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National Fire Protection Association

FIRE INSPECTOR II
Candidate Handbook

NFPA Certification Department One Batterymarch Park Quincy, MA 02169 617-984-7497 617-984-7127 (fax) www.nfpa.org/certification

CFI-II Program Overview


* Program Duration - Total length of the program is 10 months 4 months to sign up for the exam and 6 months to complete the practicum Program Fees - $300 for the exam. Reference set #1 is $90 - the reference set includes: NFPA 1, 2009; NFPA 13, 2007; NFPA 25, 2008; NFPA 72, 2007; and NFPA 101, 2009. . Reference set #2 is $30 and includes: NFPA 24, 2007; and NFPA 220, 2009 Payment - Payment must be received before the exam is taken. We accept credit cards and checks. Make checks payable to NFPA and sent to the mailing address listed above. Exam Scheduling - You have 4 months from entering the program to take the exam. We require 3 weeks notice to schedule the exam. You must send in the Exam Scheduling Form (located in Applications and Forms) which indicates the date you are taking the exam, the proctor information with a street mailing address for UPS delivery, and your information at least 3 weeks prior to your test date. You can mail or fax in your Exam Scheduling Form. Exam the exam is a four-hour open-book, 100 question, multiple-choice written exam. You can only bring in the reference set listed above into the exam. Exam Results You will receive your exam results by mail approximately two weeks after your test date. Exam Results will NOT be given over the phone. Practicum Phase once you have taken the exam and PASSED, the practicum portion of the program must be completed. The directions for the Practicum Phase are located in the Fire Inspector II Candidate Handbook starting on page 8. The forms for the Practicum Submittal Package are located in the Applications and Forms section of the Candidate Handbook. You must complete three inspections Life Safety, Fire Protection Systems, and Hazardous Process and Materials. Your submittal package needs to include: The Supervisory Attestment Form, a Practicum Submittal Checklist for each inspection, and a detailed inspection report which includes all the items listed on page 9. Note you must complete one proposed code change using the Form for Proposals. Once you send in your complete practicum package your certificate will be issued. Retest if you fail the exam you have 90 days to retest. The retest application is in Applications and Forms section. The cost of the retest is $75. Recertification Once you have been certified, you must recertify every 3 years. The form is available online. The NFPA Certification Department will mail you a reminder approximately 3 months prior to your recertification date. You must earn continuing education credit points within the three year timeframe from the date your certificate was issued to the date the certificate expires. The fee for recertification is $130. Forms All forms for the CFI-II program are in the Applications and Forms of your Candidate Handbook, or you can go to the website at www.nfpa.org/certification and go the Fire Inspector II program page.

CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR FIRE INSPECTOR II

CANDIDATE HANDBOOK FOR CERTIFIED FIRE INSPECTOR II

About NFPA The Certification Program Program Requirements The Examination Exam Preparation/Reference Materials The Practicum Phase Recertification Transfer from other CFI-II programs Appendices
I II III IV Applications and Forms NFPA 1031 Requirements Sample Code Research Problem Sample Questions and Answer Key

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NFPA
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1896 and having today more than 75,000 members. The mission of NFPA is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life. NFPA activities generally fall into two broad, interrelated areas: technical and educational. NFPAs technical activity involves development, publication, and dissemination of more than 300 timely consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. NFPA codes and standards are developed by nearly 250 technical committees, each of which represents a balance of affected interests. More than 7,000 representatives serve voluntarily on NFPA committees. NFPA codes and standards, which are developed under the approved process of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), are widely used as a basis of legislation and regulation at all levels of government. In some way, virtually every building, process, service, design, and installation in society today is affected by codes and standards developed through NFPAs system. NFPAs educational activities are focused on motivating and enabling the public to be safer. Fire Prevention Week, which NFPA has sponsored for over 80 years, represents the association's largest annual public safety campaign. The newest addition to NFPAs public education product line is Risk Watch, a comprehensive school-based injury prevention curriculum that teaches children and their families how to protect themselves from unintentional injuries. NFPAs Center for High-Risk Outreach develops safety programs to reduce deaths and injuries, primarily from fires, burns, and falls, among high-risk populations: the very young, older adults, and the impoverished. The award-winning Sparky the Fire Dog website entertains and teaches kids about fire safety.

Fire Inspector Certification Program


The overall mission of NFPAs certification program is to enhance human and organizational performance as related to the use and application of NFPA codes and standards. The goals of the certification program are to: Enhance professionalism within the fire inspection community Ensure a uniform, fair process for certification that is accessible to everyone who is eligible Ensure proficiency in the use of codes and standards Facilitate success for those seeking certification Promote professional development through continuous learning Recognize and provide evidence of competence as related to NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner

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Program History
The NFPA Fire Inspector Certification Program was created in response to repeated requests by local entities, state agencies, and national organizations for certification programs founded on the NFPA 1031 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, and other applicable NFPA codes and standards. These requests suggested that NFPA be the main catalyst and ultimate certifying body for such programs. In late 1996, an independent organization conducted research that validated this need. The current Fire Inspector I Certification Program has been operational since 1998. In response to further requests, NFPA has also developed this Fire Inspector II Certification program as well as the Fire Plan Examiner Certification program. The benefits of the Certified Fire Inspector II program include: Certification by NFPA, the most recognized international organization in the fire service industry Listing on the NFPA web-site Certification Directory as a Certified Fire Inspector II International recognition CFI- II certificate CFI-II wallet card CFI-II lapel pin

Program Requirements
Program Entry Requirements The application can be found in Appendix I. CFI-II application forms are also available from the NFPA Certification web page at www.nfpa.org/certification or by contacting the NFPA Certification Department at (617) 984 - 7497. Transfer Applications A special application for those interested in transferring from other CFI-II programs into the NFPA CFI-II Program can be found in Appendix I.
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The attainment of a high school diploma or equivalent NFPA certification as Fire Inspector I

CERTIFICATION PROGRAM FOR FIRE INSPECTOR II

Program Fees The fee for certifying directly through NFPA is $300 USD. Taking the Written Examination a second time requires an additional $75 USD retest fee. Agencies who partner with NFPA to sponsor the Certified Fire Inspector II Program will assess and collect their own fees. If you are applying through one of these Partnering Agencies, please contact the Agency directly to determine their fee schedule. A list of Partnering Agencies can be found in Appendix I or on the NFPA Certification web page at www.nfpa.org/certification Application Acceptance An application is accepted only when both of these requirements are met: All required information is provided The fee is enclosed You will have to take and pass a Written Examination within 4 months of entering the CFI-II Program. You are allowed an additional 90 days if you need to retake the Written Examination. Applicants who pass the Written Examination must complete a Practicum Phase within 6 months of the examination.

Once Accepted

Complete the CFI-II Program by submitting practicum verification forms to NFPA within 6 months of passing the examination. In the case of those working with a Partnering Agency, please submit practicum verification forms to the Program Administrator.

The Examination
The four-hour, open book, 100-question, multiple-choice Written Examination is designed to evaluate the applicants knowledge of fire inspection principles and code application skills at the level of Fire Inspector II (as defined in NFPA 1031). During the Written Examination, applicants will be expected to interpret and apply coderelated material in response to the test questions. The Written Examination can be taken in one of two ways: As directed by the NFPA Program Administrator via an NFPA approved proctor; usually at a university or collegetesting center (where a fee may be charged, for which the applicant is responsible) or under the direction of the Program Administrator of a Partnering Agency. The Program Administrator or proctor should be consulted for Written Examination scheduling. The Written Examination must be taken within 4 months of entering the CFI-II Program. The Written Examination will be evaluated and the results communicated to the applicant or Partnering Agency Program Administrator. Applicants, who successfully pass the Written Examination, will then enter the Practicum Phase. Applicants, who do not pass the Written Examination, have 90 days from notification to submit a retest exam request, a $75.00 retest fee, and retake the exam.

