Water-Based Fire Protection System Plans Review R0137

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, two semester hours in fire science or fire protection.
CEU’s 3.2
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0137.pdf PDF 56 KB https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0137.pdf PDF 142KB
Training Specialist

Woody Stratton

Upcoming offerings

January 14 - 19, 2018 | February 18 - 23, 2018 | September 23 - 28, 2018 | View more

Course description

This six-day course will enable students to perform a plan review to evaluate the suitability of the fire sprinkler, pump, and standpipe plans and calculations in accordance with nationally recognized standards for design and installation. Course content covers fire protection standards, plan reading, water supplies, building envelope features, fire protection hydraulics mathematics, fire pumps, sprinkler systems, and standpipe systems.

Selection criteria

Anyone responsible for the review and/or approval of building and fire/life safety design in the regulatory process. This includes building officials, fire marshals, fire inspectors, plan examiners and fire prevention officers. Preference will be given to applicants who have previously attended National Fire Academy’s “Plans Review for Fire and Life Safety" (R0393).

Note: Local jurisdictions are encouraged to submit applications for both their fire and building officials to attend the course together if both meet the selection criteria. Priority selection will be given for up to five pairs of such officials per course offering. Applications must be submitted together, be approved, and be signed by the head of the sponsoring organizations, with a cover letter indicating that they are applying as a team.


1. Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

2. Working knowledge and understanding of prescriptive codes and fundamental understanding of fire behavior.

3. Three or more years of experience in either a code enforcement or fire safety inspection function.

4. Students in the fire service should not have less than three years’ experience in either a code enforcement or fire safety inspection/plan review function.

5. Allied professionals should possess an associate degree in engineering, architecture, building design, or risk management from an accredited college.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
January 14 - 19, 2018 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 18 - 23, 2018 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 23 - 28, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None