National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies
Level III and IV Certification Courses
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          Fire Alarm Systems - Level III Course Outline Blueprint
  • Project Analysis - Review a proposed project - ensure that all codes will be complied with for this installation
  • Contract Review - How to communicate with stakeholders, the AHJ, Architects, Engineers, etc.
  • Identifying Site Conditions
  • Creating Shop Drawings - Working with your CAD operator using industry best practices
  • How to read Drawings - Interpret specifications - performing comparative analysis of requirements
  • Calculate Power/Battery requirements - Basic Troubleshooting - Using OHMS Law and Kirschoff's Law
  • Researching Codes and Standards
  • Drafting written progress and technical reports
  • Reviewing Legal Contracts and Documents
  • Project Management - Project Schedules - Charges for delay in project - overages - holdbacks, schedule conflicts, materials
    management, manpower management, Handling multiple projects, arbitrating disputes and documenting the results, ethics issues, and a
    whole lot more.
  • Installation Strategies
  • System Commissioning procedures - Final Test Documentation - Programming of FACP Panels
  • Fire Stopping Techniques - Workplace Safety - Troubleshooting Techniques - As-Built Drawing Creation
  • Mentoring your co-workers  
Tuition Fee
Classes held in Greensboro, NC.
Instructor: Rich Lange
Online Version Available Now!!
NICET Fire Alarm IV
For Level IV we cover everything included in Level III PLUS!
  • Inter Trade Scheduling
  • Understanding Federal, State and Local Laws including ADA. Davis-Bacon, Payroll Affidavits, Minority Sub-contracting,
    SBA programs, Tax considerations, Insurance and Bonding Requirements, Buy America clauses, affirmative action laws,
    hold harmless clauses, draw retentions, Working with bid packages, cost accounting and building budgets, determining
    manpower requirements by the day, week, and month.
Tuition Fee
New Classes Start Fall 2012
Classes held in Greensboro, N.C.
Instructor:  Rich Lange
Online Version - After 3-15-13
Effective 9-01-10

Fire Alarm Systems  
Level I: $120   
Level II:  $150   
Level III: $180   
Level IV: $210   
Video Security Systems     
Designer Level I: $150   
Level II:  $180   
Technician Level I: $100   
Level II: $150   
Level III: $180   
Level IV: $210
These courses completely
Revamped and Revised to align
With the New Computer Based Exams
Video Security Systems Technician - Level III Course Outline Blueprint
Project Planning - Performing Site Assessments, Working with Drawings & Time Tables, Understanding Change Orders, Jobsite Safety, etc.
System Installation - Camera Operation & Positioning, Working with PTZ cameras using RS232, 422 and 485, Securing Equipment, Camera
Phasing, Configuration of inputs and Outputs or Alarms and Relays, Understanding Fiber Optics, Loss Measurement, Working with shared fiber,
Understanding low light and day/night cameras, Determining light levels, Long camera signal runs and alternatives & RF modulation, P.C. Based
systems and programming and initial set-up of camera systems.
Testing and Commissioning - Optimizing camera outputs including focusing and positioning low light, infrared and day/night cameras,
terminations, interconnections and marking cabling, set-up and programming of head end equipment including mid range splice points, interfacing
camera systems with other building automation including access control and HVAC, Understanding Network Camera Systems.
Troubleshooting - Cameras, I.R. devices, lenses, DSP adjustments, PTZ units, matrices, relays, alarm functions, cable loss, protocols,
signal strength, etc.
Documentation - Preparing As-Builts, I/O Matrix, Labeling, Notes on shared cabling, etc.
Project Management - Prepare Gantt charts, logical order of project completion, manpower requirements, working with other trades,
scheduling deliveries, changes in project schedule, project meetings, coordination of subcontractors, budget monitoring, etc.
Tuition Fee
New Classes Start - Spring '13
Classes held: Pompano Beach &
Orlando, Florida
Online Course - Late Fall '12
  • Education staff and ensuring properly trained personnel are on your jobsite.
    Working in sever weather conditions with high humidity, corrosive or salty
  • Site security of materials and manpower.  
  • OSHA work requirements, and much, much more.