Fellow Members

Nominations for 2022 are currently closed. SFPE expects nominations for 2023 to open in early 2023, please re-visit this page for updated details.

Fellow (FSFPE) grade is the highest grade of membership in SFPE. To be eligible to become a Fellow, individuals must have been a professional member for at least 10 years. Election to Fellow shall be in recognition of service to the Society and significant accomplishment and stature in fire protection engineering or fire safety engineering. Elevation to the grade of Fellow requires nomination by at least five Fellows or Professional Members, review by the SFPE Qualification Subcommittee, and action by the SFPE Board of Directors.

The number of living Fellows at any time shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the total Society's living membership.

  • Instructions for Initiators and Sponsors (PDF)
  • Initiator Form (Word)
  • Sponsor Form (Word)
  • List of Professional Members eligible to be nominated for Fellow (Excel)
  • The current list of Fellows
(Note: Must have been elected to Professional Member Grade on or before 12/31/2012 to be eligible.)

All completed forms should be emailed to Ben Fogel or mailed to SFPE, 9711 Washingtonian Blvd., Suite 380, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. For questions, please contact at or bfogel@sfpe.org.