BuildingReports University adds NICET Fire Alarm Inspection certification to curriculum in 2016

December 7, 2015 (ATLANTA, GA) BuildingReports®, a leader in mobile inspection applications and online fire and life safety technology, is pleased to announce that BuildingReports University will now offer Inspector’s Boot Camp attendees the option to become certified with the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems exam. With a half century of combined training experience, BuildingReports University is committed to providing the best classroom and hands-on lab training, webinars, educational resources and BuildingReports solutions training available.

Inspector’s Boot Camp was created to provide professional training and certification in the testing and inspection of fire alarm and life safety systems, fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, sprinkler systems, security and safety equipment and any other product or system designed for the safety and well-being of people in commercial buildings. Over 400 students have graduated from the 5-day courses in Fire Alarm and Signaling Inspections or Automatic Sprinkler Inspections since 2005 and have earned over 15,000 hours of continuing education credits from accredited agencies.

According to NICET, “This certification program is for engineering technicians engaged in the performance, documentation, planning, and coordination of periodic inspection and testing of existing fire alarm systems and their components. General areas covered include inspection and testing procedures, periodicity, documentation, safety, and work management. Technical areas covered include types of fire alarm systems and their respective components, device and circuit specific test procedures for initiating devices, notification appliances, supervisory signal-initiating devices, primary and secondary power supplies, emergency communications equipment, interface with other systems, and on/off premises monitoring.”

A segment of the week-long course will be dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge and information required to help them pass the exam. The BuildingReports University partnership with Aiken Technical College, a Pearson VUE® Authorized Test Center, also includes use of its FAST lab and classroom facilities to help students learn critical inspection techniques that are in compliance with National Fire Protection Association codes and standards.

BuildingReports University will hold Inspector’s Boot Camps for Basic Fire Alarm Training in March, May and November of 2016. Attendees are responsible for completing and submitting the application and payment to NICET according to the NICET terms and conditions, and the eligibility schedule. Completion of the application does not guarantee approval by NICET to take the exam, and each applicant must meet the criteria set forth by NICET regarding work experience, work performance and more. For example, Level I certification for this certification requires a minimum of 6 months experience (other qualifying conditions apply) in the inspection and testing of fire alarm and suppression systems. To learn more about Inspector’s Boot Camp or the new certification opportunity, please contact

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