Why Join CAFSA?

Meet the challenge of technical excellence and consumer value by enrolling your employees in the nationally recognized standards for sprinkler fitter training.  The American Fire Sprinkler Association’s correspondence course: Training For Excellence. Combine the home learning curricula with the CAFSA’s 9000-hour (five-year) on-the-job apprenticeship program, and you can be confident of building a quality oriented and skilled manpower resource that will ensure the continued success of your business well into the 21st Century.

AFSA/CAFSA’s correspondence program is divided into five books that cover a variety of relevant industry qualifications from personal responsibility and job safety to trouble shooting wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems, blueprint reading, water meters, exposure systems, valves, underground systems and many other required fields of knowledge.

The books, updated in 2013, combine information spanning the latest devices and techniques, as well as the proven techniques and methods of the past.

Working alongside a journeyperson, the apprentice gets to put the conceptual and technical data he or she has learned at home to work on the job.

This combined course of study covers the complete range of technical, safety and product know-how for your mechanics, provides a long range plan of professional growth for your apprentices and serves as a powerful incentive to progress in a critical industry.

The CAFSA program operates under the full recognition and approval of the State of California’s Division of Apprenticeship Standards, allowing equal access to bid and perform public works jobs using fully certified apprentices as well as recognized journeypersons. Once the exclusive domain of contracting operations bound to collective bargaining agreements, such state, local and federal public works apprenticeship recognition is now available to committed and quality conscious “merit shop” contractors who understand the importance of a level playing field.

In partnership with the CAFSA’s Apprenticeship program, participating contractors stay informed of the latest developments in the fire sprinkler industry, increase competitiveness, productivity and profitability by utilizing a well trained work force, and cut operating costs through the reduction of mistakes and on-the-job accidents.