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EXAM PREPARATION/REFERENCE MATERIALS


The Fire Inspector II Written Examination is a four-hour open-book exam. Remember, it is your responsibility to obtain materials you will need for study purposes and to have present during the Written Examination. Important Note: A number of the CFI-II examination questions are general knowledge items and require the examinee to recall the correct answer. These questions were developed from the IFSTA Fire Inspection & Code Enforcement Manual, 7th Edition, which is not permitted at the examination. The following list contains the resources to be used in preparing for and to be used during the Written Examination. NFPA 1, 2009 Edition NFPA 13, 2007 Edition NFPA 24, 2007 Edition NFPA 25, 2008 Edition NFPA 72, 2007 Edition NFPA 101, 2009 Edition NFPA 220, 2009 Edition Fire Code Installation of Sprinkler Systems Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems National Fire Alarm Code Life Safety Code Standard on Types of Building Construction

Reference Sets
The individual NFPA CFI-II reference materials have been conveniently packaged into 2 reference sets at a special price. Please refer to the CFI-II Application form to order references. Set One* NFPA 1, 2009 Ed. NFPA 72, 2007 Ed. Set Two NFPA 24, 2007 Ed. NFPA 220, 2009 Ed. NFPA 13, 2007 Ed. NFPA 101, 2009 Ed. NFPA 25, 2008 Ed.

Note: * Set One are the same references that are used for the CFI-I Program.
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The NFPA Fire Inspector II Written Examination is based on the job performance requirements for the Fire Inspector II level that are defined in Chapter 5 of NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualification for Fire Inspector and Plans Examiner, 2009 edition. (See Appendix II) Review the layout of the material that will be used as references during the Written Examination. It is not necessary to memorize the references, but it is important to know what information may be covered, and how to quickly locate that information. Look for tables in the reference materials that summarize requirements; this can save you time during the examination. Know the format of documents such as the Life Safety Code occupancy chapters. This will help you find specific information quickly during the examination. The Sample Code Research Problem (See Appendix III) guides the applicant through solving a problem by researching a code. The ability to look at a question or problem related to a code issue, identify the relevant code or standard, and then locate the correct answer is one of the most essential skills a Fire Inspector must develop. Try the activity on your own, and then look at the solution that is provided to see if you are on track. Follow the path through the codes until you can see how the problem was addressed and answered. During the written examination, understanding this process will help you to identify the issue, and use code documents to answer the questions. Appendix IV contains 25 sample questions to help you become familiar with similar types of questions found on the Written Examination. On the actual examination, you will have 4 hours to complete 100 questions. This is an average of 2.4 minutes per question. The answers to the sample questions can be found on the last page of Appendix IV. Begin preparing for the examination by reading the IFSTA Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement Manual, 7th Edition. As stated previously, it is very important that you read this book. Your chances for success in passing the exam will be greatly reduced if you do not study it. Next, begin reviewing the layout of the resource materials. For example, NFPA 1, Fire Code, covers all aspects of fire protection and prevention utilized in other NFPA codes and standards. Each NFPA document laid out in the same way and divided into similar sections, beginning with administration and definitions, followed by the specific requirements in the code. Additional Materials - Beyond the Codes In addition to the seven NFPA resources listed above, the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, 8th Edition, and NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, 20th Edition, are excellent resources for study and review. Sample Question and Analysis The following steps will assist in answering exam questions. Question - What is the occupant load factor used for determining the required means of egress for an existing business occupancy? (A) (B) (C) (D) 20 sq ft 50 sq ft 100 sq ft 200 sq ft (1.9 sq m) (4.6 sq m) (9.3 sq m) (18.6 sq m)

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Analyze the Question - This is an occupancy question. Find the right reference document Means of egress provisions and other occupancy questions are addressed by NFPA 101, Life Safety Code , 2009 edition. Annex D of NFPA 101 gives you a numerical listing of all NFPA codes and standards. The following suggestions, regulations, and procedures pertain to every applicant taking the Written Examination: You must have a valid photo ID at the test center. Bring three sharpened soft-lead (No. 2) pencils or mechanical pencils and a good eraser. Pencils and erasers will NOT be furnished at the center. You are permitted to use a calculator during the Written Examination. Only silent, handheld, battery-operated (programmable or non-programmable) calculators, without papertape printing capabilities, can be used. Calculator malfunction during a test does not constitute grounds for challenging test scores or requesting additional testing time. Bring a watch. You will not be permitted to continue the test beyond the established four-hour time limit. You should bring those NFPA reference materials that were identified in this handbook. All materials taken into the test center must be published and copyrighted and are subject to review by the test center proctor. No handwritten materials will be allowed. The IFSTA manual and the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual are not allowed at the examination. Electronic versions of the reference materials are not permitted to be used at the test site. Visitors are not permitted at the test center. You may do scratch work only in the margins of the test book. Scratch paper is not permitted. Do not write on, mark in or tab the pages of your reference code books during the examination. Doing so will be grounds for dismissal from the test site. If you wish to leave the room during the test, you must secure the proctors permission. Smoking, phones, and pagers are not permitted in the testing area. The NFPA shall have the right to revoke or invalidate any examination score with or without a finding of fault or misconduct if data forensic analysis or other credible evidence establishes a reasonable possibility that a score is not valid or the integrity or security of the exam was compromised. Examination Security: Failure to follow candidate instructions regarding examination security will result in your application being voided and forfeiture of your application fee. Conduct that results in violation of examination security or disrupts the administration of the examination could result in cancellation of your examination and dismissal from the testing center. In addition, your examination will be considered void and will not be scored. Examples of misconduct include, but are not limited to, the following: writing on anything other than the margins of your test booklet, looking at another candidate's examination, or talking with other candidates anytime during the entire examination period. You are particularly cautioned not to do so after you have completed the
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examination, as other candidates in the area might be taking a break and still not have completed the examination. You may not attend the examination only to review or audit test materials. You may not copy any portion of the examination for any reason. No examination information may leave the test room under any circumstances. This includes memorizing questions for distribution to any other person. No unauthorized persons will be admitted into the testing area. It is very important for you to note all examination content is strictly confidential. You may only communicate about the test, or questions on the test, using the appropriate forms provided within the examination delivery system. At no other time, before, during or after the examination, may you communicate orally, electronically or in writing with any person or entity about the content of the examination or individual examination questions.

The Practicum Phase

The objective of the practicum phase is to provide the Certified Fire Inspector II

