Webinar Course 1 "Fire Alarm System Overview" 2020
Tues & Thurs.  Jan 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30/Feb 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 Three (3) hours each...
Webinar Course 2 - "Verbal & Written Communications" - 2020
Tue & Thur: Jun 30/Jul 2, 7, 9 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30/Aug 4, 6  Times:  Three...
Webinar Course 3 "Basic Electricity" 2020
Tues &Thur 7PM-10PM:  Feb 25, 27/Mar 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31/Apr 2 Three (3) h...
Webinar Course 4 "LSSE" 2020
Mon & Thur 7PM-10PM EST:  Apr 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30/May 5, 7, 12, 14   ...
Webinar Course 5 "Fire Alarm Systems Application" 2020
Tue & Thur 7PM - 10PM:  (3) hours each day listed. May 19, 21, 26, 28/June 2, 4, 9, 11, ...
Registration Practical Exam
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Trainee Technician $425.00
Full Technician $425.00
Course 1 “Fire Alarm System Overview”
$340 for course material + $210 for required manual + applicable tax. Learn at your own pace, self-study.
The course manual is also the required manual for Course 5 "Fire Alarm System Application".

This course provides a general understanding of fire alarm protection systems. It discusses the purpose and specific application of the different codes and standards that regulate the industry. It introduces the student to architectural considerations regarding fire containment. Information about testing laboratories, their procedures, testing methods and how listed/approved materials achieve greater degrees of life safety will be covered. Other topics include; the nature of fire, extinguishment methods, fire alarm testing methods, interpretation of drawings, specifications and other contract documents.    

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Course 2 - Written & Verbal Communications
This course introduces the student to various forms of written business communication including letter, memoranda, summaries and instructions. It teaches practical techniques for planning and writing reports in an effective, professional manner. Editing, spelling, grammar and punctuation are incorporated into the course. The student will learn to present  reports professionally and to write effectively.

Requirements can be achieved online by successfully completing one of the following on-line courses offered through : "Business Report Writing", "Business Writing Strategies", "Communications (English 1)", "Communication / Professional Practices", "Organizational Business Communications", or "Technical Communications".

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Course 3 Online “Basic Electricity for the Fire Alarm Technician”
$340 for course + $80 for required manual + applicable tax.  Learn at your own pace, self-study
This course begins with Basic Electrical theory - Ohm's law, Kirchhoff’s law, magnetism, energy generation and the dangers of higher A/C voltages. The course then focuses on providing a greater understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code with reference to the following areas:
*     conductors: sizing, insulation types, voltage ratings and other conductor characteristics,
*     how to access the tables regarding conductors and cables i.e. Table 11, 19 and D1
*     grounding of conduit systems and enclosures - Section 10,
*     wiring methods, conduit and cable installation,
*     protection and control of electrical circuits - overcurrent protection (fuses & breakers),
*     disconnecting means, class 1 & 2 circuits - Section 14, and
*     all requirements pertaining to fire alarm systems - Section 32 & 60.
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Course 4 Online “Life Safety Systems Electronics”
This course is an online course available directly from George Brown College.  Purchase the manual for this course through CFAA "Order Online manuals". $80.00 plus applicable taxes.

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Course 5 Online “Fire Alarm System Application”

Prerequisite – FA-1 “Fire Alarm System Overview”
$340 for course material + applicable tax. Learn at your own pace, self study.

Applications of fire alarm systems, operation, testing and inspection requirements outlined by the various Codes and Standards are covered at a more detailed level. Also covered are principles and technology of fire detection devices, signal appliances, control equipment and ancillary devices controlled by the system. The student will learn traditional field wiring circuits, the connection of field devices, the basics of microprocessor based systems using addressable devices and remote annunciation.   Other life safety support systems such as smoke control and elevator recall will also be covered.
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Registration Theory Exam
$170.00 + applicable tax.  Included in this cost is a simulated exam that you may do as many times as you wish until you are comfortable to attempt the final Proctored Exam.  Final proctored exam is 1 attempt only.  Should you fail you will have to purchase it again.
This is the first of the two (2) examinations that must be successfully completed to become a fully Registered CFAA Fire Alarm Technician.  It is recommended that you first complete 1500 hours of field experience as per the Fire Alarm Trainee Logbook: This experience will be helpful to being successful in the RTE.
The Registration Theory Exam is three (3) hours in length and will be conducted online.
A computer, with webcam and high speed internet access is required in order to take this exam.

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Registration Practical Exam

Cost:  $425.00 + applicable tax

Registered Trainees, once you have successfully completed the Registration Theory Exam, you will be able to schedule and pay the fee for the Registration Practical Exam.  This Exam is by appointment only and must be scheduled through the CFAA.  Telephone:  1-800-529-0552, extension 101.

This two (2) hour, in person exam is based on the “Skills and Knowledge Checklist” as well as the Trainee Logbook and will feature a number of scenarios that can be completed in a number of ways. The Trainee will be tested on an active fire alarm system designed and programmed to test all candidates equally. (conventional panel)  All tools and materials will be supplied by the CFAA Invigilator. Successful completion will require a passing grade of 80% or better. Registration Practical Exams will be scheduled across the country.  (Registered Trainees ONLY).  

Practical Exam Information for Applicants

Send an email to attention Jackie Jones, requesting the Registration Practical Exam.