Recommended Practice for Commissioning of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).
What is NFPA 3?
Developed in response to a request from the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), NFPA 3 outlines the commissioning process and integrated testing of fire protection and life safety systems, to ensure systems perform in conformity with the design intent.
Official document scope
What does NFPA 3 address?
This recommended practice covers procedures, methods, and documentation, giving stakeholders a reliable way to verify that active and passive safety systems are optimized to function as intended. It also defines a commissioning team and spells out qualifications for team members.