Fire Alarm & Detection Equipment Certification

Fire Alarm & Detection Equipment Certification

-- This course is designed to help participants prepare to take the fire alarm and detection equipment examination through the Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal. Anyone interested in taking the exam will find value in the course not only for the information provided but for how it will help you be better organized to take the exam.

Instructor: Dennis Patalon

Class Dates: 2021 dates coming soon

Class Time: 8am- 3pm (Lunch Break: 12:00pm- 12:45pm. Food not provided)

Cost: $250 ABC Members & Non Members $300
*** Does NOT include the $40 fee to the Ohio State Fire Marshall's Office for the State of Ohio Certification Test, or the $40 fee to PSI for the testing location. THIS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT! Information on filing with the Division of State Fire Marshal and exam locations will be provided during the course and available online at :

This training is brought to you in partnership with Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Northern Ohio Chapter.

Click here to download the enrollment form

Advance Registration required. Deadline is July 8, 2020

Welding Certificate

SMAW & Plate Welding Certificates

In partnership with Owens Community College, the following welding classes are now available at the Fostoria Learning Center:

  • SMAW Welding Certificate – this certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to obtain an entry-level job as an SMAW Stick welder.
  • Plate Welding Certificate – this certificate provides students with knowledge and skill for job placement in the welding field. Students are trained in all aspects of welding including stick, gas, metal inert gas (MIG) welding processes. Students will also be tested in accordance with the American Welding Society plate and testing procedures.

These classes are a three-semester (1-year) program. At the end you will graduate with a Certificate in Welding from the American Welding Society.

Classes Start: 2021 Dates coming soon