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Plans Examiner I (NFPA 1031)

FPE100  - 40.00 Hours


Start Date

End Date


Class Number

3/2/15 3/6/15 College Station, TX USA FP FPE100 6 enroll  

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start,
please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.


This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required for certification to Plans Examiner I as described in Chapter 7, “Plan Examiner I” of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner (2009 edition). The course covers the basics of plans administration and plans review.

Participants who successfully complete the course and pass the required certification and skills test will receive a National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) national certification. The course can also be used for Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) certification.


Students must successfully complete 132+ hour Inspector I and II: Sessions 1 & 2 and the 40 hour Plan Examiner to be eligible to take the TCFP Exam for Inspector.


  • Role of the Plans Examiner
  • Plans Review Process
  • Codes and Standards
  • Plan Sets
  • Site, Plot, Utility & Landscape Plans
  • Architectural Plans
  • Structural Plans
  • Mechanical Plans
  • Electrical Plans
  • Fire Protection System Plans
  • Other Fire Protection Related Plans Reviews
  • Alternative Design Methods
  • Renovations & Tenant Imnprovements


For personnel in

  • Department of Defense (DoD) Fire Departments
  • Municipal Fire Departments
  • Volunteer Fire Departments
  • building inspectors
  • general contractors
  • other disciplines who desire to become a certified Plans Examiner I.


All students are required to bring to class:

  • 7th Edition of IFSTA, Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement manual
  • 1st Edition of the Plans Examiner for Fire & Emergency Services manual
  • A copy of local fire and building codes
  • Any fire inspection policies and procedures.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • PPE Level 1 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual. All students are required to follow this manual at all times.
  • Wear regular station duty wear for fire field activities
  • Wear office attire for classroom sessions
  • You may not wear to any class or field activity:
    • shorts
    • sleeveless shirts
    • open-toed shoes

Education Credits

Pro Board

3.60 CEU

Contact Information

Harvie Cheshire

Phone: (866)878-8900

Other Information


  • Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Level: 1
  • Students should bring the same type of clothing as worn on normal duty
  • Bunker gear that is NFPA 1971 compliant

TEEX Student Safety Manual

All students are required to follow TEEX Student Safety Manual at all times.


Registration late fee

A late fee of $50.00 will be assessed to payments made after the registration deadline for the Annual Municipal School classes.

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