New online qualification replaces former Level I classroom and Level II job-site training program
APPLE VALLEY, MINN., April 27, 2021 — To support the growing demand for fire safety contractor training, Uponor North America recently revamped the former AquaSAFE™ Level I classroom and Level II job-site training into one comprehensive, online qualification program via Uponor Academy Online.
The training, which focuses on the NFPA 13D standard for installations in one- and two-family homes, is available on-demand to meet the needs of busy professionals in today’s home construction market.
“New-home construction is at an accelerated pace, and jurisdictions around the country continue to mandate residential fire sprinklers. Additionally, COVID-19 has placed restrictions on in-person learning,” says Desmond Clancy, director, Uponor Training. “This new, on-demand, online training program is the solution customers require to keep their businesses competitive in a tight market, while overcoming all these hurdles we are facing daily.”
Key learnings from the qualification program include system types, water-supply requirements, design layouts, materials, installation best practices, testing, and maintenance. The program also covers support information, including estimation and designs from Uponor Construction Services.
Cost for the new online qualification training is $199 for licensed plumbing contractors and fire safety professionals. After completing the six-part program, attendees receive a qualification certificate that satisfies any manufacturer training required by state or local authorities.
To learn more about Uponor AquaSAFE residential fire sprinkler systems, visit uponor-usa.com. To learn about other Uponor professional training opportunities, visit uponoracademyonline.com.
About Uponor Apple Valley, Minn.-based Uponor North America strives to be the partner plumbing and HVAC professionals rely on for smart water and energy solutions. The company is helping to move the construction industry forward through innovation, education and advocacy focusing on the defining issues of our time: water, energy and labor. An award-winning manufacturer of PEX piping and the exclusive marketer/distributor of Uponor PP-RCT in North America, the company offers plumbing, fire safety, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping, and pre-insulated piping system solutions for new construction, retrofits, and remodels in the residential and commercial markets. Recognized for best-in-class manufacturing, sustainability, economic development, and as a top workplace, the Uponor group of companies employs more than 3,800 worldwide. Uponor’s global headquarters are located in Vantaa, Finland.