NFPA Technical Meeting (Tech Session)

NFPA Regulations

Regulations and agenda

Per the Regulations Governing the Development of NFPA Standards (Section 4.5), only Certified Amending Motions (with valid sign-in) and proper Follow-up Motions will be allowed during the NFPA Technical Meeting for standards processed in the Fall and Annual revision cycles.

The agenda for the Technical Meeting will be those standards with Certified Amending Motions as indicated in the Report of the Motions Committee on Certified Amending Motions.


Per the NFPA Bylaws, only NFPA Members of record 180 days before the opening of any Annual, Regular, Special, or Technical Meeting of the NFPA Membership who have duly registered and paid any registration fees for the meeting shall be entitled to vote at that meeting. Except as may be required by law or as may be provided in a Regulation or Standing Rule promulgated pursuant to Article 8 of these Bylaws, any action of the NFPA Voting Membership shall require the affirmative vote of a majority of the votes cast at the meeting.

Voting by proxy shall not be permitted, and the vote of each Voting NFPA Member shall be cast by that member individually. 

Upcoming NFPA Conference & Expo dates

  • Week of June 21, 2021, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • June 6-9, 2022, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
  • June 19-22, 2023, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • June 17-20, 2024, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • June 9-12, 2025, San Antonio, TX


The NFPA Technical Meeting, also known as "Tech Session", is an important element in the standards development process.  The Tech Session ensures that consensus is achieved on proposed changes to NFPA Standards prior to Standards Council review. During this meeting, supporters and opponents of certified motions voice their opinions and NFPA members are given an opportunity to vote on proposed changes. NFPA Technical Meetings are held annually at the NFPA Conference & Expo.

Orlando, FL, Annual 2020

San Antonio, TX, Annual 2019

Las Vegas, NV, Annual 2018

Boston, MA, Annual 2017

 Las Vegas, NV, Annual 2016