Special Hazards Systems

The Special Hazards Systems exam is delivered on a computer at Pearson Vue Testing Centers. Computer-based testing (CBT) allows NICET to extend several benefits to our customers: more flexible exam dates and appointment times; immediate scheduling and confirmation; and quicker exam scoring. For more information about taking the Standard Model exam, please click here

This certification program is designed for engineering technicians engaged in the detailing and layout and/or installation and maintenance related to special hazards suppression systems. Technical areas covered include knowledge of physical science and mathematics, elements of electricity and electronics, available fire suppression agents, available fire protection devices, hydraulics of the flow of various agents, systems installation, servicing and maintenance, applicable codes and insurance authority standards, and contract interpretation and preparation.

Application Information

Application Package (apply for testing and certification)

   Individual Sections of the Application

Certification Requirements
Application Procedures
Eligibility Schedule
Application Instructions
Rescheduling Form

 

Content Outlines
The major responsibilities, tasks, knowledge, and skills associated with each level of certification and serves as the outline of exam content.

Level I
Level II 
Level III 
Level IV

Reference Materials
Listing of references allowed in testing centers and some books that might be useful in preparing for an exam.

Level I
Level II 
Level III 
Level IV

Standard Model/CBT Application  
Level I $215
Level II $275
Level III $330
Level IV $380
Rescheduling more than 24 hours before your exam date is complimentary in the same testing window. Please contact PearsonVUE.

Within 24 hours, after your scheduled date or for a new testing window there is an additional fee equal to one half of the original testing fee.

 

What is the Test Like? 

Special Hazards Systems Exams
Level I Exam
(100 questions, 140 min.)
Level II Exam
(160 questions, 170 min.)
Level III Exam
(103 questions, 200 min.)
Level IV Exam
(68 questions, 140 min.)

The exam will be administered on a computer at a proctored test center managed by a test administration company. These exams are normally closed book; any exception to this policy will be stated in the test information for that program. The content outline for the program will serve as the guide to what will be covered on the test.

Each test session begins with a tutorial allowing you to get used to the process. During the test, you will see one question at a time, but can move forward or backwards to view or review other questions. There may be a graphic or text box to be viewed by clicking a button. Correct answers will usually be selected by clicking the boxes next to the answers. In a few questions, you may be presented a picture and asked to click on the part of the picture that correctly answers the question. Questions may have more than one correct answer, but in those cases, you will be told how many answers to choose. You will receive your score at the conclusion of your test session.

To apply, click here.

Calculators

A calculator is built into the exam. Please see the CBT Calculator Preview for information about the onscreen calculator. Candidates may not bring any additional calculators into the testing room.

Archived Work Element Format