October 21, 2015 -- The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the recognition of its certification team as a Pro Board accredited entity. Candidates who successfully complete the NFPA process for the Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I), Certified Fire Inspector II (CFI-II), or the Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) certifications will now be automatically registered with the Pro Board and will receive an NFPA certificate bearing the Pro Board logo.
“Our customers have been asking for Pro Board recognition of these three certifications for several years,” said Leon Katcharian, NFPA’s director of NFPA certifications. “We heard those requests and have worked diligently with the Pro Board team to meet their high accreditation standards.”
Entities that achieve Pro Board accreditation are recognized as having met the rigors of review by an independent organization, assuring candidates and governance bodies that the entity’s program meets the national standards. Obtaining Pro Board accreditation for the NFPA certification team involved an intensive review of examination content as well as all certification design, development, and delivery process and policies.
“It was very important to the Pro Board that our certification exams assess candidates at the appropriate level and are aligned to NFPA 1031, Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. It was equally important that our certification policy and procedures were fair to our customers while remaining thorough in execution,” said Katcharian.
“The Pro Board is globally recognized as the primary driver of accreditation in the fire service space,” says Chuck Stravin, vice president of Business Development and Business Operations at NFPA. “We are proud to align with them, and to deliver that level of recognition to our customers.”
See more information on Pro Board accreditation. Get more information on NFPA certifications aligned to Pro Board.
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