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Residential Sprinkler Plan Review W0142

Fundamental level course. NOTE: Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical
Training Specialist

Keith Heckler

Delivery type
2-day on-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 fundamental level course looks at the following as the primary guidance for the approval of residential sprinkler systems:

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 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-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Post-course requirements