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Iowa State Fire Marshal Approves ESA’s New Advanced Fire Certification

The Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) Nation Training School’s Certified Fire Alarm Designer (CFAD) designation has received approval from the Iowa State Fire Marshal. The endorsement acknowledges CFAD as an acceptable form of training for applicants seeking fire alarm system contractor licensing…




IRVING, Texas — The Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) Nation Training School’s Certified Fire Alarm Designer (CFAD) designation has received approval from the Iowa State Fire Marshal. The endorsement acknowledges CFAD as an acceptable form of training for applicants seeking fire alarm system contractor licensing in the state of Iowa.

Iowa licensing laws state that alarm system contractors and installers must have prior training and receive certification by the fire marshal. To attain proper licensing, individuals must apply for endorsements in the scope of work that they perform. CFAD is one of three acceptable certification programs for the fire alarm system contractor endorsement in the state.

“Gaining approval for CFAD in Iowa is a major accomplishment for NTS,” says ESA Vice President of Training and Certification Michelle Yungblut. “Having this new certification recognized as equivalent to NICET III has been a goal of the ESA Education Committee for quite some time, so this is a momentous occasion. This is the first of many states we will pursue to get CFAD on the ticket for acceptable licensing.”

To earn CFAD status, a student must hold certified fire alarm technician (CFAT) status or higher for 36 months or prove equal work history by work verification and successfully complete ESA’s newest course, professional fire alarm design (PFAD). Based on 2013 NFPA 72, the 14-hour course provides individuals with specific training for developing an installation plan based on field conditions and project requirements.

 

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