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Fire Inspection Principles I O0390

Please Note: This course is scheduled and delivered through your State's Fire Training Agency. Please contact your State Fire Training Agency for more information.
Curriculum: Fire Prevention: Technical
Training Specialist

Keith Heckler

Delivery type
6-day off-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
There is not an American Council on Education credit recommendation for this course.

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.

Selection criteria


  • Individuals with at least six months experience whose primary duties are those of a full-time code enforcement inspector/officer.
  • Municipal fire department instructors or senior inspectors who have the responsibility to train their personnel involved in full-time code enforcement activities.
  • Suppression Company Officers responsible for in-service fire code enforcement.
  • Fire investigation personnel involved in post-fire code studies and analysis.

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.


Recommended: Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online.

Pre-course work available through NFA Online:

  • Q0751 - Principles of Building Construction.
  • Q0368 - Introduction to Fire Behavior in a Single-Family Swelling.

Post-course requirements