Fire Service Plans Examiner I

Course Hours: 40.0 Hours

Course Description

This course will assist the student in verifying that construction documents comply with applicable building, fire, and life safety codes for fire protection and life safety requirements.

Topics addressed in this course include:
Role of the Plans Examiner
Writing reports, keeping records, and legal proceedings
Codes and Standards
Construction Types
Occupancy Types
The Plan Review and Permit Process
Introduction to Architecture and Construction Print Reading
Reading Site Plans
Reading Floor Plans 
Occupant Loads and Means of Egress
Fire Protection Systems Requirements
Fire Alarm and Detection Systems


Current certification as an NPQ or State of Georgia Fire Inspector I OR successful completion of both 1) Basic Principles and Practices of Fire Inspections and 2) Life Safety Code prior to registration for this course.

Letter of recommendation from the Fire Chief or designee stating the registered student will be responsible for conducting fire service plans examinations for their organization.  

A copy of the fire inspector certification or student transcript showing completion of the Basic Principles and Practices of Fire Inspections and Life Safety Code courses are to be emailed to the course coordinator ([email protected])  at the time of registration.

Who Should Attend

Individuals assigned the responsibility of verifying code compliance through construction documentation and plans examination.  

Special Notes

This course is a Coordinator Managed course.  All applicants will be placed on a wait list pending verification of prerequisites.  Applicants who do not meet the prerequisites will be disqualified and must reapply for a future offering.  The course coordinator will provide information regarding course text books and additional materials needed via email once students have been accepted into the course.

Students will need to bring the following textbooks:

ICC International Fire Code, 2018 Edition          ISBN: 978-1-60983-739-6

NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, 2018 Edition          ISBN: 978-1-4559-1683-2

IFSTA Plans Examiner for Fire and Emergency Services, 2nd Edition and Blueprints

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
04/04/2022 04/08/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAA22140 Register
08/22/2022 08/26/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/03/2022 10/07/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon