Ethics Course

Introduction to Ethics for Fire Protection Engineers

New SFPE On-Demand Course: Introduction to Ethics for Fire Protection Engineers

In the practice of fire protection and safety engineering, professionals must maintain and constantly improve their competence and perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct. This 1-hour on-demand course covers ethics for the Fire Protection Engineer. The self-guided course will provide an overview of ethics and the practice of engineering and how it relates to ethics. It will also explain the ethical obligations an engineer must hold themselves to. The SFPE Code of Ethics is referenced and discussed in depth, and finally, this course will discuss typical ethical challenges faced in the field and a discussion of case studies to help you apply what you’ve learned.

The “SFPE Introduction to Ethics for Fire Protection Engineers” course has been developed to comply with many states’ requirements for continuing education credits and engineering ethics training; the course is eligible for 1.0 Professional Development Hour (PDH). Consult with your relevant regulation board for further information.


Individuals who join SFPE must agree to abide by the Society’s Code of Ethics. Under SFPE's Constitution & Bylaws, all SFPE members are required to comply with the SFPE Code of Ethics and to report any observed violations. The procedure for filing an ethics complaint is covered in the SFPE Standing Rules and the complaint form is available here.

SFPE Code of Ethics