Earning the right to be called a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) certainly has its rewards. The CFPS credential, which has been awarded to more than 2,000 professionals, is recognized around the world as a mark of achievement within the fire protection field.
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Who should become certified? Anyone who has responsibilities dealing with the application of fire safety, fire protection, prevention, and suppression technologies, including 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
How do you become certified? After meeting specific educational criteria, applicants must take an examination based on the content contained in NFPA’s Fire Protection Handbook. The three-hour open book test comprises 100 multiple-choice questions.
Today in Las Vegas, a primer is being conducted to offer CFPS applicants practical instruction to help them learn how to quickly locate information in the Fire Protection Handbook. Instructor Michael Kernan of the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute is leading the session.
Learn more about the CFPS program, including upcoming primer courses and exam dates.
Video: NFPA Certification Project Manager Laurent R. McDonald and CFPS Board Chair Bruce Clark talk about certification and why it plays an important role in the career development of a fire protection specialist.