CFPE Online Learning Path Primer

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  • Description

    Place yourself on the path to certification and professional advancement with the new NFPA® online training to become a Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE).

    Introducing the most comprehensive web-based training from the experts at NFPA: The CFPE Learning Path.

    Get the training you need to expand your knowledge and take the first step towards new opportunities to grow your career. The CFPE Learning Path Primer is your gateway to preparing for the rigorous CFPE certification program.

    This program provides unlimited online access to content for an entire year, giving you a convenient way to study when it works for your busy schedule. The training is created with material from:

    • NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, 2014 edition
    • NFPA 1, Fire Code, 2018 edition
    • NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016 edition
    • NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®, 2016 edition
    • NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, 2018 edition
    • IFSTA's Plans Examiner for Fire and Emergency Services, 2nd edition

    This training features expert videos, a sandbox practice area, and a capstone program that allows you to apply what you've learned through scenario-based exercises. Each module contains knowledge checks, quizzes, and end-of-module assessments that check your understanding of the content. Plus:

    • An introduction providing information about the certification program eligibility requirements with a review of the tasks and responsibilities of a typical plan examiner.
    • A bundle of interactive, online courses based on the CFPE exam blueprint with content designed to prepare candidates to meet the latest requirements found in Chapter 7 of NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner.
    • Sandbox practice area to help evaluate candidates’ ability to recall content and navigate the codes
    • A capstone summary module to help candidates apply the knowledge they have gained along the CFPE Learning Path
    • A robust practice exam offering the flexibility to experience simulated test questions in a variety of ways to prepare for the exam, including short practice tests, topic-based practice tests, and a full-length timed exam to simulate sitting for the actual CFPE exam

    Prepare for the CFPE Certification Program YOUR way

    The CFPE Learning Path is designed to allow you to create and adjust your study schedule so you can work through content at your own pace.

    The Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) Certification Exam is a four-hour open-book exam, containing 100 multiple-choice questions. It is available as a computer-based exam at approved testing centers around the world or as a written proctored exam in conjunction with the CFPE Classroom Training. Candidates may bring only published hardcopy books to the exam. When you purchase a Learning Path, a Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) Certification–Book Bundle is available at a discounted rate and includes:

    • NFPA 1, Fire Code
    • NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems
    • NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®
    • NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®

    Give yourself and your institution a competitive edge by earning your Certified Fire Plan Examiner certification.

    Be prepared to take your business and career to the next level with the CFPE Learning Path based on the most recent CFPE exam blueprint. Get started today!

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone planning to take the CFPE certification examination, as well as engineers and designers, fire service professionals, code officials, plan reviewers, AHJs, municipal inspectors, insurance professionals, and others expected to maintain this certification as part of their employment requirements.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this course and qualify for 0.8 CEUs. Completion of each individual course qualifies you for between 0.1 and 0.15 CEUs.
    Upon successful completion of all courses, participants will be prompted to download the CEU Certificate of Completion directly from the course site. (Note: CEUs and Certificate are only awarded upon completion of all courses.)

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

     

    Group Training:
    For more information or to receive a price quote for NFPA group training,
    please call 877-336-3280 or e-mail: grouptraining@nfpa.org.

  • Certification Learning Paths

    Whether for your personal growth or for the growth of your entire organization, NFPA® Learning Paths can help plot a successful journey to advanced certifications. This new series of web-based training is specifically designed to help you feel confident in the subject matter of the certification exam. The training process is delivered conveniently and remotely online so you can get it all done on your own terms, at your own pace.

    Current online training Learning Paths:

    • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) Learning Path
      The CFPS Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with the Fire Protection Handbook®. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, 20th edition, to the exam. If you do not already own the Fire Protection Handbook, it is available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.
    • Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) Learning Path
      The CFPE Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with NFPA 1, Fire Code, 2018 edition; NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2016 edition; NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®, 2016 edition; and NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, 2018 edition. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the books to the exam. If you do not already own them, they are available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.
    • Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I) Learning Path

      The CFI-I Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with the 2015 and 2018 NFPA code sets which include: NFPA 1, Fire Code, (2015 or 2018 edition); NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, (2013 or 2016 edition); NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, (2014 or 2017 edition); NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code,® (2013 or 2016 edition); and NFPA 101,® Life Safety Code,® (2015 or 2018 edition). Candidates are encouraged to check with their jurisdiction to verify which code set is appropriate.The Certification Exam is applicable to either the 2015 or the 2018 code set. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the books to the exam. If you do not already own them, they are available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.

  • Introduction to CFPE Online Training

    The Introduction to Certified Fire Plan Examiner Online Training lays out all the details of the how and what to do to in preparing to achieve the Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) certification.

    The course outlines the scope of the CFPE program and eligibility requirements. This is ideal for anyone who is considering the certification and would like an understanding of eveyrhting that the program entails. It explains the job responsibilities and requirements of a CFPE. It also delves into the intricacies of NFPA 1 as they relate to the responsibilities of someone who is aiming to become a CFPE.

