Best Study Materials for the Fire Protection PE Exam
The References for the Fire Protection PE Exam are cited by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) on their website as follows:
• The SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering (4th Edition); ISBN-10: 0877658218
(See a more detailed description below)
• NFPA Fire Protection Handbook (20th Edition)
• NFPA 11 – 2010
• NFPA 13 – 2010
• NFPA 15 – 2012
• NFPA 20 – 2010
• NFPA 25 – 2011
• NFPA 30 – 2012
• NFPA 92 – 2012
• NFPA 101 – 2012
Though these references are not cited in the NCEES specification for the Fire protection exam, I would suggest that you use these references, since the SFPE is involved in the writing of the exam.
Some Additional References to Consider for the Fire Protection PE Exam
- Principles of Smoke Management by Klote and Milke
- NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, 19th Ed.
- Enclosure Fire Dynamics, Karlsson & Quintiere
- An Introduction to Fire Dynamics, Drysdale
- Additional NFPA standards beyond those that are required
Detailed Description – SFPE Handbook
The SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering (4th Edition); ISBN-10: 0877658218
This handbook has been prepared by some of the foremost experts in the field of Fire Protection Engineering, and gives the coverage you need in the area of fire protection engineering and performance-based fire safety. Some of the topics covered include the fundamentals, fire dynamics, hazard calculations, fire risk analysis, and modeling; as well as Methods for predicting temperature in fire exposed structures, Structural fire engineering of building assemblies and frame, Risk-informed industrial fire protection engineering, Fire risk assessment for transportation vehicles, and Performance-based fire protection engineering.
Much of what you will need to pass the PE Exam will be in the SFPE, but you may need to supplement your library with the original references as well.
What do you think?
What references or study materials do you find useful for the fire protection PE Exam?