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Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)

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ISO/IEC 17024
Personnel Certification

The Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) credential was created in 1971 for the purpose of documenting competency and offering professional recognition for individuals involved in curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial.

Since then, CFPS has been awarded to more than 5,000 people who have demonstrated a level of professionalism through applied work experience, related education opportunities, and successful completion of a certification examination. This group of professionals includes risk managers, loss control specialists, fire officers, fire marshals, fire inspectors, safety managers, fire protection consultants, designers, engineers, code enforcers, facility managers and others who have responsibilities dealing with the application of fire safety, protection, prevention, and suppression technologies.

Important Announcement

NFPA is currently transitioning to a new Certification Management System and Certificant Database to offer you an improved user experience and even greater control over your personal certification journey. During this transition period we are adjusting our application process for initial applications, re-test applications, and annual renewals.

Rest assured, we are still accepting applications and processing forms while using this interim process. Detailed instructions are on the forms accessible via the links below.

Additionally, during this transition, the Online Registry and Directory will be offline.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and we expect this disruption will only last a few weeks. Updates will be posted here.

Thank you for your patience with this interim process.

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Find a test center near you
To locate a computer-based testing center near you, visit the test center website.
Important information for all CFPS Certificate holders

CFPS has transitioned from paper-based mail through the postal service to electronic notification. E-mail is now our sole method of correspondence. In an effort to ensure information of importance to applicants and CFPS Certificate Holders, it is imperative each one of you verify all your contact information. Of particular importance is the verification of your email address.  

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