Fire Inspection Principles I N0390

Curriculum: Fire Protection: Technical
Training Specialist

Keith Heckler

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

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 225KB
Welcome Letter and Pre-course Assignment Information PDF 90KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

  • Individuals with at least one year’s 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


Student comments

Up-to-date information on decisions and changes to the fire code.