Extinguishing Systems Used for Special Hazard Fire Suppression: Overview (Module 1)


Gain an in-depth overview of the types of extinguishing systems used for special hazard fire suppression. This module includes background information about UL, UL’s relationship with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA), and the broad global use of UL and NFPA standards for fire suppression. Types of extinguishing systems, agents and classes of fire are also covered, along with an introduction to component devices, factory production control and the certification process and benefits of certification.


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Define Special Hazard Fire Protection
  • Identify Extinguishing System types, agents, and classes of fire
  • List types of UL testing required for Extinguishing Systems
  • Explain Component Devices and Factory Production Control services
  • Describe certification process and benefits

Learning objectives will be measured by activities such as knowledge check questions and a final exam.

Target Audience

Fire Protection (Fire suppression) industry professionals including multiple functions and roles such as:

  • Compliance Staff
  • Product Designers
  • Product Managers
  • Engineering
  • Sales
  • General contractors
  • System Integrators
  • Architect/ Equipment Specifier
  • Authorities having jurisdiction
  • Insurers
  • Building owners

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

UL Knowledge Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this eLearning; contact your local jurisdiction for CEU recognition.

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Time Requirement


Web-Based 1 hour

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