Become A Member

Why Join?

1. To be informed & keep up with the developments in the field globally

  • Our education, online or in-person. 
  • Our publications covering research and technical information along with case studies.
  • Our online community, SFPE Connect, for peer-to-peer dialog.

2. To drive a fire safe world

  • Our research and technical information drives decisions that promote fire safety
  • Our training prepares FPE/FSEs to make the best decisions
  • Our community drives conversations that lead to innovation and advocacy for fire safety
  • Our technical committees and task groups develop standards and guidelines

3. To increase professional credibility

  • A majority of members cite this as a primary reason to join - being associated with the premier society for FPE/FSEs is a mark of excellence
  • An appointment on a technical committee or task group gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with your peers
  • Joining or starting - dialog on the online community, the SFPE Connect, demonstrates your knowledge and leadership to the profession.

Get Involved Today

Develop your technical skills and leadership abilities while contributing to and improving the profession.

  • Participate in a Standing Committee: Volunteer your technical and professional expertise.
  • Chapters: Connect with other fire protection engineers in your local area.
  • Corporate 100 Partners Program: Join other dedicated industry organizations and individuals that support the efforts and continued work to achieving the SFPE mission.
  • Emerging Professionals: Under 40? Meet for career development and networking.
  • Students: Connect with other fire protection engineering students to ignite the flame to kick-start your future.
  • Fire Service

Members give us high ratings on:

  • Expanding the scientific and technical knowledge base
  • Assembling a powerful community of professionals - your professional network
  • Defining, developing, and advancing the use of engineering best practices
  • And so much more

Hear from some of your peers about why they invest in SFPE:


SFPE offers members the resources they need to excel in their careers, stay on top of the latest industry developments and research, and connect with the best minds in fire protection and fire safety engineering. Join SFPE and let us become your one-stop-shop for your professional needs at every step of your career. Whether you're just starting out as a student pursuing a degree, or have a few years under your belt and are looking to advance your career, or are a seasoned professional looking for leadership opportunities and other ways to advance the profession.

SFPE membership gives you the edge you need to take charge and work towards our common goal of engineering a fire safe world.

Member Benefits

SFPE offers members the resources they need to excel in their careers, stay on top of the latest industry developments and research, and connect with the best minds in fire protection and fire safety engineering. Join SFPE and let us become your one-stop-shop for your professional needs at every step of your career. Whether you’re just starting out as a student pursuing a degree in fire protection engineering or a related field, have a few years under your belt and are looking to advance your career, or are a seasoned professional looking for leadership opportunities and other ways to advance the profession, SFPE membership gives you the edge you need to take charge of your career and work toward our common goal of engineering a fire safe world.

Become an SFPE member today and start taking advantage of valuable benefits you won’t find anywhere else, including:

Continuing Education

SFPE offers members a wide range of tools to help achieve and maintain their professional engineering license (PE). Whether it's webinars, seminars, online and on-site technical courses, or the timely topics and case studies in fire protection engineering that are shared at our conferences and expos, SFPE has what you need to keep your skills fresh and current. Membership also grants you access to the on-demand webinar recordings, available to view on any device, anytime, on our eLearning platform

As an SFPE member, you'll be the first to know about these opportunities.  So watch your inbox or visit Education & Events

Free PDHs

SFPE membership includes complimentary webinars (minimum of 12 a year) offered as Member Series held monthly to give you timely insight and valuable guidance on a wide range of topics affecting the profession, as well as the ability to earn 1 PDH per webinar.  

Networking Opportunities

SFPE members cite networking opportunities as one of the most valuable benefits of membership. Collaborate with the best and brightest in the profession in-person at SFPE conferences, or online by joining a standing committee or participating in monthly webinars.

Each year, our conferences and events bring together engineering colleagues, clients, and vendors from across the globe. These events offer access to experts in the field in a setting that’s conducive to making strong connections with both old friends and new peers. Augment your local chapter affiliation with SFPE membership to build a peer network across the globe.

Technical & Professional Development

SFPE membership offers you unparalleled access to fire protection engineering resources you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll be able to gain immediate access to a comprehensive, constantly updated technical resource library including the following publications:

  • SFPE’s flagship publication, Fire Protection Engineering magazine, is the only magazine written for and by fire protection engineers and is available exclusively to SFPE members. Published quarterly, Fire Protection Engineering is packed with up-to-date articles on the latest technologies and trends, and is available in both print and digital formats to enable you anytime access to the content.
  • Digital access to our peer-reviewed digital bi-monthly journal, Fire Technology, keeps you abreast of the latest research developments. Discounts on the print version are also available to members.
  • SFPE’s monthly member-only newsletter, SFPeUpdate, keeps you up to date on the latest SFPE news and information.
  • SFPE’s other digital publications include SFPE Europe, a bi-annual newsletter produced by SFPE to highlight the practice of fire protection and fire safety engineering in Europe and to showcase current research being done in the field, and FPE Extra, which offers technical content written by industry experts.

Career Advancement

SFPE's Career Connect is THE place to find fire protection engineering jobs, and it offers enhanced services for SFPE members. As an SFPE member, you’ll receive access to exclusive career development resources, including resume critique services, interview tips and access to career coaches who can answer questions about your job search and give you the competitive edge you need to land your next opportunity. You’ll also be able to create customized job alerts and post your resume anonymously so recruiters can find you.

Whether you're a job seeker at the outset of your career, an experienced engineering exploring new horizons or an employer seeking the right addition to your staff, SFPE Career Connect puts a wide range of resources at your fingertips.

Exclusive Member Discounts

In addition to exclusive access to educational resources, technical publications and other member-only benefits, SFPE membership offers valuable discounts on the following:

  • 20% discount on all SFPE publications
  • 75% discount ($299, list price $1,199) on the SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering, Fifth Edition 
  • Up to 25% off SFPE conferences and continuing education programs 

SFPE membership can pay for itself with these discounts and great programs that save you money while keeping you at the top of your profession.

Join Now!

Start taking advantage of all that SFPE has to offer.  You can join online, by just clicking the icon or download the application below.

Download: SFPE Membership Brochure in English
Download: SFPE Membership Brochure en Español
Download: SFPE Member Application | Student Application in English


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If you have any questions about membership, please contact us at (301) 718 2910 or info@sfpe.org.