FPE100 – 40.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge 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. The course covers the basics of plans administration and plans review.

Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing. In addition, participants can apply for certification through State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).


Pro Board Certification Requirements  

There are no Pro Board certification prerequisites for this course.

SFFMA Certification Requirements 

Participants that successfully complete this course, can submit their TEEX certificate of completion, along with SFFMA certification application, to the SFFMA office for processing. Participants are required to have Inspector I, Inspector II, and Plans Examiner for SFFMA certification.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire

For classroom activities, students must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/ long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts). It is preferred that participants wear duty uniform or business casual dress.

Pro Board Certification Testing

Participants are required to provide a photo ID at time of Pro Board testing.

Participants Must Provide

  • Textbook: IFSTA Plans Examiner for Fire & Emergency Services (2nd edition)
  • NFPA 101, Life Safety Code, 2015 edition
  • Architects and Engineers Scales
  • Basic Calculator (independent of your phone)

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion and to sit for the Pro Board certification exam. 


  • 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 Improvements

Suggested Audience

  • Department of Defense (DoD) Fire Departments
  • Municipal Fire Departments
  • Building inspectors
  • General contractors

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Pro Board
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

Annual Fire Training School Information

If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements

Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. If you are using a Purchase Order (including H.B. 2604 voucher) please place the number in the PO field for payment. Please know we must have a copy of the PO or voucher within 48 hours of your registration or you will be canceled out of the class.

Annual Fire Training School Late Registration

The full rate will be applied after the early-bird registration deadline.

Annual Fire Training School Contact Information

If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email annualschool@teex.tamu.edu.

Contact Information

Sean Fay

Training Manager
Phone: (979) 321-6215
Email: Sean.Fay@teex.tamu.edu


TEEX Policies
TEEX Participant Handbook

Participants are required to follow the guidelines in the ESTI Student Safety Manual.

Pro Board testing policies, including ADA accommodations.

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