Plan Examiner utilizes NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner Professional Qualifications (2014) to provide the qualifications for State Fire Training's Plan Examiner Certification. These qualifications are documented in the Plan Examiner Certification Training Standards (CTS). State Fire Training coordinated the development of the CTS guide, certification, and associated curriculum. The Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) and the State Board of Fire Services (SBFS) recommended these standards and qualifications for adoption by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).
Plan Examiner is the only certification in the California Plan Examiner professional certification series. The requirements for this certification can be found in the SFT Procedures Manual. The Plan Examiner Implementation Plan was developed to provide detailed information regarding how and when the transition to this new certification will go into effect. To apply for this certification, please review and complete the documentation below.