Fire Safety Engineering Certification Program

1.Basic Details:

2.Program Graduate Competencies:

3.The Training Plan:

4.Assessment Criteria

5.Certification issued

6.Eligibility Criteria for Registration to Program:


8.Cost for Fire Safety Engineering Certification

9.Course Descriptions


1.  Basic Details:

  • Total Program duration: 12 Weekly Modules
  • Designed for Engineers and Technicians working in Fire Protection and looking for professional certification

The program will include:

Class Room Training Modules

  1. Fire Safety Technical Training Modules
Practical Training
  1. Hands on Training in Training Center Laboratories
2.  Program Graduate Competencies:

The graduates of this program will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate use of fire prevention equipment and techniques, use of fire codes, their standard interpretation and compliance to architects, builders, and other construction personnel.
  2. Inspect buildings or building designs to determine fire protection system requirements and potential problems in areas such as water supplies, exit locations, and construction materials. 
  3. Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards.
  4. Design fire detection equipment, alarm systems, and fire extinguishing devices and systems.
  5. Prepare and write reports detailing specific fire prevention and protection issues, such as work performed, revised codes or standards, and proposed review schedules. 
  6. Determine causes of fires and ways in which they could have been prevented and causes of operational problems or failures.
  7. Direct the modification, installation, maintenance, and operation of fire protection systems.
  8. Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities.
  9. Develop plans for the prevention of destruction by fire.
  10. Prepare detailed work plans.
  11. Discuss safety regulations and recommend changes as necessary.
   l. Study the relationships between ignition sources and materials to determine how fires start.

3.  The Training Plan: 
  1. There will be total 11 training modules and each module will be for one week (except module for fire protection system II will be for two weeks).
  2. The daily teaching hours for each training module will be six hours daily so total hours for each module will be 30 hours.
  3. The modules will also be scheduled during whole year to make it easy for engineers and technicians to attend at different times as per their convenience from work hours and commitment with job. Those who will complete all modules will be awarded with certificate.

    Week #


    Module Title

    1.       FST 101 Fire Behavior and Combustion
    2.       FST 102 Hazardous Materials Chemistry
    3.       FST 103 Life Safety Principles
    4.       FST 104 Building Construction for Fire Protection
    5.       FST 105 Fire Alarm Signaling systems
    6.       FST 106 Fire Protection Hydraulics and water supply
    7.       FST 111 Fire Protection Systems I
    FST 112
    Fire Protection Systems II
    9.       Fire Protection Systems II (continued)
    10.     FST 113 Fire Protection Design
    11.     FST 114 Principle of Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement
    12.     FST 115 Fire Plans Review
    ​Total Hours of Program                                        ​360 Hours


4.     Assessment Criteria

Each module will be followed with final examination on last day of module and candidates will be required to pass all modules for professional certificate of educational achievement.


5.   Certification issued

Certificate of Attendance will be provided to all candidates who will attend program.

The candidate who will be successful in all modules will be issued with "Certified Fire Safety Engineering Specialist".


6.    Eligibility Criteria for Registration to Program:

To be eligible to enroll for Fire Engineering Certification program, must meet one of the following criteria: -

1.    To be Qualified to work in Civil Defense Consultant office after completion of certification program, the candidate must have Bachelor Degree in Electrical, Mechanical and Architectural Engineering

JIC and SASF also offers program to candidates with following requirements.

2.    Bachelor's degree in engineering, technology, or other related discipline from an accredited college or university.

3.    Associate's degree in engineering, technology or other related discipline from an accredited college or university, plus two years of verifiable work experience dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial.

4.    High school diploma, plus four years of verifiable work experience dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial.


7.  Partnership

The Fire and Safety Engineering Certification Program is offered in partnership with Saudi Association of Safety and Fire, and Civil Defense.


8.    Cost for Fire Safety Engineering Certification

Certification Program Duration Individual Participants Group of Participants (4-9) Group of Participants (10+)

SASF Members

(Saudi Association of Safety and Fire)

Fire Safety Engineering Certification Program
12 weeks

SR 25,000

SR 23,500

SR 22,000

SR 22,000


Course Descriptions

(1) Fire Behavior and Combustion

This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fire starts, spreads, and is controlled. Following an overview of chemistry and physics of fire, the students are taught in basics of heat transfer, combustion processes, and fire extinguishment chemistry, common fire extinguishing agents, fire characteristics of gaseous, liquid and solid combustibles.  

(2) Hazardous Materials Chemistry

This course deals with basic chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including recognition, identification, reactivity, and health hazards. Students are taught in MSDS, NFPA system of identifying potential hazards, and impact of heat on human body. 

(3) Life Safety Principles

The course introduces the fundamentals of Life Safety in buildings. This course addresses the basic measurements shall be considered such as construction, occupancy specifications & protection elements necessary to reduce & mitigate the danger to lives from the effect of fire & combustion products like smoke, heat & extremely toxic gases. The course enhances the understanding of how to perform means of egress prediction & calculation & required ITM program to be carried to ensure safety of lives & buildings.

(4) Building Construction for Fire Protection

This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.

(5) Fire Alarm Signaling System

This course enables students to acquire knowledge and hands-on experience in modern fire alarm technology, such as fire signatures, emergency communication systems, fire alarm components and circuits, fire alarm signal initiation, fire alarm transmission and processing methods, fire detection system design. Students learn to prepare fire alarm signaling system engineering documents and plan review.   

(6) Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply Analysis

The course provides understanding of use of water in fire protection, and the hydraulic principles in analyzing and solving problems which may occur in water supply systems. Topics include water supply systems, industrial fire pumps and their installation, fire pump testing and maintenance, calculations for automatic sprinkler systems.

(7) Fire Protection Systems I

This first course of a two-part fire protection systems course will familiarize the students with the various types of fire protection systems found in public and private buildings. Students get an overview of fire detection and suppression systems and are taught in components of the systems comprising detection and alarm systems, smoke management systems, the water supply systems complete with fire pumps. 

(8) Fire Protection Systems II

This second course of a two-part fire protection systems course will familiarize the students with the various types of fire protection systems found in public and private buildings. Students are taught in various fire suppression systems such as automatic sprinkler systems, special extinguishing systems, and portable fire extinguishers.

(9) Fire Protection Design

In this course students will prepare code compliant working drawings and perform calculations of sprinkler systems using advanced software packages. They will also learn of the methodical approaches in the design and calculations of commonly encountered fire protection systems.

(10) Principles of Fire Prevention and Code Enforcement

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of the role of code enforcement in a comprehensive fire prevention program. Students will learn to identify appropriate codes to requirements of the built environment, and the professional development process for the code enforcement practitioners. 

 (11) Fire Plans Review

In this course the students learn the application of relevant fire codes and standards to a building's fire protection features which include design of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and egress arrangement through the evaluation of 2D drawings and schematics.