CFPS Training And 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 4,000 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.

    The purpose of the CFPS examination is to provide a basis for determining the competency of candidates seeking the Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) designation. The current body of knowledge for the examination is the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, 20th edition
  • Safety in the Built Environment (2%)
  • Basics of Fire and Fire Science (10%)
  • Information and Analysis for Fire Protection (3%)
  • Human Behavior in Fire Emergencies (5%)
  • Fire Prevention (10%)
  • Facility Fire Hazard Management (10%)
  • System Approaches to Property Classes (8%)
  • Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services (5%)
  • Materials, Products and Environments (10%)
  • Detection and Alarm (10%)
  • Water-Based Suppression (17%)
  • Fire Suppression without Water (5%)
  • Confining Fires (5%)

    The aim of a fire protection system is to protect a building's occupants and minimise the damage associated with fire. Overall, the goal is to provide the widest possible window for a safe evacuation, whilst also reducing potential repair costs. Fire protection systems can be categorised as either active or passive. Fire safety training is essential for ensuring the safety and well-being of all employees in the workplace. By providing training, employees are made aware of fire hazards and risks, as well as taught how to prevent fires and respond effectively in case of an emergency.

    A fire protection system can go a long way in ensuring that the workers remain safe from the fire. A fire safety system has a number of components or tools that the workers can use. Using these tools, the worker can successfully put out fires or at least control them until help arrives.