candidate with an opportunity to demonstrate the application of the skills and knowledge that are used on the job through actual field inspections. Successful completion of the practicum is a requirement for certification. Applicants have 6 months from passing the written examination to complete and submit the practicum phase. The Certified Fire Inspector II practicum phase requires that the Fire Inspector II candidate complete three comprehensive inspections. Properties selected for the required inspections should be complex and provide multiple issues to address. Suggested properties include hardware stores, auto repair/auto body shops, and places of assembly, high schools, or hospitals. The candidate must complete the practicum inspections with separate properties used in each inspection. The practicum inspections are based on the requirements of Chapter 5 of NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, 2009 edition. Practicum Inspections Inspection 1: Life Safety Inspect a multi-use building for life safety compliance. During the inspection: identify the construction type of the building and separation walls, analyze the egress components provided in the building, evaluate the emergency planning and preparedness measures provided, determine the fire growth potential for the building and its contents, and calculate the occupant load for all spaces in the building. Inspection 2: Fire Protection Systems For this inspection the building must be provided with automatic sprinklers and at least one additional fire suppression system, such as a kitchen hood, CO2, ESFR, deluge, clean agent, dry chemical, or other similar systems. (Portable fire extinguishers do not satisfy this requirement.)
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Inspection 3: Hazardous Process and Materials Inspect a facility that has a process or operation that utilizes flammable or hazardous materials. During the inspection; evaluate the equipment, process and operations; verify the compliance of the storage, handling and use of the materials involved; and verify that the fire protection and suppression systems provided are operational and appropriate for the application. Inspection Notes: Candidates from jurisdictions without suitable properties should arrange to complete the required inspections in a jurisdiction with available locations. At least one of the properties included in the submittal package should be a building that is under construction or major renovation. The Practicum Submittal Package A Practicum Submittal Checklist (Appendix I) and a detailed inspection report must be completed for each of the practicum inspections. In addition, the submittal shall include the following items for each property: A. The name and a description of the property used for the practicum inspection. The descriptions should include the occupancy classification, building construction classification, fire protection systems provided, hazards associated with the property and the specific occupancy type, and the fire growth potential of the property. A job aid or checklist designed to assist in this inspection. A draft written procedure for inspections in each of the occupancy types included in the practicum exercise. Each procedure should include instructions for the use of the checklist developed for the inspection. A list of applicable codes, standards and local ordinances applicable for each inspection must be presented. Draft written correspondence to the property owner outlining the findings of the inspection. The submittal package must include a proposed code change (Appendix I, only one required per package) for one of the codes or standards identified in item D above. The proposed code change will be identified and the technical rationale for the change documented using the format required by the code development organization, i.e., a completed NFPA proposal form.

B. C.

D. E. F.

The completed package will be evaluated for technical accuracy by the candidates supervisor or mentor using the Supervisory Attestment Form (Appendix I) provided. The completed package, Practicum Submittal Checklist, and the Supervisory Attestment Form are then submitted to NFPA or the Program Partnering Agency for evaluation and credit. Once the audit is successfully completed, you will receive your certification by mail from NFPA.

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RECERTIFICATION
Once you have been certified as a Fire Inspector II, recertification every three years is mandatory. It is important that you begin accumulating the required points as soon as possible. The applicant must submit documented evidence of a total of 60 credit points from the following categories: Course certificates Letters of attestment from course sponsors College transcripts Letters from employers Other evidence as required

All training or instruction must be clearly related to the Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner field of practice. If college courses are declared for training hours, the same course cannot be taken twice within the 3-year period, and the applicant must convert credit hours to actual hours spent in the classroom. Minimum Points Fifteen (15) Zero (0) Zero (0) Zero (0) Zero (0) Zero (0) Maximum Points Sixty (60)

Category Training

Allotment One point per contact hour Two points per contact hour point per inspection Five points per article Ten points per book

Teaching Professional Practice Writing for Publication Writing for Publication

Forty-five (45) Thirty (30) Fifteen (15) Fifteen (15) Ten (10)

Association One point Membership per

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membership per year The fee for recertification is $130.00. For more information, please contact: NFPA Certification Department 1 Batterymarch Park Quincy, MA 02169 Telephone: (617) 984-7497

Website: www.nfpa.org/certification

TRANSFER APPLICATIONS
Transfer (Consideration for Acceptance) from a Certified Fire Inspector II program (recognized by NFPA) into the NFPA Certified Fire Inspector II Program. The CFI-II Transfer Requirements are: Meet CFI-II eligibility requirements Provide Proof of current certification in a recognized Certified Fire Inspector II program Complete and submit the CFI-II Transfer Application along with supporting eligibility documentation Submit CFI-II Application fee - $250.00

Transfer Applications for the CFI II Program are available in Appendix I or at www.nfpa.org/certification Forward the completed transfer application and supporting eligibility documentation and payment to the NFPA Certification department.

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I. APPLICATIONS & FORMS

CERTIFIED FIRE INSPECTOR II PROGRAM APPLICATION


Send completed application to:

NFPA Certification Department

1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169 (P) 617-984-7497 (F) 617-984-7127 Email: cfi@nfpa.org

For Internal Use Only Date Received: ___________________ Database: ______ Payment Rcvd: _____ Meets eligibility criteria: _____________

Web Page: www.nfpa.org/certification

TYPE OR PRINT ALL INFORMATION; INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED) APPLICANT NAME: _________________________________________ (As name will be printed on certificate)
BUSINESS INFORMATION: Business Name: ___________________________________________________ E-mail: ____________________________________________ Business Mailing Address:___________________________________________________________ City:________________________________ State:______________ Zip: _________________ Business Phone: _________________________

HOME INFORMATION: Home E-mail ___________________________________ Mailing Address:___________________________________________________________ City:________________________________ State:______________ Zip: _________________ Home Phone: __________________________

Please checkmark your response to the following.

I am currently an NFPA CFI-I.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

I, __________________________________, certify that all information contained in this application, is accurate and truthful, to the best of my knowledge, and that I am aware that any false entry will be considered sufficient cause for revocation of my certification at any time during the certification term. I agree to be bound by and to adhere to all written policies and procedures of the certification program to which I am herewith applying, and I understand that at any time during the term of certification any improper conduct on my behalf will result in my certification being revoked. I understand that the certification examination that I will take as prerequisite to certification is confidential and is protected by federal copyright and other intellectual property and trade secret laws. I understand and agree that I will strictly preserve the confidentiality of the examination and that I am prohibited from copying or distributing the examination or from transmitting information regarding examination questions or content in any form, written or oral, to any person or entity. I further understand that my failure to comply with this prohibition may result in my certification being permanently revoked and/or legal action being taken against me. I agree to accept the decision of the NFPA as to my eligibility for certification. I authorize verification of all information in this application. I also hereby release the NFPA and all of its agents, employees, officers, directors, heirs, and assigns from any liability arising whatsoever from or in connection with any action taken or decision made with regard to the awarding, suspension or revocation of my certification. I acknowledge and agree that the NFPA shall have the right to revoke or invalidate any examination score, with or without finding of fault or misconduct on my part, if data forensic analysis or other credible evidence establishes a reasonable possibility that a score is not valid or that the integrity or security of the examination was compromised.

Signature: _______________________________

Date: ________________________________

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Payment has been attached for the following (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY):

US $300 CFI-II Application Fee and CFI-II Written Examination Fee fee does not include reference material. US $ 90 CFI-I & II Reference Set includes NFPA 1, 2009 Ed; NFPA 13, 2007 Ed; NFPA 25, 2008 Ed; NFPA 72, 2007 Ed; and NFPA 101, 2009 Ed (This set is used for CFI-I and CFI-II) US $ 30 CFI-II Reference standards: NFPA 24, 2007 Ed; NFPA 220, 2009 Ed.

Total Amount Enclosed

$_________________

FORM OF PAYMENT
Check. (Please make checks payable to NFPA Certification Department) Credit Card: MasterCard VISA Discover American Express Credit Card # :_________________________________________Card Exp. Date:_________________________
Name on Card: _____ Signature:

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CFI-II EXAMINATION SCHEDULING FORM

INDIVIDUAL APPLICANT USE


Date of Request: Exam Date: Test Site: (Name) (Address) Proctors Name: Please provide physical mailing address for UPS shipment of exams. (No P.O. Box) Proctors Phone Number: Proctors Fax Number: Proctors Email Address:

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Exam deliveries must be signed for.

