SFPE is the professional organization that include fire protection engineers, fire safety engineers, fire engineers, and allied professionals. Join over 4,500 colleagues in over 65 countries who believe in engineering a fire safe world. SFPE pursues its vision by serving its members and customers globally through world-class information, education, credentialing and advocacy. Connect with the best minds in fire protection and fire safety engineering, advance your career, and make a difference by getting involved. Our strength and the future of the profession rely on the innovative thinking and active participation of engineers - just like you. Discover SFPE member benefits that are most relevant to you.

Benefits of Membership

  • Life-long alliances through networking opportunities
  • Credibility you need to advance your career
  • Knowledge of new industry developments
  • Continuing education programs (webinars, conferences, seminar, and much more)
  • Promote career opportunities for the future of the profession
  • Development of the SFPE Fire Protection Engineering Handbook, standards and guides - the body of knowledge for the profession
  • Opportunities through SFPE's web site postings
  • Technical expertise from SFPE publications, such as SFPE's Journal Fire Technology, Fire Protection Engineering Magazine, SFPE Europe Magazine, and Emerging Trends Newsletter.
  • Set the standards for higher education programs
  • 20% discount on all SFPE publications
  • Discounts on conferences and continuing education programs
  • 15% discount on Fire and Evacuation Modeling Technical Conference 

Member Grades

There are four grades of SFPE membership. Any member in good standing, with the exception of Student Member, is entitle to one vote in the affairs of the Society and may hold elective office in the Society.


A Student member shall be enrolled full time in an engineering curriculum or an engineering technology curriculum and not have full-time employment. Proof of student status is required annually in addition to a completed student application.

Member (MSFPE)

A member shall be a person who supports the goals and objectives of the Society. Membership starts immediately upon completing the online member application and submission of dues payment. Once a member meets the qualifications for the grade of Professional member, he/she can apply to upgrade to the Professional Member grade. The Qualifications Board reviews applications for upgrade on a quarterly basis.

Professional (PMSFPE)

Information about the process of upgrading to professional membership is available in the Member Resource section.

Fellow (FSFPE)

Information about the process of becoming a Fellow is available in the Member Resource section.

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If you have any questions about membership, please contact Julie A. Gordon, CMP at (301) 915-9721 or All completed forms can also be sent to Julie A. Gordon via email or to HQ.

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