FD&A Advanced Commissioner

Level 3 Fire Detection and Alarm Advanced Commissioner


Two days course.

Taking this unit in combination with the other units in the qualifications pathway will qualify learners in fire detection and alarm systems commissioning.

To take the Advanced Commissioning unit, you MUST have passed the Foundation in Fire Detection and Alarm Course

To complete a Qualification in this subject you need to have also passed (or completed the prior learning requirments) the Enviromental Course and Health & Safety Course as explained HERE

It is highly recommended that anyone taking this course reads the Foundation Course manual (given to candidates when attending the Foundation Course), and watches the Foundation Course pre-learning videos before embarking on this course. 

Following that revision, we would also recommend watching the following list of videos to improve your knowledge of commissioning before taking the course. 

Pre-learning Videos (recommended before taking the course)

Advanced Commissioning (Part 1)
Advanced Commissioning (Part 2)
Advanced Commissioning (Part 3)
Advanced Commissioning (Part 4)
Advanced Commissioning (Part 5)

All pre-learing materials»

Commissioning engineers. Engineers across the range of system suppliers.
  • BS 5839/IS 3218/BS 7273
  • Inspection and Testing the Fire Alarm System
  • Verifying the interface to other systems
  • Documentation
  • Maintenance Provision
  • False Alarm Management
  • The Handover and Instruction
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Level 3 Fire Detection and Alarm Advanced Commissioner is intended to provide technicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to commission Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems.

Technicians will understand the specific requirements of current and relevant UK legislation, alongside other associated standards, the technologies available and their application, through to certificating the commissioning and record keeping and handing the systems and associated documentation over to the end user.
Learners completing this unit for their qualification will be able to commission an installed system, confirm the function of the system and any connected ancillary equipment before completing the required
documentation and handover to the end user, including providing instructions on system operation, end user maintenance and record keeping.
  • FIA member £300 +VAT
  • Non-membes £480 +VAT