Please allow at least three weeks from date of exam request and exam date. The Proctor Agreement will be *faxed to proctor within 72 hours of exam request. If Proctor Agreement is not received, please contact the NFPA Certification Department. The Written Examinations will be shipped by SMT to the Proctor approximately 48 hours prior to the scheduled exam. If the Written Examinations have not been received within this timeframe, please contact the NFPA Certification Department immediately. *SMT will email the proctor to alert that the exams have been shipped to the proctor. The shipping container is to be opened and inventoried upon receipt and the Shipment Receipt confirmation is to be faxed back to SMT. The shipping container is then secured until the exam day. Please list applicant name and social security number. Exams will only be sent for the applicant listed below who is actively enrolled in the NFPA CFI-II Program. For your convenience, you may fax your exam scheduling form to NFPAs Certification Department at 617-984-7127. NOTE: Any Testing Center Fee is the responsibility of the individual applicant. APPLICANTS NAME

APPLICANT NOTIFICATION ADDRESS


______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________
SIGNED: ______________________________________________

Please complete and return to: NFPA Certification Department 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169 Phone: 617-984-7497 Fax: 617-984-7127 7/24/12

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CFI-II EXAMINATION SCHEDULING FORM

PARTNERSHIP AGENCY USE


Date of Request: Exam Date: Test Site: (Name) (Address) Proctors Name: Please provide physical mailing address for UPS shipment of exams. (No P.O. Box) Proctors Phone Number: Proctors Fax Number: Proctors Email Address:

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Exam deliveries must be signed for.

Please allow at least three weeks from date of exam request and exam date. The Proctor Agreement will be *faxed to proctor within 72 hours of exam request. If Proctor Agreement is not received, please contact the NFPA Certification Department. The Written Examinations will be shipped by SMT to the Proctor approximately 48 hours prior to the scheduled exam. If the Written Examinations have not been received within this timeframe, please contact the NFPA Certification Department immediately. *SMT will email the proctor to alert that the exams have been shipped to the proctor. The shipping container is to be opened and inventoried upon receipt and the Shipment Receipt confirmation is to be faxed back to SMT. The shipping container is then secured until the exam day. Please list applicant name and social security number. Exams will only be sent for the applicant listed below who is actively enrolled in the NFPA CFI-II Program. For your convenience, you may fax your exam scheduling form to NFPAs Certification Department at 617-984-7127. NOTE: Any Testing Center Fee is the responsibility of the individual applicant. APPLICANTS NAME

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________________________ Please complete and return to: NFPA Certification Department 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169 Phone: 617-984-7497 Fax: 617-984-7127 7/24/12

CERTIFIED FIRE INSPECTOR II RETEST APPLICATION


Send completed application to:

NFPA Certification Department

For Internal Use Only Date Received: __ _________________ Database: ______________________ Payment Rcvd: ___________________

1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169 (P) 617-984-7497 (F) 617-984-7127 Email: cfi@nfpa.org

Web Page: www.nfpa.org/certification

(TYPE OR PRINT ALL INFORMATION; INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED)

Date of Retest Exam: Test Site: (Name) (Address) Proctors Name: Ship Exam to: Street Address:
Exams are shipped UPS can not ship to a P.O. Box #

Proctor Phone: Proctor Email: Proctor Fax: APPLICANT NAME

Please allow at least three weeks from date of request and exam date. Exam confirmation and Proctor Agreement will be emailed to proctor within 72 hours of exam request. If confirmation and Proctor Agreement are not received, please contact the NFPA Certification Department. The Written Examinations will be shipped to the Proctor approximately 48 hours prior to the scheduled exam. If the Written Examinations have not been received within this timeframe, please contact the NFPA Certification Department immediately. Exams will only be sent for those individuals who are actively enrolled in the NFPA CFI-II Program. For your convenience, you may fax the exam scheduling form to NFPAs Certification Department at 617-984-7127.
NOTE: Any Testing Center Fee is the responsibility of the individual applicant.

APPLICANT NOTIFICATION ADDRESS ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________

Signature: ______________________________________________Date: ______________________________ The following fee is attached:


US $ 75.00 Retest Fee Check. (Please make checks payable to NFPA Certification Department) Purchase Order PO#_________________________ (Please enclose copy of PO) Credit Card: MasterCard VISA Discover American Express Credit Card # :_________________________________________Card Exp. Date: _____________________________
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Supervisory Attestment Form

NFPA FIRE INSPECTOR II CERTIFICATION PROGRAM


As part of the NFPA Fire Inspector II Certification Program, the candidate named below must complete three inspection activities during the Practicum Phase of the program. The inspector is required to identify three locations and complete comprehensive inspections of the facilities. These reports must be reviewed for technical accuracy by the individuals supervisor or program mentor. Your completion of this form and signature attest that you have reviewed the report, and concur with the findings. DO NOT sign or submit this form if the evaluation criteria listed below are not fulfilled satisfactorily and/or you have checked NO on any item listed in the Performance Criteria.
CANDIDATE NAME: PROPERTIES INSPECTED: 1. 2. 3. DATE: DATE: DATE:

Performance Evaluation Criteria


Did the Candidate: Complete the inspection in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction? Develop a checklist that is in accordance with the applicable requirements for the occupancy? Identify and properly document issues appropriate to the property being inspected? Complete the inspection without overlooking code violations? Complete the submittal package without assistance?

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No No No No

My signature below attests that I have reviewed the inspectors reports for the properties listed above and that the reports are satisfactory and technically correct. Signed: Name (please print) Contact Information Address: Date:

Phone: _ Email: _ Fax: ______________________________


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Practicum Submittal Checklist

NFPA FIRE INSPECTOR II CERTIFICATION PROGRAM PRACTICUM SUBMITTAL CHECKLIST NOTE: The Fire Inspector II should complete this checklist for each inspection package submitted as part of the Practicum Phase of the certification process. Candidate Name: __________________________________________ Date of Inspection: __________________________________________ Assignment Topic: __________________________________________

Submittal Package Elements:

Inspection Report Detailing All Findings Detailed Description of Property

Occupancy Classification Building Construction Classification Fire Protection Systems Provided Hazards Associated with Property Hazards Associated with Occupancy Type Fire Growth Potential for Property

Job Aid or Checklist Draft Inspection Procedure List of Applicable Codes/Standards/Ordinances Inspection Report Letter to Property Owner Proposed Code Change (one required for package) Package reviewed by Supervisor/Mentor

The above materials have been completed by the undersigned without assistance as part of the NFPA Fire Inspector II Certification Practicum. Signed: Date:
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NFPA Document Proposal Form


NOTE: All Proposals must be received by 5:00 pm EST/EDST on the published Proposal Closing Date. For further information on the standards-making process, please contact the Codes and Standards Administration at 617-984-7249 or visit www.nfpa.org/codes. For technical assistance, please call NFPA at 1-800-344-3555. Please indicate in which format you wish to receive your ROP/ROC Date Company Street Address City Name electronic Tel. No. Email State Zip FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Log #: Date Recd: paper download

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5. Copyright Assignment (a) I am the author of the text or other material (such as illustrations, graphs) proposed in the Proposal.

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CERTIFIED FIRE INSPECTOR II PROGRAM TRANSFER APPLICATION


Send completed application to:

NFPA Certification Department

1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169 (P) 617-984-7497 (F) 617-984-7127 Email: cfi@nfpa.org

For Internal Use Only Date Received: __ _________________ Database: ______ Payment Rcvd: _____ Meets eligibility criteria: _____________

Web Page: www.nfpa.org/certification

(TYPE OR PRINT ALL INFORMATION; INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE RETURNED) Applicant Name
As name will be printed on Certificate

Work Phone Home Phone Fax

Business/Organization Applicant Address


_____ Residence ______ Business

E-Mail

City/Town State/Province
Zip/Country Code

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The CFI-II Transfer requirements are:


Meet CFI-II Eligibility Requirements Submit Proof of Current Certification in a Recognized Fire Inspector II Certification Program (Copy of certificate from current CFI II certification required) Complete and submit CFI-II Transfer Application and Application Fee

Once approved for CFI-II Transfer, the applicant will receive the NFPA Certification.
I, __________________________________, certify that all information contained in this application, is accurate and truthful, to the best of my knowledge, and that I am aware that any false entry will be considered sufficient cause for revocation of my certification at any time during the certification term. I agree that at any time during the term of certification any improper conduct on my behalf will result in my certification being revoked. I understand that I am prohibited from transmitting information regarding examination questions or content in any form to any person or entity, and understand that failure to comply with this prohibition may result in my certification being revoked and/or legal action being taken against me. I agree to accept the decision of the NFPA as to my eligibility for certification. I authorize verification of all information in this application. I also release all concerned from any liability arising from this application or certification.

