NICET is committed to public safety and a qualified workforce through nationally recognized certification programs. Founded in 1961, over 140,000 technicians have met NICET's rigorous certification criteria. NICET’s fire protection programs include Water-Based Systems Layout, Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems, Fire Alarms Systems and Special Hazards Suppression Systems. NICET regularly brings together industry leaders and subject matter experts to design and maintain certification programs that promote technical knowledge and proficiency. The resulting programs measure the competency of, and layout career paths for, engineering technicians in over 25 specialty programs.