Archive - Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems

This page is for informational purposes only. NICET is no longer offering this program in the Work Element format.

Work Element (WE) Format Transitioning to Standard Model/CBT Format February 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011

  • New applicants may apply for WE testing until February 1, 2010
  • Returning applicants may apply for WE Testing during the transition period
  • All WE applications must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight July 31, 2011
  • We testing will end by October 31, 2011

This certification program was designed for engineering technicians in the automatic fire sprinkler industry who are engaged in the physical and mechanical aspects of inspection, testing, and maintenance of water-based systems including foam and foam-water systems. (The program does not cover systems that deal with CO2, halon, and dry chemical.)

Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems comprises three levels of certification. Level I was designed for technicians who assist in the inspection and/or testing of fire protection systems, Level II is for those who perform standardized tasks under routine conditions as assigned, and Level III is for those who perform comprehensive inspections of complex systems without supervision. Certification at Levels II and III does not require prior certification at Level I. Certification at Levels II and III does not require prior certification at the lower level, but it does require meeting the certification requirements of the lower levels.