BuildingReports University was originally launched as Inspector’s Boot Camp in 2005 to become a leading training resource for the fire and life safety industry. Our partnerships with Aiken Technical College and the Automatic Fire Alarm Association allow us to provide this unique training experience.

Attendees of Inspector’s Boot Camp get everything they need for the entire week for one low price. That includes hotel, transportation, meals and all course materials. Click here to view upcoming events and to register online.

Basic Fire Alarm Class

In addition to classroom instruction, students get hands-on training at one of the finest fire alarm labs in the country - Aiken Technical College in Aiken, SC. Attendees will learn best industry practices in the Fire Alarm System Training (FAST) lab, which includes over 20 different fire alarm systems. The systems include initiating devices and notification appliances. Students will leave with a better understanding of NFPA 72 codes and standards, along with an understanding of inspection best practices and improved customer service skills.

Basic Automatic Sprinkler Class

The Basic Fire Sprinkler class is also held at Aiken Technical College. This course leverages the college’s FAST lab facility to cover water-based fire protection system inspections. Students will gain critical skillsets and knowledge to become even more valuable assets to your organization. The curriculum will feature a thorough examination of NFPA 25 codes and standards, inspection best practices and customer service skills.

Both classes at Aiken Technical College include:

  • Pre-Inspection Assessments – introduction and interview with customer
  • Inspection Set-up – how to organize the inspection process for best results
  • Best practices in conducting inspections in commercial buildings
  • Post Inspection Review – conducting a post inspection review with customer
  • Report Collaboration – handling pricing discrepancies, tracking authorizations and performing repairs

NEW! NICET Inspection & Testing Certifications

In 2016, BuildingReports University added curriculum to help attendees prepare for Level 1 NICET Inspection and Testing Certifications for Fire Alarm systems. On the last day of classes held at Aiken Technical College, attendees can now take the exam to earn their certification (availability may vary for classes held at other locations). Attendees are responsible for completing all the prerequisite requirements, including applying for the exam, according to NICET requirements.

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