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NICET New Code Update

Tue, Aug 14 2018 at 12:00 AM

Most know that NICET allows specific references to be brought into the PearsonVUE testing centers to aide in your exam taking. Currently, for the Fire Alarm exams, that includes four different codes. 

While NICET had mentioned that the code editions will be changing "mid October" an official date of October 1st for Levels I through III has been released this week. 

I am taking the exam. What does this mean for me?

First of all, know that NICET will allow the new codes now and will also allow the old codes after October 1st. However, both NICET and NTC recommend using the appropriate codes for the time period you will be taking the exam. The reason for this is that the exam questions and answers are written to those specific codes, and any changes in the codes could result in an incorrect answer if you use the wrong reference. 

 

If you are taking the exam BEFORE October 1, 2018, you will want to bring the following allowed references with you: 

Level I Level II Level III Level IV

NFPA 70, 2011

NFPA 72, 2013

 

 

NFPA 70, 2011

NFPA 72, 2013

IBC, 2012

 

NFPA 70, 2011

NFPA 72, 2013

NFPA 101, 2012

IBC, 2012

NFPA 72, 2013

NFPA 101, 2012

IBC, 2012

 

 

If you are taking the exam ON or AFTER October 1, 2018, you will want to bring the following allowed references with you:

Level I Level II Level III Level IV

NFPA 70, 2014

NFPA 72, 2016

 

 

NFPA 70, 2014

NFPA 72, 2016

IBC, 2015

 

NFPA 70, 2014

NFPA 72, 2016

NFPA 101, 2015

IBC, 2015

Will not change
yet. This level
will be updated
by the end of 
the year.

 

 

To see the guidelines for yourself or for more information, visit the NICET website. If you are curious about the differences in the new code editions and the old, you can check out our post here

 

NTC's Red Book, live class instruction, and online instruction have already been updated to reflect the new code editions. If you are taking the exam after October 1st and are in need of study help, our training options are up to the task. 

 

 


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