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Sprinkler Assessments

ASCR2 - Sprinkler Commercial Residential On-Site Competent Person

Review important information on the "Test Info" page common to all exams and about marking / tagging your study material.

 

This assessment is generally intended for installers of commercial and residential sprinkler systems.  It is also required by many jurisdictions for those performing inspection, testing, and maintenance functions.  This is the most common sprinkler qualification recognized by jurisdictions.

This exam goes into detailed code criteria dealing with sprinkler spacing, obstructions, hangers, seismic fittings, clearance of piping, ceiling pockets, small room rule, types of systems, air maintenance, drainage, and more.  Questions also include basic calculations regarding friction loss through pipe, pressure impact of elevation, and similar concepts that professional installers need to be aware of.  Questions also relate to OSHA Lock-Out-Tag-Out for controlling energy sources such as pumps, and confined space criteria.  This exam covers a lot of material.  It is essential that the candidate be very knowledgeable and familiar with the standards and documents to make good use of their test time.

Exam Fee:

Application Fee:          None

ASCR2- Sprinkler Commercial Residential On-Site Competent Person     $170 / each attempt

Important Concepts:

The following lists some but not all materials covered on exams.

  • Sprinkler spacing, obstructions, area of coverage, in clouds/pockets, small room rule,  limitations

  • Types of systems (dry, pre-action, deluge, wet) and criteria for them

  • Hangers, bracing, seismic fittings, clearance

  • Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

  • Standpipe types, criteria

  • CPVC installation and limitations

  • Friction loss and elevation impacts.

Books Required:

  • NFPA 13, 2016 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

  • NFPA 13D & R, 2016 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

  • NFPA 25, 2014 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

  • NFPA 14, 2016 Edition

Documents Required from Our Site:

Download and print these pdf documents.  (click on link)

ASCR4 - Sprinkler Business Certificate Holder

Review important information on the "Test Info" page common to all exams and about marking / tagging your study material.

 

This assessment is generally intended for business owners or partners of commercial and residential sprinkler companies.  It is a longer and slightly more difficult version of the ASCR2 exam.  This exam also includes questions related to NFPA 20 fire pumps, and information from the International Fire / Building Codes to address specific requirements of these codes often overlooked by sprinkler installers.  This exam is intended for those that oversee and are responsible for installers such as administrators, but not designers.

This exam goes into detailed code criteria dealing with sprinkler spacing, obstructions, hangers, seismic fittings, clearance of piping, ceiling pockets, small room rule, types of systems, air maintenance, drainage, and more.  Questions also include basic calculations regarding friction loss through pipe, pressure impact of elevation, and similar concepts that professional installers need to be aware of.  Questions also relate to OSHA Lock-Out-Tag-Out for controlling energy sources such as pumps, and confined space criteria.  This exam covers a lot of material.  It is essential that the candidate be very knowledgeable and familiar with the standards and documents to make good use of their test time.

Important Concepts:

The following lists some but not all materials covered on exams.

  • Sprinkler spacing, obstructions, area of coverage, in clouds/pockets, small room rule,  limitations

  • Types of systems (dry, pre-action, deluge, wet) and criteria for them

  • Hangers, bracing, seismic fittings, clearance

  • Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

  • Standpipe types, criteria

  • CPVC installation and limitations

  • Friction loss and elevation impacts.

  • Fire Pumps

  • International Fire/Building Codes

Exam Fee:

Application Fee:          None

ASCR4- Sprinkler Business Certificate Holder     $170 / each attempt

Books Required:

  • NFPA 13, 2016 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

  • NFPA 13D & R, 2016 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

  • NFPA 25, 2014 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

  • NFPA 14, 2016 Edition

  • NFPA 20, 2016 Edition

  • Either the 2012/2015 IBC or IFC (questions are applicable to any of these)

Documents Required from Our Site:

Download and print these pdf documents.    (click on link)

ASC2 - Sprinkler Commercial On-Site Competent Person

Review important information on the "Test Info" page common to all exams and about marking / tagging your study material.

 

This assessment is generally intended for installers of commercial NFPA 13 sprinkler systems.  This exam is generally recognized by jurisdictions that have a strong residential market where they have installation crews geared for commercial and crews geared towards residential systems, and seldom overlap.  This exam includes NFPA 13R due to the overlap with apartments, hotels, and motels.

