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NCCER Releasing Updated Sprinkler Fitting Curriculum

10/21/2021 Press Release

ALACHUA, Fla. — NCCER is releasing the fourth edition of its Sprinkler Fitting curriculum. Developed in partnership with the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), this curriculum has been revised to focus on relevant job tasks and practical knowledge needed in sprinkler fitting.

This four-level curriculum has been updated to the current edition of NFPA 13 and related standards and includes practical scenarios and methods used by fire sprinkler fitters. Level 1 is currently available with Levels 2 – 4 coming in 2022.

Sprinkler Fitting Level 1 has been revised with a focus on relevant job skills and practical knowledge for apprentices. In addition, it was reviewed by the major fire sprinkler manufacturers to ensure that the content reflects the latest products and procedures.

A team of subject matter experts, representing both industry and academia, contributed to the development of the training curricula to ensure they meet or exceed industry standards. The authoring committees responsible for making these changes included subject matter experts with representatives from the following:

American Fire Sprinkler Association; Cen-Cal Fire Systems, Inc.; Fire & Life Safety America; Johnson Controls, Inc.; Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.; Piper Fire Protection; Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.; Security Fire Sprinkler; Strickland Fire Protection; Victaulic; The Viking Corporation; and Wolfe Fire Protection, Inc.

NCCER develops and distributes its curricula in partnership with the world’s leading learning company, Pearson, and ensures that it complies with the Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship requirements for time-based training. Individuals who successfully complete these training programs through an NCCER Accredited Training Sponsor will earn industry-recognized credentials through the NCCER Registry System. To learn more about NCCER curricula and purchasing options, visit

About NCCER NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum and assessments with portable credentials and certifications for skilled craft professionals. NCCER provides a comprehensive workforce development system that includes accreditation, training, assessment, certification and career development solutions for the construction and maintenance industries. For more information, visit or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.

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