About NFPA - CFPS Certification

Based on NFPS’s review: CFPS® certification holders attain the knowledge and proficiency required to ensure the highest level of fire protection for organization and facility. Certified Fire Protection Specialist is an internationally recognized credential commitment to fire protection, and distinguishes you as someone who is willing to invest the time and effort to enhance your career. Certificate holders come from a wide variety of disciplines including the fire service, insurance, design, manufacturing, consulting, and asset, property, and facilities management fields.

Why do we need training for CFPS?

This workshop places an emphasis on the creation of learning and understanding environment opportunities, coupled with students taking full responsibility for their own performance by analyzing the structured training format in achieving the pass mark in the CFPS examination.

The aims and objectives of this training are to assist delegates gain further knowledge and understanding of

  • 1.How examination questions are formatted
  • 2.How to understand question content
  • 3.How to manage the allotted time
  • 4.Important areas of study
  • 5.Percentages of areas of study in relation to percentage from each section where questions are asked
  • 6.Understanding the overall fire and life safety concept
  • 7.Familiarize candidates with the NFPA Fire Protection Handbooks Volume I and II.

Benefits of CFPS

CFPS Certificate holders come from a variety of disciplines including the fire service, insurance, design, manufacturing, consulting, property and facilities management fields as well as others who have responsibilities dealing with the application of fire safety, fire protection, prevention, and suppression technologies.

CFPS certification provides two distinct opportunities for candidates. First, the process provides the individual with a period of self-assessment and self-improvement during the process of preparing for the examination and documenting professional experience. Second, achievement of certification provides the individual with recognition by his or her peers and employers or potential employers.

Certifications are becoming more prevalent in our society as technology increases and the demand for competent people is greater

CFPS Professional credentials provide employers and employees with recognition for the time and training undertaken to develop expertise within a specific field

Widely accepted in Healthcare industries, Insurance, Consulting, contracting and architectural field.

Key Features

  • 40 Hours intense exam preparation workshop
  • 20th Edition fire protection handbook
  • Complete exam assistance

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to take the CFPS examination, candidates must demonstrate on the CFPS application that they meet one of the following criteria:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, technology, or other related discipline from an accredited college or university, plus two years of verifiable work experience dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial. Copy of college diploma or transcript AND Resume are required.

Associate’s degree in engineering, technology or other related discipline from an accredited college or university, plus four years of verifiable work experience dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial.

High school diploma + 6 years of verifiable work experience dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial.

CFPS examination

The three-hour open book CFPS examination comprises 100 multiple-choice questions. The examination is based on a job analysis of fire protection specialists

Application/exam fee - $350; Annual renewal fee - $125; Retest fee - $125

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