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2022 Principles and Practice of Engineering Fire Protection Exam Review Course

The full 20-week live online course starts on May 31, 2022 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday until the week of September 13, 2022. All Tuesday sessions are from 2:30 - 4:00 pm EDT and All Thursday sessions run from 6:30 - 8:00 pm EDT. All sessions are recorded and you have the flexibility to attend the Tuesday and/or Thursday session each week.


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

PE Fire Protection Exam moved to Computer-Based Testing (CBT) format in 2020. 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 16 live, 1.5-hour sessions. 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 16 live sessions, you will have access to weekly office hours the four (4) 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.

Targeted Audience:

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.

Course Topics:

  • 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
Course Schedule:
The full 20-week schedule starts May 31 st and runs every Tuesday and Thursday until the week of September 13. From September 19 to October 14, there will be a single weekly office hour until the week of the exam.

All Tuesday sessions are from 2:30 - 4:00 pm EDT
All Thursday sessions run from 6:30 - 8:00 pm EDT

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 sessions each week. 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 schedule for the 2022 SFPE PE Exam Review Course is as follows:
Week 1
May 31 / June 2
Introduction to the course, an overview of course materials, setting a study roadmap
Week 2
June 7 / June 9
Fire Protection Analysis
Week 3
June 14 / June 16
Fire Hazard Analysis
Week 4
June 21 / June 23
Fire Dynamics
Week 5
June 28 / June 30
Fire Dynamics
Week 6
July 5 / July 7
Smoke Control
Week 7
July 12 / July 14
Passive Building Systems
Week 8
July 19 / July 21
Human Behavior
Week 9
July 26 / July 28
Means of Egress
Week 10
August 2 / August 4
Mid-point Review
Week 11
August 9 / August 11
Detection & Alarm
Week 12
August 16 / August 18
Water-Based Systems - Water Supply
Week 13
August 23 / August 25
Water-Based Systems - Suppression Systems
Week 14
August 30 / September 1
Special Hazards Systems
Week 15
September 6 / September 8
Explosion Protection
Week 16
September 13 / September 15
Course Wrap-up and Final Review
Week of September 19 Office Hours - Fire Dynamics/Smoke Control
Week of September 26 Office Hours - Passive/Human Behavior/Means of Egress
Week of October 3 Office Hours - Detection & Alarm/Water-Based Systems
Week of October 10 Office Hours - Special Hazard Systems/Explosion Protection

2022 PE Exam Date: October 17 -

The time and date for office hours have not been established yet. A poll will be provided to attendees to determine the best time/day for the office hour.

Recommended Course Materials:

Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Examination in Fire Protection Engineering (Sixth Edition) – Study Guide/Reference Manual. The study guide presents a technical overview of all subjects in the NCEES exam specifications, including sample exercises, problems, and concepts that are equivalent in length/difficulty to what may be encountered on the actual exam. The study guide includes technical content, references, and corresponding answers.
SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering (Fifth Edition) This three-volume handbook covers fire protection fundamentals, fire dynamics, hazard calculations, fire risk analysis, modeling, and more. Includes over 1,800 figures and step-by-step equations.
For ordering information go to:

Stephen Dale, Mark Aaby, Adam Barowy, Merton Bunker, Timothy Carman, Derek Duval, Christina Francis, Louis Guerrazzi, Paul Hart, Bryan Hoskins, Dan Lampke, Jeremy Lebowitz, Scott Rockwell

Course Assessment:

Participants will be assessed via a written test upon completion of the course. A passing score of 70% is required for completion.

Professional Development Hours:
Participants will receive 24 PDH Credits and a Certificate of Completion will be awarded after completing all of the course content, survey, and quiz.

SFPE Members: $1,795.00
SFPE Non-members: 2,095.00*

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

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