This exam goes into detailed code criteria dealing with sprinkler spacing, obstructions, hangers, seismic fittings, clearance of piping, ceiling pockets, small room rule, types of systems, air maintenance, drainage, and more.  Questions also include basic calculations regarding friction loss through pipe, pressure impact of elevation, and similar concepts that professional installers need to be aware of.  Questions also relate to OSHA Lock-Out-Tag-Out for controlling energy sources such as pumps, and confined space criteria.  This exam covers a lot of material.  It is essential that the candidate be very knowledgeable and familiar with the standards and documents to make good use of their test time.

Important Concepts:

The following lists some but not all materials covered on exams.

  • Sprinkler spacing, obstructions, area of coverage, in clouds/ pockets, small room rule,  limitations

  • Types of systems (dry, pre-action, deluge, wet) and criteria for them

  • Hangers, bracing, seismic fittings, clearance

  • Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

  • Standpipe types, criteria

  • CPVC installation and limitations

  • Friction loss and elevation impacts.

Exam Fee:

Application Fee:          None

ASC2- Sprinkler Commercial On-Site Competent Person     $150 / each attempt

Books Required:

  • NFPA 13, 2016 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

  • NFPA 13R, 2016 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

  • NFPA 25, 2014 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

  • NFPA 14, 2016 Edition

Documents Required from Our Site:

Download and print these pdf documents.    (click on link)

ASR2 - Sprinkler Residential On-Site Competent Person

Review important information on the "Test Info" page common to all exams and about marking / tagging your study material.

 

This assessment is generally intended for installers of residential sprinkler systems including both 13D and 13R systems.  This assessment is generally recognized by jurisdictions with a strong residential sprinkler influence.  The 13D and 13R are frequently overlapped between large single family developments with square footage and fire department access challenges, along with apartments, hotels, and motels.

This exam goes into detailed code criteria dealing with sprinkler spacing, obstructions, hangers, some seismic, clearance of piping.  Questions also include basic calculations regarding friction loss through pipe, pressure impact of elevation, and similar concepts that professional installers need to be aware of.  This exam covers a lot of material.  It is essential that the candidate be very knowledgeable and familiar with the standards and documents to make good use of their test time.

Important Concepts:

The following lists some but not all materials covered on exams.

  • Sprinkler spacing, obstructions, area of coverage, limitations

  • Hangers, bracing, seismic fittings, clearance

  • Inspection, Testing and Maintenance

  • CPVC installation and limitations

  • Friction loss and elevation impacts.

Exam Fee:

Application Fee:          None

ASR2- Sprinkler Residential On-Site Competent Person     $140 / each attempt

Books Required:

  • NFPA 13D, 2016 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

  • NFPA 13R, 2016 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

  • NFPA 25, 2014 Edition (Handbook Recommended

Documents Required from Our Site:

Download and print these pdf documents.    (click on link)

ASD2 - Sprinkler Domestic On-Site Person

Review important information on the "Test Info" page common to all exams and about marking / tagging your study material.

 

This assessment is intended for installers of domestic one and two family residential sprinkler systems covered under NFPA 13D.  This assessment is generally recognized by jurisdictions with a strong residential sprinkler influence.  This test can be taken by sprinkler contractors or plumbing contractors to demonstrate competency in NFPA criteria.

This exam goes into detailed code criteria dealing with sprinkler spacing, obstructions, hangers,  clearance of piping.  Questions also include basic calculations regarding friction loss through pipe, pressure impact of elevation, and similar concepts that professional installers need to be aware of.  Material also includes understanding of sprinkler data sheets and limitations of a sprinkler in addition to extensive CPVC listing requirements. 

Exam Fee:

Application Fee:          None

ASD2- Sprinkler Domestic On-Site Person    $140 / each attempt

Important Concepts:

The following lists some but not all materials covered on exams.

  • Sprinkler spacing, obstructions, area of coverage, limitations

  • Hangers, bracing, clearance

  • CPVC installation and limitations

  • Friction loss and elevation impacts.

Books Required:

  • NFPA 13D, 2016 Edition (Handbook Recommended)

Documents Required from Our Site:

Download and print these pdf documents.    (click on link)

Other Optional Study Material:

This material is not allowed in the test, but may be used to better understand and/or study.

  • Recommended study / book for learning calculations is "Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply Analysis" by Pat Brock, latest edition. Available New.  Used copies are also available online.  First edition through third edition are all great resources. (Do not confuse with "Fire Service Hydraulics and Water Supply - not same book)

NFPA documents can be purchased from the National Fire Protection Association at www.NFPA.org.  You can purchase hard copies and have them mailed to you, or download pdf copies at time of purchase.  We recommend using NFPA handbooks when available as they contain the full standard along with additional useful images, commentary, and explanations.  Before ordering, make sure you know what edition (Year) that you need.