Fundamental Qualification

FIA AO Level 3 Fundamentals of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in Non-Domestic Premises

This new qualification is designed to provide a concise and focused introduction to the FD&A sector.  It is ideal for anyone looking for a qualification in Fire Detection, whether you already work in the industry or are just starting out in it.

It comprises 2 two-day training units with a certificate of attendance issued on completion of Unit 1 and an open-book level 3 exam taken at the end of Unit 2 allowing technicians to gain a Level 3 qualification based on BS 5839-1 upon completion.

FIA Qualification standard process



In addition, there is a conversion unit available to anyone who has previously taken the Foundation in FD&A, regardless of the result achieved.



The Fundamentals qualification has been developed to Level 3 and registered on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), equivalent to a Level 4 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).