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Live and On-Demand Webinars Offer CEUs, CPDs, and Cal Fire-Approved Courses

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) is pleased to offer live and on-demand webinars on technical and managerial topics related to the fire sprinkler industry. These programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs), Continuing Professional Development points (CPDs), and/or CAL FIRE-approved credits for contractors, designers, and fitters. Learn and earn in 2023 with AFSA—your partner in education and training!

Live Webinars

AFSA regularly presents live webinars covering codes, standards, and technical topics. Presented by AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services staff and other industry experts, these programs cover a variety of subjects. The schedule for 2023 has been set, allowing contractors to plan ahead and add webinars to their calendars.

“Setting webinar topics and dates for the entire year gives AFSA members the ability to ensure CEUs, CPDs, and CAL FIRE-
approved credits are earned for themselves and their employees by given deadlines,” comments AFSA’s Director of Education Leslie Clounts.

Upcoming live webinars include “Responsibilities of the Layout Technician and Installer” on April 12 (CAL FIRE-approved), “Extended Coverage/Residential Sprinkler Obstructions” on May 3, “Sprinkler System Working Plan Requirements” on May 17, “Fire Pumps: The Good, Bad and Ugly” on May 31, “Proposed Updates to NFPA 13R and 13D” on July 6, “ITM of Standpipe Systems” (CAL FIRE-approved) on July 19, “NFPA 25 Role and Responsibilities” on August 2, “Storage Sprinkler Obstructions” on September 13, “Sprinkler Types and Characteristics” (CAL FIRE-approved) on October 14 (CAL FIRE-approved), and “Proposed Updates to NFPA 20” on November 1. For more details and to register for each webinar, visit

On-Demand Webinars

AFSA On-Demand courses are carefully developed to offer the ultimate convenience and flexibility— 60 recorded webinars are available for viewing based on your schedule and in the comfort of your office or home. This online learning platform offers 24/7 access to CEUs and/or CPDs from previously recorded live webinars. Featuring the most sought-after thought experts in fire protection, AFSA On-Demand offers a superior learning experience with an extensive library of content in a unique and user-friendly format.

These skill-building courses are sold individually with CEUs and/or CPDs, and members have three months from the date of purchase to complete the course. AFSA On-Demand is available and accessible anytime, anywhere, via PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Users can navigate content by type, event, and topic; and use the sort-and-search functions to quickly find educational offerings. Additional features include the following:
• Mobile-friendly: Sleek, modern design.
• Flexible training: Refresh skills, learn new techniques, and use the presentations to train teams.
• Track session progress and receive CEU or CPD transcripts.
• Session previews: Comprehensive session previews with speakers’ bios are now available to help members select the best sessions for their learning needs.
• Searchable: Search by CAL FIRE- and Vermont-approved courses for continuing education.

To view online courses offered, visit

Sprinkler Fitter Zone

Get your sprinkler fitters “in the zone” with fitter-targeted webinars! AFSA offers live and recorded CAL FIRE-approved Fitter Zone webinars presented by AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services staff. Courses range from one to four hours. Access to these webinars is especially important for fitters in California as they need to earn CEUs from CAL FIRE-approved sources. Recorded webinar topics covered include hydraulics, acceptance testing, standpipes, NFPA 25 (2013 CA edition), firestopping, NFPA 291, seismic protection, air supplies, NFPA 14 (2013 edition), NFPA 20 (2016 edition), and more. Learn more at

The next live CAL FIRE-approved webinar, “Responsibilities of Layout Technician & Installer,” will be held on April 12 at 11:00 a.m. Central Time. The communication and relationship between the layout technician and the installer are crucial throughout a project to provide proper protection. The layout technician must clearly illustrate what is required by code and in the installation, and the installer is required to make the system come to life. This discussion will clarify what both parties require to complete the job efficiently and effectively. To learn more and register, visit


Training for Everyone

On-demand and live webinars are just two options AFSA offers to assist members in maintaining certifications. If your state requires pre-approval of fitter continued education, contact Clounts at 

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