Tuesday, January 16, 2018

NICET Fire Alarm Exam Code Update 2018

As the code and standard cycle continue to update, NICET is doing their part to keep up.

The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) has released the following information in the winter 2017 newsletter under "Program Development and Maintenance Updates" section of their website:

Allowable Reference for NICET Standard Model Exams 2018




The following references are being used to currently create the newest version of the "Fire Alarm Systems" and "Water-Based Systems" NICET exams

Fire Protection: Fire Alarm Systems

  • Level I - NFPA 70 (2014) and NFPA 72 (2016)
  • Level II - NFPA 70 (2014) NFPA 72 (2016) and the IBC (2015)
  • Level III - NFPA 70 (2014) NFPA 72 (2016) NFPA 101 (2015) and IBC (2015)
  • Level IV - NFPA 72 (2016) NFPA 101 (2015) and IBC (2015)

Fire Protection: Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems

  • Level I - NFPA 72 (2016)
  • Level II - NFPA 72 (2016) 

Fire Protection: Water-Based Systems Layout
  • Level I - NFPA 13 (2016)
  • Level II - NFPA 13 (2016) NFPA 13R (2016) NFPA 14 (2016) NFPA 20 (2016)
  • Level III General Plans Preparation - NFPA 13 (2016) NFPA 14 (2016), NFPA 20 (2016) and Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook (2013)
  • Level III Hydraulics and Water Supply Planning - NFPA 13 (2016) NFPA 14 (2016) NFPA 20 (2016) and Automatic Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Handbook
  • Level IV - NFPA 13 (2016) NFPA 14 (2016) NFPA 20 (2016) and NFPA 25 (2014)

Fire Protection: Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems

  • Level I Inspection and Testing Fundamentals - NFPA 25 (2014)
  • Level I Work Practices - NFPA 25 (2014)
  • Level II Inspection - NFPA 25 (2014)
  • Level II Testing - NFPA 25 (2014)
  • Level II Work Practices - NFPA 25 (2014)
  • Level III Inspections and Responsibilities - NFPA 25 (2014)
  • Level III Advanced Testing - NFPA 25 (2014)

The revised and updated NICET exams are expected to roll out to Pearson-Vue testing centers in July 2018.