New NFPA online and live virtual trainings teach best practices for notification systems, fire protection technologies, and alternative energy solutions

March 10, 2022 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has launched several new training programs to ensure building and life safety is always at the forefront and professionals have the knowledge to succeed in their ever-expanding roles. The online and live virtual offerings have been designed and developed with input from industry experts so that practitioners can critically think about codes and standards and apply the guidance found within key documents to their everyday work tasks.

 To meet the online education expectations of today’s workforce and to serve the global community, NFPA has created high-quality online learning and live virtual training solutions for a wide array of stakeholders.

NFPA Online Learning consists of self-paced training courses designed by an award-winning development team that can be accessed from anywhere at any time. Subject matter experts provided input and emphasized the importance of creating modules that include expert videos, real-life scenarios, case studies, and 3D simulations so that learners can grasp key concepts and enhance their workplace capabilities.

NFPA Live Virtual Training courses are expert instructor-led live classes delivered over a virtual meeting platform. These interactive courses feature polling, chat, activities, exercises, videos, downloadable summaries, and job aids that help stakeholders locate, interpret, and apply code requirements. Students can engage with the instructor and classmates, in real-time, from the setting of their choice.

The hyperlinks within each of the bulleted areas provide greater detail on program elements, length, and CEUs (continuing education units). Here is a summary of the new training lineup:

  • 2022 edition of NFPA 72, Fire Alarm and Signaling Code – NFPA has developed both an online training series and live virtual training on NFPA 72, Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. Both courses offer expert instruction on the most current safety provisions for fire detection, signaling, emergency communications, and mass notification systems. Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing fire alarm systems, including designers, installers, electrical contractors, architects, auditors, and project managers will find value in these training options.

  • 2022 edition of NFPA 13, Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems – Those charged with designing, reviewing, evaluating, or installing water-based fire protection systems, including designers, installers, engineers, contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, insurers, and architects will benefit from new NFPA 13, Standard for Installation of Sprinkler Systems online training and live virtual training. Both offerings provide in-depth instruction related to locating, interpreting, and applying critical code concepts and criteria to help ensure safer and more efficient sprinkler system installations.

  • Photovoltaic and Energy Storage Systems – This online training series will help professionals working with photovoltaic (PV) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) to minimize fire, electrical, and life safety risks and the related casualty/property damage that can arise with these installations. Upon successful completion of this series, designers, installers, inspectors, facility managers, building owners, and others responsible for ensuring proper functioning of PV and ESS will earn an NFPA digital badge.

  • Warehouse and Retail Fire Protection – An advisory group of leading industry professionals helped develop this comprehensive two-hour online training, which offers a high-level overview of common hazards and the protection methods existing within these environments. The modules help employees identify potential dangers and take action to mitigate risks and reduce liabilities by looking at the responsibilities of involved parties, commodity classification, and sprinkler design and limitations.

To learn more about the full array of NFPA training and education resources, visit For this release and other announcements about NFPA initiatives, research, and resources, please visit the NFPA press room.

NFPA: 125 Years of Protecting People and Property

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards. The association began its work to solve the fire problem in a young, industrialized nation in 1896 and has since become a global force known for advancing safety worldwide. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 325 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach, and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. In celebration of its 125th Anniversary, NFPA is hosting a Conference Series through March 2022 and undertook several initiatives in 2021 that reflect the association’s steadfast commitment to advancing fire and life safety. For more information or to view NFPA codes and standards for free, visit

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