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Certification Requirements

Level I

Level II

Level III

Examination* - Pass the required tests

Level I Exam

Level I and II Exams

Level I, II, and III Exams

Performance Verification - Obtain Supervisor verification of all Performance Measures for:
Level I Levels I and II Levels I, II, and III
Work Experience - Provide complete, detailed position descriptions and time allocations showing:

6 months of involvement with water-based fire protection systems inspection and testing activities. This may include up to 3 months of any combination of the following activities:

  • Water-based systems installation, service, maintenance, and/or acceptance testing
  • Governmental enforcement of inspection and testing requirements for water-based systems
  • Insurance review of inspection and testing activities for water-based systems
  • Water-based systems layout
  • Fire alarm systems inspection

A minimum of 2 years of work experience in the inspection and periodic testing of water-based fire protection systems. This may include up to 3 months of any combination of the following activities:

  • Water-based systems installation, service, maintenance, and/or acceptance testing
  • Governmental enforcement of inspection and testing requirements for water-based systems
  • Insurance review of inspection and testing activities for water-based systems
  • Water-based systems layout
  • Fire alarm systems inspection

 

A minimum of 5 years of work experience in the inspection and periodic testing of water-based fire protection systems, including a full range of inspection, testing, reporting, impairment management and supervisory activities, and involving a variety of systems and facilities. 

Personal Recommendation - Obtain recommendation ratings showing a capacity for
(not required) (not required) Independent Engineering Technician Responsibilities

* If you are currently certified at a particular Level in this program, you do NOT need to take any test listed for that Level or lower. For example, if you want to test for Level II and are certified in this program at Level I through previous work element testing, then you must pass the Level II Inspection, Level II Testing, and the Level II Work Practices exams, but do not need to take the Level I exams.