Signature: ______________________________________________________Date: _____________________ Payment has been attached for the following (CHECK ALL THAT APPLY):
US $250 CFI-II Transfer Application Fee

Total Amount Enclosed $_________________ Check. (Please make checks payable to NFPA Certification Department) Credit Card: MasterCard VISA Discover American Express Credit Card # :_________________________________________Card Exp. Date:_______________
Name on Card: _____ Signature:

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EXAMINATION PROCTOR AGREEMENT NFPA reserves the right to approve all Proctors of the NFPA CFI-I, CFI-II and CFPE examinations. Proctors shall be from an educational institute (college, university, or high school), a Partnering Agency, or other approved persons or agencies. Proctors shall not be a direct supervisor or a co-worker in the same department of any candidate. Proctor shall not have a direct interest in the applicants success or failure. The ATTACH YOUR BUSINESS CARD HERE

Proctors shall not delegate, under any circumstances, their responsibilities to any other person. Proctors are not authorized to view, copy, or discuss the examination under any circumstances. Please complete the following and fax this Proctor Agreement Form to NFPA Certification Department at (617) 984-7127. Please Circle Exam Type: Proctor Name: Test Site: Test Site Address: City, State: Phone No.: Email Address: Candidate(s): CFI-I CFPE CFI-II

Exam Date:

I agree to proctor the NFPA examinations for the candidates(s) listed above. I will see that the examinations are administered honestly and according to the directions provided in this agreement and in the Test Administration Manual. I agree to accept the decision of the NFPA as to my eligibility for serving as a Proctor. I authorize verification of all information in this application. I attest that I will not view, copy, disseminate in any form, or discuss the content of any examination for which I am serving as a proctor. I also release all concerned from any liability arising from this agreement.

Signature:________________________________________Date: _________________
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PROCTOR INSTRUCTIONS IMPORTANT READ THIS SECTION FIRST I. Receipt and Delivery of the Examination

Prior to shipping the exam(s), SMT will notify you (Proctor) by email that the exams have been shipped. You must immediately open the shipping container and inventory the contents against the shipping manifest. The Shipment Receipt Confirmation Form must be completed and faxed to SMT to acknowledge receipt and insure security. Secure the examination materials. Schroeder Measurement Technologies (SMT) will ship the Examinations to you (Proctor) approximately 48 hours prior to the scheduled examination. If you do not receive the examinations within this timeframe, immediately contact SMT and the NFPA Certification Department. See contact information below. All examinations, taken or not, must be mailed back to SMT within 24 hours after the scheduled exam date in the shipping container provided. If an unexpected situation arises that affects the cancellation of the previously scheduled Written Examination, immediately notify SMT and the NFPA Certification Department. See contact information below. Carefully review the instructions in the SMT Test Administration Manual shipped with the examinations.

II. Administration of the Examination


Do not view, make copies, distribute, or discuss examination contents with anyone. Administer the Examination on the scheduled date and time, maintaining the time allotment. Only the approved Reference Publications (see page 3) in paper (not electronic) are allowed at the Examination. Handwritten materials are not allowed. Pencils and erasers will not be furnished at the examination site. Candidates are permitted to use only hand-held calculators. A calculator malfunction does not constitute grounds for challenging the examination or requesting additional time. Candidates will not be permitted to continue the Examination beyond the 4-hour time limit. Visitors are not permitted at the examination site. Candidates may do scratch work only in the margins of the Examination book. Scratch paper is not permitted. However, only answers recorded on the answer sheet will be graded. If candidate(s) wish to leave the room during the Examination, they must secure Proctors permission and you (Proctor) must secure their Examination. Smoking, phones, and pagers are not permitted in the examination area. When more than one applicant is taking the examination, you (Proctor) will receive more than one version of the exam. Please distribute exams randomly.

NFPA Certification Department (617) 984-7497 Fax: (617) 984-7127 E-mail: cfi@nfpa.org

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CFI-I, CFI-II and CFPE Approved Reference List


ONLY THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ARE ALLOWED AT THE EXAMINATION. ANY OTHER MATERIALS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
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CFI-I EXAMINATION ONLY


NFPA 1, 2009 Ed. - Fire Code NFPA 13, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 25, 2008 Ed. - Insp, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems NFPA 72, 2007 Ed. - National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 101, 2009 Ed. Life Safety Code

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CFI-II EXAMINATION ONLY


NFPA 1, 2009 Ed. - Fire Code NFPA 13, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 24, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances NFPA 25, 2008 Ed. Insp, Test. and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems NFPA 72, 2007 Ed. - National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 101, 2009 Ed. - Life Safety Code NFPA 220, 2009 Ed. - Types of Building Construction

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CFPE EXAMINATION ONLY


NFPA 1, 2009 Ed. - Fire Code NFPA 13, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 72, 2007 Ed. - National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 101, 2009 Ed. Life Safety Code

7/24/2012
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CFI-I, CFI-II and CFPE Approved Reference List


ONLY THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ARE ALLOWED AT THE EXAMINATION. ANY OTHER MATERIALS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
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CFI-I EXAMINATION ONLY


NFPA 1, 2009 Ed. - Fire Code NFPA 13, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 25, 2008 Ed. - Insp, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems NFPA 72, 2007 Ed. - National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 101, 2009 Ed. Life Safety Code

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CFI-II EXAMINATION ONLY


NFPA 1, 2009 Ed. - Fire Code NFPA 13, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 24, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances NFPA 25, 2008 Ed. - Insp, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems NFPA 72, 2007 Ed. - National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 101, 2009 Ed. Life Safety Code NFPA 220, 2009 Ed. - Types of Building Construction

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CFPE EXAMINATION ONLY


NFPA 1, 2009 Ed. - Fire Code NFPA 13, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 72, 2007 Ed. - National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 101, 2009 Ed. Life Safety Code

CFI-I and CFI-II and CFPE Partnership Agency Program Administrator Contact Information
Please contact the NFPA Certification Department at 617-984-7497 if your jurisdiction is not covered by one of the following NFPA Certification Partnership Agency Program Administrators

UNITED STATES
Colorado
Joe Gonzales, Division Chief Denver Fire Department 745 W. Colfax Avenue Denver, CO 80204 (P) 720-913-3462 (F) 720-913-3587 Email: gonzalesj@ci.denver.co.us www.denvergov.org

Delaware
William Baker Delaware State Fire School 1461 Chestnut Grove Road Dover, DE 19904 (P) 302-739-4773 (F) 302-739-6245 Email: william.baker@state.de.us www.state.de.us/dsfs

Delaware
Mark Noval Delaware Technical & Community College 400 Stanton-Christiana Road Newark, DE 19713 (P) 302-454-3953 (F)302-454-3953 Email: mnoval@dtcc.edu

Florida
Jeff Collins, Deputy Fire Marshal Palm Beach County Fire & Rescue 50 South Military Trail, Suite 100A West Palm Beach, FL 33415-3198 (P) 561-616-7030 (F) 561-616-7082 Email: jpcollin@co.palm-beach.fl.us www.pbcgov.com

