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Volunteer's needed for Fire Protection PE Exam Developement

07/05/2018 10:54 AM | Jared Thibodaux (Administrator)

SFPE National is asking for volunteers from Licensed PE Members.

See below.

As background, the October 2018 administration of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) fire protection engineering professional licensing exam will be the inaugural administration for the most recent exam blueprint.  Upon completion of the October 2018 exam, the cut score, which is the lowest raw score required to pass the exam, must be established.

WHAT: A procedure called a standard-setting study is used to establish the cut score for benchmark exams or for exams to which the equating process is not applicable. The benchmark exam is the first administration of a new exam or the first exam after a specification change. For subsequent administrations, the equivalent standard is maintained by statistical equating.

WHO:  The standard-setting study is conducted with 10-15 practicing licensed professional engineers who are familiar with the level of knowledge a minimally competent candidate should possess to satisfy this step in the licensing process.  This cadre must be diverse in field of practice, business sector, years, of experience, gender and geography.  Volunteers will be evaluated and accepted on a first come, first serve basis, with a need to ensure an inclusive and representative distribution.

WHEN: The cut score session will take place in on November 28-29, 2018. Both days will be all day sessions and volunteers must attend both days.

WHERE: Chicago, Illinois

Anyone interested in participating or nominating someone from their company to participate in this exam standard-setting study, can please feel free to contact me, Mr. Tony Militello, PE., at:

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