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2022 Fire Alarm Systems (FAS) Job Analysis Surveys

As you may have heard, NICET is updating our Fire Alarm Systems (FAS) program.

As part of the Job Task Analysis, a panel of FAS subject matter experts (SMEs) recently met to analyze the work in Fire Alarm Systems. NICET wants to validate their work by surveying the population of individuals currently active in the Fire Alarm System field.

Your input will be used to validate the work of the expert panel and to update NICET's understanding of the specialty areas. Also, the survey results will be used to prioritize the content of the certification examination.

There are four surveys corresponding with the four Levels of FAS certification. Below, you will find the links to the surveys that were sent via email to current NICET FAS certified individuals. If you have already completed the survey(s) from the email, then please do not take the survey(s) again.

We thank you for helping NICET lay the foundation for this program.

FAS Level I - Job Analysis Survey

Level I FAS Technicians are often trainees and entry-level technicians who perform limited job tasks under supervision. They are learning, much like apprentices. They typically learn about FAS components, installation methods, basic tools, worksite safety, testing and inspection. They have at least 6 months of experience in FAS.
FAS Level I - Job Analysis Survey

FAS Level II - Job Analysis Survey

Level II FAS Technicians typically perform routine tasks under limited supervision. Most Level II Technicians can interpret drawings, specifications, codes and standards. They may conduct basic installation activities, perform basic maintenance, perform basic troubleshooting, perform basic system inspections, or prepare basic technical or sales documents. Level II Technicians have at least 2 years of experience in FAS.
FAS Level II - Job Analysis Survey

FAS Level III - Job Analysis Survey

Level III FAS Technicians can work independently without supervision. Most Level III Technicians can conduct installation, perform system maintenance, interpret codes, standards, and specifications to produce fire alarm shop drawings. Most Level III Technicians can perform fire alarm layout activities, supervise Technicians at Levels I and II, and provide submittal packets. They often interact with AHJs. Level III Technicians have at least 5 years of experience in FAS.
FAS Level III - Job Analysis Survey

FAS Level IV - Job Analysis Survey

Level IV FAS Technicians are typically senior-level technicians whose work includes installing and maintaining complex and specialized systems. Level IV Technicians may manage multiple projects at once and serve as liaison between AHJs, owners, engineers, contractors. Most Level IV FAS Technicians can They interpret codes, supervise Levels I-III Technicians, and take ownership of programs and training. Level IV Technicians have at least 10 years of experience in FAS.
FAS Level IV - Job Analysis Survey
***NOTE: Please do not take these surveys more than once.***