special Hazards Systems
NICET and the Development Committee continue to work on redevelopment of the Special Hazards program.

Fire Alarm Systems
Level I, II, III, and IV Standard Model/CBT exams are now live. Apply Now!

Inspection & Testing of Water-Based Systems
Standard Model/CBT exams for all three levels are now live. Apply Now! Each level has multiple exam parts.

Water-Based (formerly Automatic Sprinkler) Systems Layout
Level I, II, III, and IV Standard Model/CBT exams are now live. Apply Now!

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Help Write the Test


Join a Program Development Committee and help develop the new exams.

Practice Test Now Available


Practice Test for Fire Alarm Systems, Inspection & Testing of Water-Based Systems, and Water-Based (formerly Automatic Sprinkler) Systems Layout programs are now available.