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Invitation to Participate in Fire Protection Professional Activities and Knowledge Study

Tuesday, January 17, 2017  
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Dear Colleague,


The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is currently seeking those working in the field of fire protection engineering to participate in a Professional Activities and Knowledge Study.


The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Survey (NCEES) will use the results provide by licensed engineers to develop the specification, for the Fire Protection Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam beginning in 2018. SFPE will use the results from all respondents, including licensed and unlicensed engineers, to inform a professional competency model for the profession. Both of these efforts are critical to engineering a fire safe world.


Participants will complete an online survey about the various professional activities and knowledge/skills required of a fire protection engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience. The survey can be completed in approximately 15-25 minutes.


To access the online form, click on the following URL or copy the URL to your Web browser:


If you encounter any technical difficulties with completing the survey online or have questions regarding the survey content, you may contact the survey development team. Please be sure to identify the survey you are taking (NCEES Fire Protection PAKS Survey). E-mail: or Telephone: (443) 455-6260. Please leave a voice mail message. You will receive a response within 24 hours, Monday through Friday (except holidays).


Your completed survey should be submitted by Monday, February 13, 2017 (8:00 p.m. ET).


Your participation is vital to ensuring the study and subsequent activities are a success. Thank you very much for devoting your discretionary time to the advancement of our profession.



Anthony J. Militello, P.E., CSP, FSFPE
Chair of the SFPE Standing Committee on Professional Qualifications

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