Are you a fire protection professional dedicated to curtailing physical and financial loss due to fire? Do you use the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook in your mission to accomplish this goal? Is a professional credential showing your commitment to both the fire protection mission and professional development something you’re looking for to further your career?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then you may be interested in learning more about the Board of Certified Fire Protection Specialists and the Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) credential.
Through CFPS certification, you can gain the knowledge and proficiency required to ensure the highest level of fire protection for your organization and facility. Certified Fire Protection Specialist is an internationally recognized American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited credential that speaks to your commitment to fire protection, and distinguishes you as someone who is willing to invest the time and effort to enhance your career.
The Certified Fire Protection Specialist Board was formed in 1971 for the purpose of documenting competency and offering professional recognition for individuals involved in fire protection, fire safety, and fire prevention. In 1998, CFPS and NFPA partnered to jointly offer this highly regarded certification program.
The CFPS credential has been awarded to more than 2,000 professionals and is internationally recognized as a mark of achievement within the fire protection field. Professionals holding this credential include risk managers, loss control specialists, fire officers, fire marshals, fire inspectors, safety managers, fire protection consultants, designers, code enforcers, loss prevention professionals, building code officials, commercial real estate managers and others who have responsibilities dealing with the application of fire safety, fire protection, prevention, and suppression technologies.
Click on this link to download a brochure containing information on the requirements and how to obtain the credential:
You can also find more detailed information at the NFPA Certification Website:
http://www.nfpa.org/categoryList.asp?categoryID=395&URL=Learning/Professional%20Development/Certification%20programs/CFPS or contact the certification staff at (617) 984-7484.