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2021 SFPE PE Exam Review Course

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All live sessions are recorded and provided to the attendees in the course. If you are unable to watch the live session, you will be able to go back and watch the recorded sessions up to 1 month after the last session. Once you complete all of the course content, survey, and quiz, the portal will provide your PDH certificate.

The online PE exam review course is an excellent preparation tool to prepare you for the Fire Protection Engineering PE Exam.

2020 marked the first year the PE Fire Protection Exam moves to Computer-Based Testing (CBT) format. With this change in format, this course has been revised to meet the current NCEES exam specifications and format. Registering for this program will give you access to our 15 live, 1.5-hour sessions from anywhere. Each session is taught by one of our 12 subject matter experts, using web conferencing technology and supported through SFPE's eLearning portal, which will allow you the opportunity to ask questions as they arise throughout each session. Following the 15 live sessions, you will have access to weekly office hours the five (5) weeks leading up to the exam date. This effective educational online prep course will help you organize and navigate through the reference materials and allow for maximum retention.

Who Should Attend

Anyone preparing for the PE Exam, or anyone needing a refresher, including existing engineers, fire marshals, and loss control specialists: participants will come away with an understanding of the principles of fire protection engineering, and even if you are not taking the exam, this year, but want to assess your readiness for a future exam, this online PE exam prep course will provide you with a fundamental understanding of the principles of fire protection engineering.


  • Exam Preparation & Exam Taking Strategies
  • Fire Protection Analysis
  • Fire Protection Management
  • Human Behavior
  • Fire Dynamics
  • Fire Protection System
  • Smoke Management
  • Explosion Protection
  • Passive Building Systems

Enrollment Includes
  • Participation in either the Tuesday and/or Thursday session
  • Two hours of access to instructors outside class hours
  • Electronic copies of the online PE exam prep training slides 
  • Practice Problems for each topic


The full 20-week schedule starts June 1 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday until the week of September 9. From September 13- October 11, there will be a single weekly office hour until the week of the exam.

All Tuesday sessions are from 2:30-4:00pm ET 
All Thursday session run from 6:30-8:00pm ET
Recordings of both Tuesday and Thursday sessions will be uploaded to this course within 24 hours of the live session. 

*You have the flexibility to attend the Tuesday and/or Thursday session each week.

The schedule for the 2021 SFPE PE Exam Review Course is as follows:

Week 1 -  June 1/June 3 Introduction to the course,
overview of course materials,
setting a study roadmap
Week 2 - June 8 / June 10 Fire Protection Analysis - Types
Week 3 - June 15/June 17 Applying Information for Analysis
Week 4 - June 22/June 24 Fire Dynamics
Week 5 - June 29/July 1 Fire Dynamics
Week 6 - July 6/July 8 Smoke Control
Week 7 - July 13/July 15 Passive
Week 8 - July 20/July 22 Human Behavior
Week 9 - July 27/July 29 Means of Egress
Week 10 - August 3/August 5 Detection & Alarm
Week 11 - August 10/August 12 Water-Based Systems - Water Supply
Week 12 - August 17/August 19 Water-Based Systems - Suppression Systems
Week 13 - August 24/August 26 Special Hazards Systems 
Week 14 - August 31/September 2 Explosion Protection
Week 15 - September 7/September 9 Course Wrap-up
Week of September 13 Office Hours - General
Week of September 20 Office Hours -
Fire Dynamics/Smoke Control
Week of September 27 Office Hours -
Passive/Human Behavior/Means of Egress
Week of October 4 Office Hours -
Detection & Alarm/Water-Based Systems
Week of October 11 Office Hours -
Special Hazard Systems/Explosion Protection
The time and date for office hours have not been established yet. A poll will be provided to attendees during the first week of class to determine the best time/day for the office hour. 

*Not an SFPE member? Join today to receive a discount on the PE Exam Review course and all future SFPE Seminars