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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of a subscription?
Do you offer multi-year subscriptions?

What does the subscription include?
How many people can access an Electronic subscription?
What are the benefits of the Electronic format?
Can I print or copy and paste code information?
Is the Electronic format reliable?
Do you offer technical support?
Can I conduct searches?
How often is the NFCSS updated?
If I am a member, do I have automatic access to the codes?
What are the available format options for the NFCSS?


What is the cost of a subscription? Do you offer multi-year subscriptions?
The cost of a 1-year subscription:
  • Electronic NFCSS All Access: $1,795.00
  • Electronic NFCSS (codes & standards only): $950.00
  • Print: $1,075.00 (plus a 2% handling charge)
  • NFPA members receive a 10% discount
We also offer 2- and 3-year subscriptions. For more information, visit
www.nfpacatalog.org

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What does the subscription include?
Your subscription includes the latest editions of all the nearly 300 NFPA® codes and standards. The Electronic format also includes previous editions of the code and is automatically updated online so subscribers receive updates first. Editions are available to view online or download as a PDF. The NFCSS All Access option contains all Electronic format content in addition to NFPA Handbooks and Annotated Editions online and in PDF. For the print version, updates are received every six months as loose-leaf pages with instructions on updating your binder.

Please note: Downloaded PDFs must be opened for the first time while connected to the Internet to activate for offline use. Customers that renew their subscription, will need to re-active downloaded PDFs for offline use as well. Access to codes online and in PDFs requires an active subscription.

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How many people can access an Electronic subscription?
The Electronic format with the National Fire Codes® Subscription Service is a single-user service. This means that only one person may use the login and password.

For a site license, which allows multi-person access to the codes, please contact Bill Mello at wmello@nfpa.org or (800) 344-3555 to discuss your organization's needs. You can also visit
www.nfpa.org/nfcssmu for additional information.

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What are the benefits of the Electronic format?
The Electronic format gives you the ability to access codes and standards anywhere - any time. You can view codes online or download PDFs of individual documents to your computer for access to up-to-the minute information whether you're connected to the Internet or not.

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Can I print or copy and paste code information?
With the Electronic format, both online content and PDF documents have printing and copy/paste functionality.

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Is the Electronic format reliable?
Yes. NFPA recommends using Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher or FireFox 1.5 or higher.

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Do you offer technical support?
Yes. Customer service is available at 1-800-344-3555 or 1-617-770-3000 (outside the U.S. and Canada) Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm ET. Email support is also available Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm ET at
nfcsupport@nfpa.org

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Can I conduct searches?
PDF content can be searched using the find box in the Adobe Reader toolbar.

Online content can be searched by document range, document number, title keyword or general keyword or phrase.

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How often is the NFCSS updated?
For the Electronic format, updated codes are added online as soon as they
are ready, and if you subscribe to the RSS feed you will have automatic notification when these updates are completed. For the print version, updated codes are sent to subscribers every 6 months.

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If I am a member, do I have automatic access to the codes?
The NFCSS is a separate service provided by the NFPA and is not included in membership dues.

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What are the available format options for the NFCSS?
There is an electronic NFCSS format, NFCSS All Access which includes Handbooks and Annotated Editions, or the codes-only NFCSS option. There is also a print format available. Access to the Electronic format is through the NFCSS web page with a login name and password. The Print version is contained in 18 loose-leaf binders.

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You're already on your way to a more convenient, more efficient, safer use of National Fire Codes®.Never fall behind on codes and standards changes or miss a critical update again with the annual subscription service from the source for code information, NFPA®.



Select your subscription format and activate your subscription now:

$1,615.50 Members $1,795.00 Non-members
NFCSS All Access contains all features and content that the Electronic NFCSS offers plus NFPA Handbooks and Annotated Editions online and in PDFs. Handbooks and Annotated Editions provide full code or standard text for easy reference; shaded commentary; examples of correct applications; and hundreds of photos, tables, diagrams and charts. Written by leading authorities, Handbooks help explain the rationale and intent behind the code to help eliminate confusion.
NFCSS All Access helps assure complete, confident compliance.
Requires Internet connection and Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher OR FireFox 1.5 or higher.

$855.00 Members $950.00 Non-members
Your Electronic subscription is available anytime and anywhere - you can access codes online or download PDFs you need for access on your job site. Updates are automatically incorporated.
Requires Internet connection and Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher OR FireFox 1.5 or higher.

$967.50 Members $1,075.00 Non-members
Conduct in-depth research with nearly 300 NFPA documents in sturdy loose-leaf binders plus a Master Index. New material arrives twice a year, along with instructions for bringing binders up-to-date.

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