Georgia
Alan Burton, Section Chief City of Atlanta Fire Department 720 Doug Davis Drive Hapeville, GA 30354 (P) 404-382-1077 (F)404-823-0743

Illinois
George Michehl Illinois Fire Inspectors Association 120 Lageschulte Street, Suite 104 Barrington, IL 60010 (P) 847-756-4750 (F) 847-756-4752 Email: ifiafire@aol.com www.illinoisfireinspectors.org

Email: ABurton@AtlantaGa.Gov Illinois


Dave DeFraties Office of the State Fire Marshal 1035 Stevenson Drive Springfield, IL 62703-4259 (P) 217-785-4143 (F) 217-785-1002

Maine
Peter Cutrer, Fire Marshal Town of Sanford Fire Department 972 Main Street Sanford, ME 04073 (P) 207-324-5293 (F) 207-324-5672 Email pscutrer@sanfordmaine.org

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CFI-I and CFI-II and CFPE Partnership Agency Program Administrator Contact Information
Please contact the NFPA Certification Department at 617-984-7497 if your jurisdiction is not covered by one of the following NFPA Certification Partnership Agency Program Administrators

Michigan
Marty Myers Michigan Fire Inspectors Society 1234 Miles Kalamazoo, MI 49001 269-998-2562 Mrmyers52@hotmail.com

Nebraska
John Falgione, State Fire Marshal Nebraska State Fire Marshals Office 246 South 14th Street Lincoln, NE 68508 (P) 402-471-2027 (F) 402-471-3118 Email: johng.falgione@sfm.ne.gov

Rhode Island
Scott D. Caron, BS, CFI Chief of Fire Safety Inspections Division of State Fire Marshal 118 Parade Street Providence, R.I. 02920 Office: 401-462-4215 Fax: 401-462-4250 Email: Scott.Caron@sfm.dps.ri.gov

South Carolina
Tim Wojcik, Training Coordinator SC Dept of Labor, Licensing & Regulation 141 Monticello Trail Columbia, SC 29203 (P) 803-896-5454 (F) 803-896-9806 Email: tim.wojcik@llr.sc.gov

Tennessee
Rock Ridenhour Tennessee Fire Service & Codes Enforcement Academy Code Enforcement Programs 2161 Unionville-Deason Road Bell Buckle, TN 37020 (P) 931-294-4164 (F) 931-294-4121 Email: rock.ridenhour@state.tn.us

Utah
Scott Adams, Asst. Chief, Fire Marshal Fire Marshals Association of Utah Park City Fire Service District 36 West Bitner Road Park City, UT 84098 P.O. Box 680967/Park City, UT 84068-0967 (P) 435-649-6706 ext. 1303 (F) 435-658-5247 Email: sadams@pcfd.org

Vermont
Robert Patterson, Deputy Director Division of Fire Safety VT State Fire Marshals Office Department of Public Safety 1311 U.S. Route 302, Suite 600 Barre, VT 05641-2351 (P) 802-479-7566 (F) 802-879-2312 Email: rpatter@dps.state.vt.us

West Virginia
Joe Leake, Deputy Fire Marshal West Virginia Fire Marshals Office 1207 Quarrier Street Charleston, WV 25301 (P) 304-558-2191 (F) 304-558-2537 Email: jleake@wvfiremarshal.org www.wvfiremarshal.org

7/24/2012

CFI-I and CFI-II and CFPE Partnership Agency Program Administrator Contact Information
Please contact the NFPA Certification Department at 617-984-7497 if your jurisdiction is not covered by one of the following NFPA Certification Partnership Agency Program Administrators

CANADA
Alberta
Mike Baker, Fire Prevention Training Officer Calgary Fire Department 4124 11 St. SE P.O. Box 2100, Stn. M, #048 Calgary, AB Canada T2G 3H2 (P) 403-816-7215 (F) 403-243-9947 Email: Michael.baker@calgary.ca

British Columbia
Charlene Jordan-Jones Program Director, Degree Path Programs Justice Institute of British Columbia Fire & Safety Division 715 McBride Boulevard New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4 (P) 604-528-5669 (F) 604-528-5660 Email: cjordan-jones@jibc.ca

New Brunswick
Ken Harris Technical Inspection Services 495A Prospect Street Fredericton, NB Canada E3B 9M4 (P) 506-453-2336 (F) 506-457-7394 Email: ken.harris@gnb.ca

Ontario
Stuart Evans Seneca College 1750 Finch Avenue East Toronto, ON Canada M2J 2X5 (P) 416-491-5050 ext. 2394 (F) 416-497-6802 Email: stuart.evans@senecac.on.ca www.senecac.on.ca

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II. NFPA 1031 FIRE INSPECTOR II

NFPA 1031 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plans Examiner 2009 Edition Chapter 5 Fire Inspector II
5.1* General. The Fire Inspector II shall meet the job performance requirements defined in Chapter 4 and Sections 5.2 through 5.4. 5.2* Administration. This duty involves conducting research, interpreting codes, implementing policy, testifying at legal proceedings, and creating forms and job aids, according to the following job performance requirements. 5.2.1 Process a permit application, given a specific request, so that the application is evaluated and a permit is issued or denied in accordance with the applicable codes, standards, policies, and procedures of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Permit application process and applicable codes, standards, policies, and procedures of the jurisdiction. (B) Requisite Skills. The application of the requisite knowledge. 5.2.2 Process a plan review application, given a specific request, so that the application is evaluated and processed in accordance with the applicable codes and standards and the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Plan review application process, code requirements of the jurisdiction, and policies and procedures of the jurisdiction. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to communicate orally and in writing on matters related to code requirements, policies, and procedures of the jurisdiction. 5.2.3* Investigate complex complaints, given a reported situation or condition, so that complaint information is recorded, the investigation process is initiated, and the complaint is resolved in accordance with the applicable codes and standards and the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Applicable codes and standards adopted by the jurisdiction and policies of the jurisdiction. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to interpret codes and standards, recognize problems, and refer complaints to other agencies when required. 5.2.4* Recommend modifications to the adopted codes and standards of the jurisdiction, given a fire safety issue, so that the proposed modifications address the problem, need, or deficiency. (A) Requisite Knowledge. State statutes or local ordinances establishing or empowering the agency to adopt, enforce, and revise codes and standards; the legal instruments establishing or adopting codes and standards; and the development and adoption process for fire and life safety legislation or regulations. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to recognize problems, collect and develop potential solutions, and identify cost/risk benefits. 5.2.5* Recommend policies and procedures for the delivery of inspection services, given management objectives, so that inspections are conducted in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction and due process of the law is followed. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Policies and procedures of the jurisdiction related to code enforcement as well as sources of and life safety. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to identify approved construction methods and materials related to fire safety, read and interpret construction plans and specifications, educate, conduct research, make decisions, recognize problems, and resolve conflicts. 5.3 Field Inspection. This duty involves code enforcement inspections and analyses of new and existing structures and properties for construction, occupancy, fire protection, and exposures, according to the following job performance requirements. 5.3.1 Compute the maximum allowable occupant load of a multi-use building, given field observations or a description of its uses, so that the maximum allowable occupant load calculation is in accordance with applicable codes and standards. (A) Requisite Knowledge. How to calculate occupant loads for an occupancy and for building use; and code requirements, regulations, operational features, and fire hazards presented by various occupancies. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to calculate occupant loads, identify occupancy factors related to various

occupancy classifications, use measuring tools, read plans, and use a calculator. 5.3.2* Identify the occupancy classifications of a mixed-use building, given a description of the uses, so that each area is classified in accordance with applicable codes and standards. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Occupancy classification, applicable codes and standards, operational features, and fire hazards presented by various occupancies. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to interpret code requirements and recognize building uses that fall into each occupancy classification. 5.3.3* Evaluate a buildings area, height, occupancy classification, and construction type, given an approved set of plans and construction features, so that it is verified that the building is in accordance with applicable codes and standards. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Building construction with emphasis on fire-rated construction, evaluation of methods of construction and assemblies for fire rating, analysis of test results, and manufacturers specifications. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to identify characteristics of each type of building construction and occupancy classification. 5.3.4* Evaluate fire protection systems and equipment provided for life safety and property protection, given field observations of the facility and documentation, the hazards protected, and the system specifications, so that the fire protection systems provided are approved for the occupancy or hazard being protected. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Applicable codes and standards for fire protection systems, basic physical science as it relates to fire behavior and fire suppression, implications and hazards associated with system operation, installation techniques and acceptance inspection, testing and reports of maintenance of completed installations, and use and function of various systems . (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to recognize problems, use codes and standards, and read reports, plans, and specifications. 5.3.5 Analyze the egress elements of a building or portion of a building, given observations made during a field inspection, so that means of egress elements are provided and located in accordance with applicable codes and standards and deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.

