Commissioning New Occupancies (F215)

Course Hours: 16.0 Hours

Course Description

This 2-day course will enable the student to develop strategic approaches to solve the management challenge of getting a building or occupancy commissioned so the code official is confident all the life safety and fire protection systems and features are working together properly and the structure is ready for human use. Course content will include the code official's and owner's legal obligations and liabilities during commissioning, the challenge of commissioning buildings of different sizes and complexity with limited staff, an overview of what systems/features constitute "fire and life safety features," commissioning and testing alternatives, and documentation and recordkeeping.


Code Enforcement personnel

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are, or expect to be, responsible for verifying a building or occupancy ready to receive a certificate of occupancy. NOTE: Local jurisdictions are encouraged to submit applications of both their fire and building officials to attend a course together if both meet the selection criteria. Priority selection will be given to at least five pairs of such officials per course offering. Applications must be submitted together, be approved and signed by the head of the sponsoring organization, with a cover letter indicating that they are applying as a team.

Special Notes

The National Fire Academy does not utilize Social Security Numbers on their registration form; this form is in addition to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center application process. The NFA form will be completed on the first day of the course. Students must provide the Student Identification Number on the first day of the course. What this means to you: This number is used in place of a Social Security Number and is obtained through the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). Applications for NFA courses that do not include a SID will not be processed, failure to provide the SID will result in the student not receiving credit for the course. To obtain a SID: 1. Register at 2. Select "Need a FEMA SID?" on the right side of the screen. 3. Follow the instructions to create your account. 4. You will receive an email with your SID. Save this number in a secure location. Use the SID in place of the SSN on the General Admissions Application Form (FEMA Form 119-25-1) and General Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2).

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