Standing Committees

Each committee is led by a committee chair, or co-chairs, and has a staff liaison assigned to it. To join a standing committee or subcommittee, you must be logged in to your member profile. Click here and navigate to "Committee Request" under "Forms." The Board of Directors will review applications and make appointments on a rolling basis.

On January 9, 2019, the SFPE Committee Operations Manual was adopted.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


  • Course Content and Delivery
    • Content Development Teams (CDTs)
  • Conferences, Workshops, and Symposia
  • Emerging Professionals of SFPE (EPS)
  • PE Exam Review Preparation

Membership and Chapter Relations (CMC)


  • Awards
  • Chapter Relations
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Fire Service
  • Membership Growth and Engagement
  • Qualifications
  • Student Outreach

Professional Qualifications (CPQ)


  • Curricula & Accreditation
  • PE Exam Development
  • Competency &Credentialing
  • Professional Ethics and Standard of Conduct
  • Engineering Practice

Research, Tools & Methods (RTM)


  • Codes and Standards Liaison
  • Research and Innovation
  • Standards and Guidelines Development
    • Standards Committee on Performance-Based Design
    • Standards Committee on Calculating Fire Exposure to Structures
    • Standards Committee on Design Fire Scenarios
    • Task Group on Fire Safety for Very Tall Buildings 
    • Task Group on Peer Review
    • Task Group on Human Behavior in Fires
    • Task Group on Fire Risk Assessment
  • Standards Oversight
  • Existing Building Task Group

Nominations Committee