Standards development process
One of the most notable features about NFPA’s code development process is that it is open and consensus-based. That means anybody can participate in the development of these important documents. All NFPA codes and standards are periodically reviewed by more than 8,500 volunteer committee members with a wide range of professional expertise.
NFPA Standards Directory
A free guide to the NFPA standards process. Includes rules and guidelines, Technical projects and scopes, revision cycle schedules for processing Committee reports, and much more.
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Understand the process
Our free brochure, "An Introduction to the NFPA Standards Development Process" explains - step-by-step - how all NFPA standards are revised and updated every three to five years, in revision cycles that begin twice each year.
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