The Fire Technicians Network

Professional Certification Programme

Members Logon
Tech Feed
Home Contact Us!

+1 (888) 340-3473 (FIRE)

www.firetechs.net

“We are not a professional union, but together, we are a union of professionals!”

 

Search on the World Wide Web, or Our Site
[Home] [Benefits] [Requirements] [Program Overview]

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Technologist / Specialist Certification Guide:
 

 

panel_tl

panel_tr

Canadian Building Life Safety Systems Training Initiative:
Advance
Accelerate
Achieve

Visit our Training Centre!
 


Follow us!

 

www.firetechs.net on LinkedIN!

www.firetechs.net on Twitter!

 

Technical Forums:
Friendly reminder! The Forums are alive!
 

Questions?
Please contact us
by calling the number above or by clicking the email link!
 

 

FAQ’s:
Access the most extensive fire protection equipment and service FAQ on the planet!
 

Forms:
We've updated the Fire Alarm Inspection and testing forms.
Check out the latest versions on our Forms page!
 

 

In Memoriam
G. Richard (Rich) Morris
Celebrating a truly
remarkable life!

CFAA’s Tribute
SCC’s Tribute

In Memoriam
David Sylvester
CFAA Legend, Educator,
and Friend!

CFAA’s Tribute

 

 

Smoke Detector Cross Listing Information:
ULC Smoke Detector Compatibility Index
(You’ll be prompted to either “save as” or “open” a Microsoft a Microsoft® Excel document. Please read our Terms of Use.)

 

panel_bl

panel_br

Every LSST or CLSS Seal has three areas which help identify the individual performing the testing/inspection of your building’s life safety systems and equipment and allows you to confirm the Member’s ability to perform the required service (as illustrated in the sample official Seal):

Fire Tech Q24

Professional Seal
Copyright © 2016
www.firetechs.net

The first set of letters that appear under the Member’s name identifies whether the Member is either an LSST (Building Life Safety Systems Technologist) or CLSS (Certified Building Life Safety Specialist).

The first number group of two digits that follows identifies his Province/Territory of Practice (as illustrated in the table below).

PROVINCE

NUMERICAL DESIGNATOR

British Columbia

01

Alberta

02

Saskatchewan

03

Manitoba

04

Ontario

05

Quebec

06

Labrador / Newfoundland

07

New Brunswick

08

Prince Edward Island

09

Nova Scotia

10

Yukon Territory

11

Nunavit / NWT

12

 

 

 

The second number group of four digits is the Member’s personal unique identifier. 

Together, all three groups comprise the Certified Individual’s Membership Number.

 

Certification Levels & Equivalencies:

The letters under the Member’s Certification Number represent the various disciplines for which he is endorsed.  The following table illustrates these endorsements, outlines the educational components as well as the required field experience to achieve full Certification in that discipline.  There are often additional requirements such as relevant manufacturer’s training and certification, special tools and equipment, etc. that will be necessary to perform the full levels of testing mandated by the Standards.  Please refer to the Certification Policy page for more information.
 

LSST Endorsement

Disciplines

Education Component

Field Experience

B

Fire Safety (Emergency) Planning
Fire Door Assemblies
Mechanical Smoke Dampers
Self-Illuminating Egress Path Markers
Self-Illuminating Exit Signs
Fire Stopping

FTN Passive Building Life Safety Systems Course

Testing of:
150 fire door assemblies
50 self-illuminated exit systems
100 fire-stopping inspections
30 mechanical shutters
Production of five (5) AHJ Approved Fire Safety Plan Manuals or Construction Safety Plan Manuals (includes onsite training of Fire Safety Director and Deputy Fire Safety Director)

C

Carbon Monoxide Systems

FTN Carbon Monoxide Systems Inspection and Testing Course

Testing of:
40 CO Detection Systems
50 CO Alarms

E

Fire Extinguisher
(Annual Inspection)

