Construction Trade Exam Research Area

New Mexico
(MS-12) Fire Protection Systems

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Construction Industries
Regulation and Licensing Department

2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 476-4700
NM Regulation and Licensing Department

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2820 Broadbent Parkway
Suite E & F
Albuquerque, NM  87107
Phone: (877) 663-9267
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Exam Type


Exam Content

Subject Areas # of
Backflow Prevention 5
Hydraulic Calculations and Design 6
Residential Systems 5
Firepumps and Standpipes 8
Sprinkler Systems 15
Water Supply, Storage, and Distribution 5
General and Code Knowledge 18
Materials and Methods 8
Testing and Inspections (NFPA 25) 10

Total number of test questions: 80
Time allowed (minutes): 135
In addition to the trade-specific examination(s) you may be required to pass the Business and Law Exam offered by PSI or take an "approved" Business and Law Course.

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Books Permitted in the Exam

1. NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2007, NFPA NFPA Link
2. NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, 2009, NFPA NFPA Link
3. NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2008, NFPA NFPA Link
4. NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Up To and Including Four Stories in Height, 2002, NFPA NFPA Link
5. NFPA 15: Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection, 2007, NFPA. (The version shown in exam bulletin is incorrect, A 2009 version does not exist). NFPA Link
6. NFPA 14: Standard for the Installation of Standpipes and Hose Systems, 2007, NFPA NFPA Link
7. NFPA 20: Standard for the Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, 2007, NFPA NFPA Link
8. NFPA 13D: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2002, NFPA NFPA Link
9. Uniform Plumbing Code, 2012, IAPMO.
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10. NFPA 22: Standard for Water Tanks for Private Fire Protection, 2008, NFPA NFPA Link
11. NFPA 24: Standard for the Installation of Private Fire Service Mains and Their Appurtenances, 2007, NFPA NFPA Link
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