(A) Requisite Knowledge. Acceptable means of egress devices. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to calculate egress requirements, read plans, and make decisions related to the adequacy of egress. 5.3.6* Evaluate hazardous conditions involving equipment, processes, and operations, given field observations and documentation, so that the equipment, processes, or operations are installed in accordance with applicable codes and standards and deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Applicable codes and standards, accepted fire protection practices, fire behavior, ignition sources, safe housekeeping practices, and additional reference materials related to protection of hazardous processes and code enforcement. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to observe, communicate, interpret codes, recognize problems, and make decisions. 5.3.7* Evaluate emergency planning and preparedness procedures, given existing or proposed plans and procedures and applicable codes and standards, so that compliance is determined. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Occupancy requirements for emergency evacuation plans, fire safety programs for crowd control, roles of agencies and individuals in implementation and development of emergency plans. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to compare submitted plans and procedures with applicable codes and standards adopted by the jurisdiction. 5.3.8 Verify code compliance for storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids and gases, given field observations and inspection guidelines from the authority having jurisdiction, so that deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the applicable codes and standards and the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Flammable and combustible liquids properties and hazards, material safety data sheet, safe handling practices, applicable codes and standards, fire protection systems and equipment approved for the material, fire behavior, safety procedures, and storage compatibility. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to identify typical fire hazards associated with processes or operations utilizing flammable and combustible liquids and to observe, communicate, interpret codes, recognize problems, and make decisions.

5.3.9 Evaluate code compliance for the storage, handling, and use of hazardous materials, given field observations, so that deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the applicable codes and standards and the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Hazardous materials properties and hazards, material safety data sheet, safe handling practices, applicable codes and standards, fire protection systems and equipment approved for the material, fire behavior, safety procedures, chemical reactions, and storage compatibility. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to identify fire hazards associated with processes or operations utilizing hazardous materials and to observe, communicate, interpret codes, recognize problems, and make decisions. 5.3.10* Determine fire growth potential in a building or space, given field observations or plans, so that the contents, interior finish, and construction elements are evaluated for compliance, and deficiencies are identified, documented, and corrected in accordance with the applicable codes and standards and the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Basic fire behavior; flame spread and smoke development ratings of contents, interior finishes, building construction elements, decorations, decorative materials, and furnishings; and safe housekeeping practices. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to observe, communicate, interpret codes and standards, recognize hazardous conditions, and make decisions. 5.3.11* Verify compliance with construction documents, given a performance-based design, so that life safety systems and building services equipment are installed, inspected, and tested to perform as described in the engineering documents and the operations and maintenance manual that accompanies the design, so that deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the applicable codes and standards and the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Applicable codes and standards for installation and testing of fire protection systems, means of egress, and building services equipment. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to witness and document tests of fire protection systems and building services equipment. 5.3.12* Verify code compliance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and other building service equipment

and operations, given field observations, so that the systems and other equipment are maintained in accordance with applicable codes and standards and deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Types, installation, maintenance, and use of building service equipment; operation of smoke and heat vents; installation of kitchen cooking equipment (including hoods and ducts), laundry chutes, elevators, and escalators; and applicable codes and standards adopted by the jurisdiction. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to observe, recognize problems, interpret codes and standards, and write reports. 5.4 Plans Review. This duty involves field verification of shop drawings, plans, and construction documents to ensure that they meet the intent of applicable codes and standards for fire and life safety, according to the following job performance requirements. 5.4.1* Classify the occupancy, given a set of plans, specifications, and a description of a building, so that the classification is made in accordance with the applicable codes and standards and the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Occupancy classification, applicable codes and standards, regulations, operational features, and fire hazards presented by various occupancies. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to read plans. 5.4.2* Compute the maximum allowable occupant load, given a floor plan of a building or portion of the building, so that the calculated occupant load is in accordance with the applicable codes and standards and the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. How to calculate occupant loads for an occupancy and building use, code requirements, regulations, operational features such as fixed seating, and fire hazards presented by various occupancies. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to calculate accurate occupant loads, identify occupancy factors related to various occupancy classifications, use measuring tools, read plans, and use a calculator. 5.4.3* Review the proposed installation of fire protection systems, given shop drawings and system specifications for a process or operation, so that the system is reviewed for code compliance and installed in accordance with the approved drawings, and deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the applicable codes and standards and the policies of the jurisdiction.

(A) Requisite Knowledge. Proper selection, distribution, location, and testing of portable fire extinguishers; methods used to evaluate the operational readiness of water supply systems used for fire protection; evaluation and testing of automatic sprinkler, water spray, and standpipe systems and fire pumps; evaluation and testing of fixed fire suppression systems; and evaluation and testing of automatic fire detection and alarm systems and devices. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to read basic floor plans or shop drawings and identify symbols used by the jurisdiction. 5.4.4 Review the installation of fire protection systems, given an installed system, shop drawings, and system specifications for a process or operation, so that the system is reviewed for code compliance and installed in accordance with the approved drawings, and deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the applicable codes and standards and the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Proper selection, distribution, location, and testing of portable fire extinguishers; methods used to evaluate the operational readiness of water supply systems used for fire protection; evaluation and testing of automatic sprinkler, water spray, and standpipe systems and fire pumps; evaluation and testing of fixed fire suppression systems; and evaluation and testing of automatic fire detection and alarm systems and devices. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to read basic floor plans or shop drawings. 5.4.5 Verify that means of egress elements are provided, given a floor plan of a building or portion of a building, so that all elements are identified and checked against applicable codes and standards and deficiencies are discovered and communicated in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Applicable codes and standards adopted by the jurisdiction, the identification of standard symbols used in plans, and field verification practices. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to read plans and research codes and standards. 5.4.6* Verify the construction type of a building or portion thereof, given a set of approved plans and specifications, so that the construction type complies with the approved plans and applicable codes and standards. (A) Requisite Knowledge. Building construction with emphasis on fire-rated construction, evaluation of

methods of construction and assemblies for fire rating, analysis of test results, and manufacturers specifications. (B) Requisite Skills. The ability to identify characteristics of each type of building construction.

