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Fire Inspection Principles I R0390

Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical
Training Specialist

Keith Heckler

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science.

This six-day course introduces the student to the fundamental methodology for application of fire and life safety codes and standards. Although it contains many of the basic principles of code enforcement, more experienced code inspectors and officials might find it useful as a review of essential methodologies and as a useful update to current code enforcement applications.

It is not the intent of this course to present specific code requirements, however this course focuses more on the methodology of the use of these requirements.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 451KB
Welcome Letter and Precourse Assignment PDF 90KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

  • Individuals with at least six months experience whose primary duties are those of a full-time code enforcement inspector/officer.
  • Individuals who have the responsibility to train personnel involved in full-time code enforcement activities.

Note: Special consideration will be given to individuals and departments starting new fire prevention bureaus or preparing an individual as an instructor for a code enforcement training program within their department.


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


Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
Apply May 9 - 14, 2021 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply June 6 - 11, 2021 Immediate vacancy Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 13 - 18, 2021 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 22 - 27, 2021 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 17 - 22, 2021 Apply on 4/15/2021 - 6/15/2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 16 - 21, 2022 Apply on 4/15/2021 - 6/15/2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

This course does a good job explaining the fundamentals of fire inspections and code research.