ASTTBC EX
BCIT Fire Extinguisher Course
(or equivalent)
LSST-E Course

Annual Inspection (NFPA 10)
of 150 Low Pressure Extinguishers
25 Carbon Dioxide (High Pressure)

F

Fire Alarm Systems
Emergency Voice Communication Systems
Fire Alarm Communicator Systems
Elevator Dedicated Detection & Recall Control Systems
Extinguishing & Releasing Systems
Smoke Control Systems
Smoke/CO Alarms
Egress Path Marker Systems
Fire Curtain Assemblies

LSST-F Course
Current ASTTBC “AL” or CFAA “CT”
must complete LSST-F Review Course
OR
CFAA Courses 1-5, BCIT Fire Alarm Testing Course (or equivalent)
PLUS
LSST-COM Course
BCIT Smoke Control Systems
(or equivalent)

Testing of:
40 Fire Alarm Systems (Annual)
Must include the testing of ten (10)
high-rise buildings with smoke control or smoke venting measures
20 Ancillary Systems Periodic Testing
20 Communicators

G

Generator / UPS Systems

BCIT or equivalent manufacturer supported training,
LSST-G Course

Testing of:
40 Systems

K

Kitchen Suppression

Valid Certificate(s) of manufacturer sponsored training

Testing of:
20 Systems

L

Unit Emergency Lighting

BCIT or equivalent
FTN Emergency Lighting Course

150 Dual Funciton Exits and
150 ELU Packs Tested

P

Fire Pump Systems

BCIT or equivalent, Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter, valid Certificate(s) of manufacturer sponsored training

Testing of:
40 units (flow and performance parameters measured and recorded in the jurisdictional approved format)

V

Fire Alarm Verification

Pre-requisite is LSST-F Endorsement with two (2) years of continuous practice.  Must complete FTN LSST-V Course.
Current ASTTBC “AL” or “VI”, or CFAA “CT” not in the employ of a manufacturer or designated distributor must enroll in (or have completed) FTN equivalent courses in:
LSST-V (Verification)
Communicator Installation, Testing and Commissioning (CAN/ULC-S561)
Smoke Control Systems
Extinguishment Systems Testing

Testing of:
100 Fire Alarm System Annual Tests,
30 Fire Alarm System Verifications
30 Ancillary Systems Testing [which must include testing of twenty (20) high-rise buildings (or other occupancies) that employ fire alarm system controlled smoke control or smoke venting measures]
20 Communicator Systems Tested (waived for previous “F” Endorsement)

W

Water Based Extinguishing Systems
Stand-pipe Assemblies
Sprinkler Back-Flow Assemblies
Fire Hose Testing

BCIT or equivalent, FTN Water Based Extinguishment Systems Course or Journey Sprinkler Fitter with FTN completed ONLINE NFPA 25 Course

Testing of:
20 Dry Pipe Systems
20 Wet Pipe Valve (and related) systems
30 Wet Sprinkler Tests
10 forward flow tests
150 fire hose inspections
40 stand-pipe tests

Commissioning,
Verification
(CLSS Designation)

Fire Alarm Verification/Commisioning/Integrated Systems Testing

Must have LSST
V, B, E, B, K, L, & P
FTN Course Integrated Building Life Safety Systems Testing

Must be able to document participation in 10 Commissioning Tests involving integrated testing of fire alarm, EVCS, smoke control, elevator recall, and extinguishment systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join Us!

JOIN US!

What we’re all about!
We are not affiliated with ASTTBC, CFAA, CANASA, NFPA or NICET (although we do encourage you to explore, and objectively evaluate, the benefits of supporting their efforts).  Membership in the Fire Protection Technicians Network is entirely voluntary.  Are you up to the challenge of demonstrating your commitment to public safety and the highest standard of professional practice?  JOIN US!  And let us help take your career to the next level!

[Home] [Benefits] [Requirements] [Program Overview]

Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

 Copyright © 2007-2017 The Fire Technicians Network.  All Rights Reserved.