III. REFERENCE MATERIAL

CFI-I, CFI-II and CFPE Approved Reference List


ONLY THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ARE ALLOWED AT THE EXAMINATION. ANY OTHER MATERIALS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
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CFI-I EXAMINATION ONLY


NFPA 1, 2009 Ed. - Fire Code NFPA 13, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 25, 2008 Ed. - Insp, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems NFPA 72, 2007 Ed. - National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 101, 2009 Ed. Life Safety Code

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CFI-II EXAMINATION ONLY


NFPA 1, 2009 Ed. - Fire Code NFPA 13, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 24, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances NFPA 25, 2008 Ed. - Insp, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems NFPA 72, 2007 Ed. - National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 101, 2009 Ed. Life Safety Code NFPA 220, 2009 Ed. - Types of Building Construction

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NFPA 1, 2009 Ed. - Fire Code NFPA 13, 2007 Ed. - Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 72, 2007 Ed. - National Fire Alarm Code NFPA 101, 2009 Ed. Life Safety Code

IV. RESEARCH PROBLEM TAB

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Sample Code Research Problem


A Fire Inspector is reviewing plans for a modification to existing business occupancy. The facility is provided with automatic sprinklers that met the requirements of NFPA 13 when they were installed. The system is being updated to provide coverage for all areas modified during this project. During the review a dead-end corridor leading to a new interior office area is noted. The plans indicate that the dead-end portion of the corridor is 28 feet (8.5 m) in length. Is this corridor permissible?

A. Key Information (What information is necessary to determine the answer?)

B. Type of issue?

C. Where do you start? 1. Which document(s) address the issue based on the response to A above?

2. What are the applicable code/standard sections? (List them and summarize details.)

D. Based on the applicable documents is the plan acceptable as submitted?

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Sample Code Research Problem


Suggested Solution
A Fire Inspector is reviewing plans for a modification to existing business occupancy. The facility is provided with automatic sprinklers that met the requirements of NFPA 13 when they were installed. The system is being updated to provide coverage for all areas modified during this project. During the review a dead-end corridor leading to a new interior office area is noted. The plans indicate that the dead-end portion of the corridor is 28 feet (8.5 m) in length. Is this corridor permissible? A. Key Information (What information is necessary to determine the answer?) existing business occupancy/new business occupancy automatic sprinklers dead end corridor 28 feet (8.5 m) in length B. Type of Issue? Life Safety. Is a 28 ft (8.5 m) dead end corridor permissible in this occupancy? C. Where do you start? 1. Which document(s) address the issue based on response to A above? NFPA 101 or NFPA 1 2. What are the applicable code/standard sections? (List them and summarize details.) NFPA 1 14.10.1.5 Exit access shall be arranged so that there are no dead ends in corridors, unless permitted by, and limited to the lengths specified in, Chapters 11 through 43 of NFPA 101. The Fire Inspector II candidate will note that this is extracted information from NFPA 101. Based on the fact that the dead-end corridor is part of the modification it needs to comply with the New Business Occupancy requirements in Chapter 38 of NFPA 101. . Looking at New Business occupancies 38.2.52permits a 20 foot dead end, 50 feet is permissible where automatic sprinklers are provided. D. Based on the applicable documents is the plan acceptable as submitted? The dead end corridor in this case is permissible.

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V. SAMPLE QUESTIONS ANSWER KEY

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Sample Exam Questions


1. A direct pumping system for water supply: A. provides water by draft connection to a private water supply. B. delivers water from the source to the distribution system without pumping equipment. C. water pumped to the distribution system and into elevated storage tanks so demand pressure is maintained. D. provides water with a pump placed close to the water source to create pressure within the distribution system.

2. What is the minimum height of vertical clearance for fire lanes? A. B. C. D. 12 feet 6 inches 13 feet 6 inches 14 feet 6 inches 15 feet 6 inches

3. Facilities that provide surgical treatment requiring general anesthesia on an outpatient basis are classified as an ambulatory health care facility when used to provide services at the same time to: A. B. C. D. one patient. two patients. three patients. four patients.

4. The construction type of ambulatory health care facility housed in a one-story building can be: A. B. C. D. Type II (222) Type II (111) Type V (111) Any type of construction

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5. A 75 foot by 60 foot, single story grocery store would have an occupant load of how many people? A. B. C. D. 75 150 300 642

6. Before a connection is made to sprinkler piping, underground mains and lead-in connections to system risers shall be: A. pressurized with 30 psi air to dislodge particulates. B. flushed through a hose for a minimum of three minutes. C. flushed for sufficient time to ensure a thorough cleaning. D. continuously flushed for a minimum of 10 minutes unless on a public water supply. 7. The level of a fire escape balcony, landing or platform may be: A. B. C. D. 24 inches below the level of the floor. 20 inches below the level of the windowsill. 10 inches below the level of the floor. 18 inches below the level of the windowsill.

8. A permit shall be issued for all of the following activities involving fire protection systems EXCEPT: A. B. C. D. maintenance. installation. rehabilitation. modification.

9. Personnel responsible for the use and operation of fire protection equipment provided in tank storage areas shall be trained: A. B. C. D. to operate and maintain the equipment with no additional training. in the use and operation of the equipment with annual refresher training. to operate and maintain the equipment with refresher training every two years. in the use and operation of the equipment with refresher training every two years.

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10. Which of the following is NOT considered an assembly occupancy? A. B. C. D. Gymnasium Courthouse Library Museum

11. A record of examinations, approvals, and variances, granted shall be maintained by the: A. B. C. D. authorized building owner. commercial project architect. construction project manager. authority having jurisdiction.

12. The plot plan depicts the: A. B. C. D. architectural details and systems of the building. layout of the buildings individual floors and the roof. number of floors in the building and the grade around the building. location of the building with respect to other buildings and streets.

13. Remaining impartial in legal proceedings is an important element of: A. B. C. D. current codes and standards. enforcement procedures. courtroom behavior. complaint handling.

14. Original records of sprinkler system tests shall be retained for the life of the system by the: A. B. C. D. owner. manufacturer. testing agency. fire department.

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15. In a light hazard occupancy, the maximum floor area on any one floor that may be protected by sprinklers on each riser system is: A. B. C. D. 12,000 sq. ft. 42 000 sq. ft. 52,000 sq. ft. 72,000 sq. ft.

16. Dry chemical extinguishing systems are required to be installed in accordance with: A. B. C. D. NFPA 12. NFPA 17. NFPA 33. NFPA 2001.

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Drawing A-1 For Use With Questions 17 20

17. What is the gross floor area of the function hall shown in plan A-1? A. B. C. D. 2045 sq ft 2205 sq ft 2315 sq ft 2625 sq ft

18. What is the occupant load of the dance floor shown on Plan A-1? A. B. C. D. 18 39 45 90

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19. The factor used to calculate the occupant load of the function hall shown on drawing A-1 would be one person per: A. B. C. D. 3 net sq ft. 7 net sq ft. 15 gross sq ft. 100 gross sq ft.

20. The interior finish for walls and ceilings of the function hall shown on drawing A-1 shall be: I. Class A II. Class B III. Class C IV. No requirements A. B. C. D. I only IV only I and II I, II and III

Answers to the Sample Questions are at the end of this section

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Sample Exam Questions Answer Key


Key

Question Answer
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 D B D D B C D A B B D D C A C B D B B C

Reference
IFSTA Inspection and Code Enforcement pg 303 NFPA 1: 18.2.3.4.1.2 NFPA 101: 3.3.178.1and 6.1.6.1 NFPA 101:Table 18.1.6.1 NFPA 101:Table 7.3.1.2 and 36+37.1.7 NFPA 13:10.10.2.1.2 NFPA 101:7.2.8.3.5 NFPA 1:13.1.1 and Table 1.12.7(a) NFPA 1: 66.6.8.2 NFPA 101:6.1.2.1 NFPA 1:1.11.1 IFSTA Inspection and Code Enforcement pg 740 IFSTA Inspection and Code Enforcement pg 62 NFPA 25: 4.4.3 NFPA 13:8.2.1(1) NFPA 1:13.8 NFPA 101: 3.3.19.2.1 NFPA 101:Table 7.3.1.2 and 12+13.1.7 NFPA 101:Table 7.3.1.2 and 12+13.1.7 NFPA 101: 12.3.3.3

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Certified Fire Inspector II Program


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