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Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)



The Certified Fire Protection Specialist Board (CFPS) 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 Board credential has been awarded to more than 2,000 professionals and is internationally recognized as a mark of achievement within the fire protection field. This group of professionals includes 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.

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. 


Watch a brief interview with CFPS certification holder, Jim Mundy.

Enter CFPS Online services. To obtain your Username or Password, please contact the CFPS office. If you’re a first time visitor to CFPS Online Services, you must register.  

Contact CFPS
NFPA Certification Department, 1 Batterymarch Park, Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: +1 617 984-7484; Fax: +1 617 984-7127

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