certification programs

Fire Alarm Systems Performance Measures

Level I Performance Measures

 0303-1101

 awareness of job site safety procedures

 0303-1102

 an ability to reliably identify common fire alarm systems equipment and related   materials

 0303-1103

 an ability to perform at least one of the following:

  • select and use tools for a given task, and use them safely
  • use software or drafting tools for a given task

 0303-1104

 an ability to perform at least one of the following:

  • proper installation techniques for fire alarm components and infrastructure
  • proper application of fire alarm components and infrastructure

 0303-1105

 read and understand drawings and specifications

 

Level II Performance Measures

 0303-3101

 ethical behavior on the job, consistent with the NICET Code of Ethics

 0303-3102

 an ability to give complete and accurate reports   on work activities, progress, and   problems encountered

 0303-3104

 an ability to coordinate the work of another individual on a fire alarm system job

 0303-3105

 an ability to perform at least one of the following:

  • mount control equipment, peripheral devices, and related hardware
  • document the correct placement of control equipment, peripheral devices, and related hardware

 0303-3106

 an ability to perform at least one of the following:

  • connect test equipment such as voltage, current, and resistance meters in order to test and diagnose
  • system problems
  • identify the appropriate calculations, codes, standards, and listing agencies required to prepare plans in
  • accordance with project specifications

 0303-3107

 an ability to perform at least one of the following:

  • routine installations of basic fire alarm systems following the project plans or shop drawings without
  • immediate supervision
  • prepare basic documentation such as drawings and submittals, quotations, inspection reports, and record of completion reports in conformance with project specifications and applicable codes and standards.

 

Level III Performance Measures

 0303-5102

 evaluate site conditions relevant to fire alarm system layout, and correctly identify the   occupancy types, codes, and standards involved

 0303-5104

 communicate technical information that is clear and accurate

 0303-5105

 understand and adhere to contractual obligations

 0303-5106

 develop and implement an installation strategy, including resolution of on-site   scheduling conflicts and issues with other trades and project stakeholders

 0303-5108

 plan and oversee a complete and successful   system commissioning, including   documentation of test completion and creation of as-built drawings

 0303-5109

 demonstrate an understanding of computer applications for programming a fire alarm   system

 0303-5110

 determine whether a specific device type will meet codes, standards, and project   specifications

 0303-5111

 identify appropriate procedures to troubleshoot and repair system faults

 0303-5113

 oversee simultaneous fire alarm system activities, meeting time, budget, and technical   requirements

 0303-5114

 oversee work practices to comply with environmental and safety requirements

 0303-5115

 engage in work practices that consistently comply with the NICET Code of Ethics

 0303-5116

 an ability to perform at least one of the following:

  • review a construction document package, develop a bill of material, and an appropriate scope of work
  • prepare or review a fire alarm system submission package to meet the specifications and requirements of clients, design professionals, and AHJs (also meeting requirements of codes and standards)

 0303-5117

 demonstrate technical leadership or mentoring

 

Level IV Performance Measures

 0303-7101

 prepare a complete, accurate, and realistic response to an RFP/RFQ

 0303-7102

 develop contractual criteria for fire alarm system projects that meet legal and AHJ   requirements

 0303-7103

 evaluate the requirements for a new or existing fire alarm system and its components,   and provide a clear rationale, based on functionality, codes, standards, and cost, for   either replacement or repair of any deficiencies

 0303-7104

 develop and accurately document project budgets that meet the client’s needs,   contractual   obligations, codes, and standards

 0303-7105

 coordinate multiple project plans and schedules to meet project objectives, minimize   conflict with other trades, and optimize use of company resources

 0303-7106

 communicate with design professionals and AHJs while maintaining a professional   bearing and demonstrating subject matter expertise

 0303-7107

 review shop drawings for technical accuracy, including, but not limited to, power and   battery calculations and component compatibility

 0303-7108

 select system components that will meet applicable criteria*

 0303-7109

 recognize and mitigate potential threats to a fire   alarm system’s functionality or   reliability from severe environments, nuisance alarms, or other   sources

 0303-7110

 accurately evaluate the completion of a fire alarm system installation project to ensure   that applicable criteria* have been met

 0303-7111

 coordinate and oversee multiple project teams, ensuring that each meets budget,   schedule, and applicable criteria*

 0303-7112

 monitor the general and job-specific capabilities of team members, to ensure that   they have received adequate training on technical, safety, and communication

 0303-7113

 accurately communicate technical information and interpretations

 0303-7114

 engage in work practices that consistently comply with the NICET Code of Ethics

* ”applicable criteria” may include codes and standards, AHJ requirements, contractual obligations, project specifications, or client needs, as appropriate