    The CFPE Learning Path is a crucial component to becoming a Certified Fire Plan Examiner. In this course you'll learn about the certification process, eligibility requirements, and the way this learning path can help you. In addition, this online training will help you become familiar with the daily tasks and responsibilities of a CFPE, as well as the difference between completing the certification process and having requisite on-the-job knowledge and skills.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Describe the CFPE program and eligibility requirements
    • Describe daily tasks and responsibilities as a CFPE
    • Describe the general scope and structure of the CFPE Handbook, and requisite code documents and standards
    • Find code requirements when given information relating to CFPE requisite knowledge and skills
    • Using NFPA 1, describe the:
      • policies and procedures of the jurisdiction regarding the communication of discrepancies
      • format of codes and standards adopted by the jurisdiction
      • appeals process of the jurisdiction
      • interrelationship of the codes and standards adopted by the jurisdiction
      • procedures used by the organizations responsible for promulgating the codes and standards adopted by the jurisdiction for code interpretations and initiating code changes
    • Explain the difference between having requisite on-the-job knowledge and passing the exam
  • CFPE Prep Series

    CFPE Prep Series

    • CFPE Introduction to the Code
    • CFPE General Knowledge
    • CFPE Site Plan Review
    • CFPE Building Plan Review
    • CFPE Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems Review
  • CFPE Sandbox Online Training

    People who take CFPE Sandbox Online Training will be able to engage in several activities to increase their fluency with CFPE Learning Path content. For example, participants will be prompted to review code topics in separate sections with references from NFPA 72®, NFPA 101®, NFPA 1, and NFPA 13 and then be asked to answer practice questions applying their code knowledge. Feedback will be given at the end of each practice section so you can evaluate your strengths and weaknesses in that area. If you feel you need more practice, start that section's topic again or refer to the portion of the code you need to study.

    You should take this course not only for the practice aspect of applying your code knowledge, but also to identify areas you may need to improve upon.

    The CFPE Sandbox Online Training was designed specifically to allow you to practice code application, an essential skill in taking the CFPE certification exam.

  • CFPE Capstone Training

    The CFPE Learning Path Capstone Online Training is designed to help partcipants practice and internalize what has been learned. The exercise of applying learned knowledge and skills provides context for helping to achieve rote memorization. The CFPE capstone offers three scenarios at an arcade construction site and includes site plan review, building plan review, and fire protection plan review. Using a magnifying glass, you'll study a site plan set example to apply the skills and knowledge you've learned from your personal studies and the CFPE Learning Path and answer questions usually asked during each review.

  • CFPE Practice Exam

    The CFPE Practice Exam is a robust practice exam which offers the flexibility to experience test questions in a variety of ways to prepare for the exam, including short practice tests, topic-based practice tests, and a full-length timed exam to simulate sitting for the actual Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) exam.

    Test your knowledge and readiness for the CFPE exam with the flexible new practice test format from NFPA.

    For professionals ranging from code officials, safety consultants, and facility managers, the CFPE is an essential credential verifying your proficiency in conducting and completing plan reviews, developing related reports, and documenting compliance with legally adopted codes and standards in your jurisdiction. The CFPE Practice Exam gives you a robust test preparation program that lets you experience questions in a variety of ways.

    You get 365 days of unlimited access to:

    • Practice tests offering 15 to 20 randomized questions with the option of choosing content covering all subject areas or focused on the domains where you need to improve. With more than 300 questions in the pool, you may never see the same one twice!
    • When taking the practice exam, you will receive feedback indicating if you answered each question correctly or incorrectly, along with the content domain from which the question was pulled. The feedback after does not include full explanations of why an answer is correct or incorrect, but the code and reference used for each question are provided. This practice exam is appropriate for both the 2015 NFPA code set and the 2018 NFPA code set.

    The online CFPE Practice Exam is a powerful tool for helping prep for the exam.

    The robust CFPE practice program provides a blend of retired questions as well as newly written questions meeting the precise specifications of the CFPE exam. Results are broken out by domain to assist in gauging your potential strengths and weaknesses in subject categories so you can tailor your course of study and strategy for success. A special bonus feature offers three expert tip videos that benefit you in studying and preparing for your certification.

    Be proactive in your preparation to pass the CFPE exam to demonstrate credibility and competency in your field.

    The CFPE Practice Exam is an essential part of the Certified Fire Plan Examiner Learning Path Online Training, offering a variety of tools and opportunities to help improve your knowledge of the structure and substance of CFPE content and preparedness to sit for the exam. Sign up for the Practice Exam and explore additional training options, including cost-effective training product bundles from NFPA.

    An invaluable offering of the NFPA Learning Path, practice exams give you firsthand experience for your certification preparation.

  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training

    Terms:

    • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
    • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 180 days.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.

    Specifications:

    • For optimal online course performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.

     

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