How do I access the BuildingReports Knowledgebase?

You must have a valid BuildingReports login to access the library of self-help materials and product guides. To access the Knowledgebase, log into the BuildingReports portal and click the Knowledgebase link on the left-hand sidebar.

Do we have to pay the instructor’s travel expenses for the onsite training?

No. For travel in North America, all expenses (airfare, rental car, hotel, meals, etc.) are included in the cost. There is an additional charge for overseas training.

What languages do BuildingReports instructors speak?

BuildingReports employs both English and Spanish language instructors.

How do I get on the mailing list for import announcements, product information, webinar invitations, new research when it’s released and the Inspector’s Log eNewsletter?

Contact to request to be added to our mailing list. BuildingReports provides pertinent and valid information for you to get the most out of your BuildingReports investment.

I am interested in partnering with BuildingReports University on a research initiative. How do I engage?

BuildingReports leverages the world’s largest database of granular inspection data from devices, and frequently publishes new research to improve fire prevention efforts and further industry knowledge. We will consider utilizing research proposals from industry associations and companies who compile complimentary data (such as insurance companies and manufacturers). Contact for more information or to send a proposal.

How much does it cost to attend Inspector’s Boot Camp?

Registration fees can vary by class. Depending on how early you register, you have access to early registration incentives. For more information on pricing and what's included, check out the eStore.

What is included in the Inspector’s Boot Camp registration fee?

Your Inspector’s Boot Camp tuition covers everything you need for the week. This includes hotel accommodations, transportation (to and from the airport, hotel, training facility and evening activities), meals (breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks) and activities through Friday afternoon. All training material is also included, such as classroom materials and inspection equipment for your appropriate class:

  • The Fire Alarm class includes a sound meter, battery load tester, a copy of NFPA 72 and IMSA examination costs
  • The Extinguisher class includes a battery load tester, a copy of NFPA 10 and all recharge supplies such as dry powder chemicals
  • The Sprinkler class includes a copy of NFPA 25

The only items not covered are airfare (or travel expenses for those who drive their own vehicle), and the NICET application and testing fees if students elect to take the inspection certification test for Fire Alarm or Sprinkler.

With all that equipment, how will I get it back home?

Your equipment can be shipped back to your office upon course completion for no additional charge.

Inpspector's Boot camp

Where is the Inspector’s Boot Camp class held?

BuildingReports University has partnered with Aiken Technical College in Aiken, SC, to leverage its FAST Lab, one of the premier fire alarm and suppression lab facilities in the country and the only one of its kind in the southeast. Students will get hands-on experience with a variety of equipment donated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site nuclear reservation. Students receive a mix of classroom, facility inspection and lab training.

Do I get credit for attending Inspector’s Boot Camp?

Yes, students will earn 3.6 hours of continuing education credits (CEUs) from Aiken Technical College for the course. These credits may be used for maintaining professional certifications.

What professional certifications are available or would I be eligible for upon completion of Inspector’s Boot Camp?

  • IMSA (Fire Alarm Class) – The International Municipal Signals Association (IMSA) examination is proctored Friday morning, and is included in student tuition through. Students who pass the test will be eligible for membership in IMSA and will receive IMSA certification as an Interior Fire Alarm Technician - Level I. CEUs can be used toward NICET certification—which is a separate cost to complete.
  • NICET Level I Inspection Certifications (Fire & Sprinkler Classes) – Part of the curriculum for the Fire Alarm and Sprinkler courses prepares students for Level I of NICET’s Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems certification or Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems certification. Students are responsible for following NICET’s application process, schedule and requirements, as well as all NICET fees. Because Aiken Technical College is a Pearson Vue testing facility, students can schedule to complete the NICET exam during the morning session on the final day of the class.
  • Extinguishers & Safety Equipment ClassThe NAFED/ICC certification examination is required for cortication by many U.S. states. To prepare students for the exam, the instructor provides sample questions at the end of the day Thursday—prior to the test on Friday. We recommend scheduling the examination with NAFED/ICC outside vendor, Pearson VUE, a week to 10 days after graduation to get the best results.

How do I get to the Aiken Technical College or the hotel?

You will be provided directions to the hotel upon registration confirmation. A complimentary shuttle will be provided for those who fly in to Augusta Regional Airport (AGS).

If flying into another airport, you will need a rental car for transportation to the hotel. Either way, you will be asked to provide your travel arrangements after confirmation of enlistment. IBC staff can provide advice on travel arrangements, if requested.