CFAA Practical Testing 

We are authorized to administer the CFAA Registration Practical Exam at your site with our portable testing lab. If that meets your needs, please contact us for a quote.

If you are an individual looking to complete the Registration Practical Exam either in-person or virtually through Zoom, you must have already completed the Registration Theory Exam before sending an email to techadmin@cfaa.ca for the practical exam appointment.

More About the Test

This test is the final requirement before you can be registered as a Fire Alarm Technician. Before you can try it, you must have passed the CFAA Registration Theory test.

This practical test is actually a complete Verification that you will perform on a small but complete conventional system. Time management and correct paperwork are the keys to passing.

Please study the S537-13 standard. You need to know it. If you don’t have a copy, please get one. Otherwise you’re wasting your money signing up. Start with the Glossary and make sure you understand all of the definitions offered there. Looking them up while trying to complete the exam will exhaust your available time.

Completing practical work experience and documenting this in the Trainee logbook is the best way to prepare. If your first attempt is unsuccessful you must wait a minimum of one (1) month to retake the Exam. If you are unsuccessful after your second attempt you will be required to submit a completed CFAA Fire Alarm Trainee Log Book at the end of a minimum of one (1) year waiting period before you retake it.

This is not a walk in the park. Over-confidence can be your worst enemy. Think long and hard before booking a date.

Complete COVID-19 precautions will be in effect.

Note that the Field Device Legend of the report, page C6.1, will be pre-filled in advance for the exam.


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