Residential Sprinkler Plan Review F0142

Curriculum: Fire Protection: 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 151KB
Course Syllabus PDF 218KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual

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?
February 19 - 20, 2020 Dayton, Nevada

Tom Martinez
Training Officer II
State Fire Marshal Division

Jennifer Cleppe
Fire Prevention Specialist II
Central Lyon County Fire Protection District

Course coordination plan
March 24 - 25, 2020 Alsip, Illinois

James Moore
Assistant Director
IL Fire Service Insitute

Tom Styczynski
Fire Chief
Alsip Fire Department

Course coordination plan
September 12 - 13, 2020 Nampa, Idaho

Dean Ellis
Program Manager
Fire Service Technology

Kirk Carpenter
Fire Chief
Nampa Fire Department

Course coordination plan
September 23 - 24, 2020 Belfair, Washington

Howard Scartozzi
Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal
Washington State Patrol - Fire Prevention Bureau

Bob Jones
Deputy State Fire Marshal
Washington State Patrol - Fire Prevention Bureau

Angie McCormick/Scott Cooper
Administrative Assistant/Assistant Chief
North Mason Regional Fire Authority

Course coordination plan

Student comments

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