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Residential Sprinkler Plan Review F0142

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical
Training Specialist

Keith Heckler

Delivery type
2-day off-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, two semester hours in fire science, fire protection, or fire engineering.

The scope of this course looks at the following as the primary guidance for the approval of residential sprinkler systems:

  • National Fire Protection Association 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems.
  • NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes.
  • NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies.
  • International Residential Code Standard P2904.
  • Manufacturer's Data Sheets.
  • The ability to read and interpret the design is an essential element of preventive fire safety.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 218KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual PDF 151KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

This course is appropriate for building and fire code officials whose responsibility it is to review and approve residential sprinkler plans. Such officials include fire inspectors, fire marshals, and building code inspectors with at least one year of experience on the job.

The audience should have an understanding of the history of water-based fire protection systems and methods used to verify hydraulic calculation.


Incident Command System (ICS) 100- and 200-level training. Preferred courses: Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that applicant completed this training.

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
August 16 - 17, 2021 College Park, Maryland

Todd Dyche
Regional Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

Jack Beall
Regional Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

Course coordination plan
August 28 - 29, 2021 Cancelled Las Cruces, New Mexico

Ross Johnson
NFA Course Coordinator
New Mexico Firefighters Training Academy

Celso Enciso
Dona Ana County Fire & Emergency Services

Course coordination plan
December 2 - 3, 2021 Romulus, Michigan

Dan Hammerberg
Region Coordinator
Michigan Bureau of Fire Services - Fire Fighter Training Division

Tammi Connell
Michigan Fire Inspectors Society

Course coordination plan
February 22 - 23, 2022 Forsyth, Georgia

Ike McConnell
Georgia Public Safety Training Center

Jorge Roque
Georgia Public Safety Training Center

Course coordination plan
April 28 - 29, 2022 Lake Barrington, Illinois

James P. Moore
Assistant Director
Illinois Fire Service Institute

Scott Motisi
Deputy Fire Chief
Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District

Course coordination plan
June 7 - 8, 2022 Stow, Massachusetts

Alanna Malatos
Program Coordinator
Department of Fire Services -Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

Heather Antell
Registration Assistant
Department of Fire Services - Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

Course coordination plan

Student comments

Great information for those just beginning review of systems or those with significant experience.