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SFPE offers you MORE: Connections. Knowledge. Savings.

SFPE membership provides you with the resources you need to excel in your career, stay on top of the latest industry developments and research, and connect with the best minds in fire protection and fire safety engineering.


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  • Participate in a Standing Committee or Special Interest Groups
  • 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

What do I get if I become a member?

Technical Innovations

Stay on top of technical trends by gaining immediate access to a comprehensive, constantly updated technical resource library including the following publications: Fire Protection Engineering magazine, Fire Technology Journal, & FPE Extra.

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.

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.

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.


Participate in the the process.  Play an active role in producing the body of knowledge for Fire Protection Engineers and Fire Safety Engineers world wide. SFPE brings together volunteers from around the world to develop guides, standards, reference materials, and our flagship SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering.


Build a strong network with other fire protection engineers through the many networking opportunities through SFPE Connect our online member community, by participating on a committee, special interest group, chapter or attending one of our many events.

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
  • 40% discount on all Springer 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

    Membership Gives You


    $225 per year



    Free for full-time students

    Access to Fire Protection Engineering magazine, SFPE’s flagship publication, the only magazine written for and by fire protection engineers and is available exclusively to SFPE members.
    Control of your career through premier access to Career Connect the place to get the tools, tips, and resources to advance your career
    Exclusive access to SFPE Connect, our private online community to network with other purpose-driven leaders
    Volunteer opportunities in an SFPE committee or special interest group
    Free access to build your technical skills with 12 PDHs
    Access to FPE eXtra our monthly digital industry newsletter (available in Spanish)
    To be found in our global Find an FPE database
    Significant discounts on SFPE events, products, and services
    Access to time and money-saving benefits such as discounts on PE insurance, car rentals, office supplies and more
    Connect with members through our online member directory
    Be part of the conversation through SFPE Social Media on topics that are trending
    Opportunities to step into leadership roles 
    Access to premier FPE education, through our conferences, live and on-demand seminars and webinars led by industry leaders
    Shape our next generation of leaders through voting rights
    Be recognized for your achievements and outstanding contributions through SFPE Awards or as a SFPE Fellow
    *Society Dues: Members who reside outside of North America may be eligible for discounted dues.
    **The Society has 111 global chapters, including 23 student chapters that work to advance the mission of the Society on a local or regional level. Find Your Chapter - pricing varies.

    Start your membership

    Invest in yourself. When you join SFPE, you become part of the largest professional fire protection and fire safety engineering network worldwide. If you’re ready to increase your membership organization’s revenue, connect with an entire community of purpose-driven leaders and grow yourself, we’re ready to help you do it. JOIN TODAY.

    What people are saying about us


    David Morrisset | Student Member since 2018

    "SFPE allows me as a student to be connected to a network of fire safety professionals around the world.  The society not only connects me to other fire protection engineers, but also provides education and resources to further my understanding of the discipline."


    Deborah L. Shaner, P.E. | Professional Member since 2007

    "SFPE provides a support structure that is invaluable to FPEs working on the front lines of the industry.  It's very reassuring to know they have my back with research, education and resources."


    Virginia R. Charter, P.E. | Professional Member since 2006

    "SFPE has helped me broaden my career beyond what I thought was possible. I have been able to work with others within the fire protection engineering field internationally by getting involved in committee work and attending conferences. As the chair of the higher education committee, I have expanded my network and feel that I am impacting students, educators, and other professionals as to the future of fire protection engineering."


    Babak Bahrani, Ph.D. | Professional Member since 2009

    "SFPE provides a welcoming environment for individuals sharing the same goal: a safer society. As a member, I have the chance for learning, professional development, and networking with Fire Protection and Fire Safety Engineers, globally"