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.

Other resources

  • Technical Meeting Convention Rules (PDF, 83 KB)


Upcoming NFPA Conference & Expo dates

  • June 11-14, 2018, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • June 17-20, 2019, Henry B. Gonzàlez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
  • June 14-17, 2020, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

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.

San Antonio, TX, Annual 2019

  • Download the Agenda for this year's Tech Session on June 20, 2019 (PDF, Updated 6/13/2019)
  • The order of the 11 NFPA Standards with motions eligible for presentation and action, starting at 8:00 a.m. on June 20, 2019:
  • NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
  • NFPA 302, Fire Protection Standard for Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft
  • NFPA 654, Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids
  • NFPA 130, Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems
  • NFPA 502, Standard for Road Tunnels, Bridges, and Other Limited Access Highways
  • NFPA 1961, Standard on Fire Hose
  • NFPA 1851, Standard on Selection, Care, and Maintenance of Protective Ensemble for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting
  • NFPA 58, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code
  • NFPA 801, Standard for Fire Protection for Facilities Handling Radioactive Materials
  • NFPA 855, Standard for Installation of Stationary Energy Storage Systems
  • NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®

Las Vegas, NV, Annual 2018

Boston, MA, Annual 2017

 Las Vegas, NV, Annual 2016  

Chicago, IL, Annual 2015

Las Vegas, NV, Annual 2014

Chicago, IL, Annual 2013

Las Vegas, NV, Annual 2012