As a fire sprinkler industry professional, you already know that the field of inspections, testing, and maintenance (ITM) is rapidly growing. Is your business growing with it?
If you are interested in learning more about the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s (AFSA) new ITM Inspector Development Program, look no further. In January of 2016, AFSA will present a FREE webinar to showcase the benefits of the industry’s first ITM Inspector Development program. The half-hour webinar is free to both members and nonmembers and begins at 11:00 a.m. CST on Thursday, January 21. This webinar is the best way to find out if this innovative new course, the first of its kind in the industry, is the right fit for you and your business.
AFSA’s ITM Inspector Development Program utilizes on-demand and live training courses combined with a robustly structured on the job training (OJT) and mentoring program with the goal of candidates passing a NICET Level II water-based inspection certification exam in less than two years. This comprehensive program provides recommendations for implementation at every level, including hiring recommendations, applicant screening tips, training, record keeping, and much more.
Instead of searching for trained inspectors, learn how you can combine your own in-house training with AFSA’s new ITM Inspector Development Program to produce well-trained, certified* inspectors to expand your company’s services. Developing a qualified inspector to represent your company to your customers won’t happen overnight. It requires a commitment to training and supervision. However, utilizing AFSA’s ITM Inspector Development Program will provide a guided and methodical approach for both employer and student that will professionalize the role of the inspector and boost your bottom line.
The AFSA staff has been hard at work developing and building the best possible program for your business. “It is so exciting to see the ITM Inspector Development Program finally announced and to get to talk to members about it,” says Leslie Clounts, AFSA’s manager of education programs. “Naturally, this unprecedented training program has generated a lot of great curiosity. Now that members have had a chance to examine the curriculum, they can bring their questions to this webinar.”
The webinar will be led by Russ Leavitt, executive chairman of Telgian Corporation in Tempe, Arizona, and co-author of the ITM Inspector Development Program, and Jack Medovich, P.E., senior vice president and founding partner of Fire & Life Safety America in Hanover, Maryland, and a member of AFSA’s Board of Directors. This webinar will be a great opportunity for contractors to learn how they can combine this program with their own field training to develop professional and qualified ITM personnel — whether seeking a NICET certification or not.
The ITM Inspector Development Program is a process, not just a “how to pass the test” crash course. To learn how AFSA’s comprehensive ITM Inspector Development Program prepares candidates for NICET’s Level II certification* in Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems, join us at 11:00 a.m. CST on Thursday, January 21 for this free informational webinar.
Visit firesprinkler.org/education-center/webinars to register today.
*AFSA makes no implied or expressed warranty that studying these materials or passing the assessments or exams will ensure passage of the related NICET exams or certification by NICET.