The NFPA Certified Sprinkler ITM Specialist (CSITMS) for Facility Managers program was created in 2016 after extensive market research was conducted with facility managers from a wide range of industries.
The research indicated a strong desire to have a credential that highlights their knowledge of the many challenges associated with a proper inspection, testing, and maintenance program for water-based fire protection systems, and how to keep their facilities in compliance with the 2014 edition of NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems.
The goals of this program are to:
- Recognize and provide evidence of competence with inspection, testing and maintenance of water-based fire protection systems, and how to keep facilities in compliance
- Ensure proficiency in the use of NFPA 25, Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-based Fire Protection Systems
- Enhance professionalism
- Promote professional development
- Ensure a uniform, fair process for certification that is accessible to everyone
Be recognized by your colleagues as an expert; Gain confidence in your abilities; Improve your job performance; Position yourself for career advancement; Certification holders also receive a CSITMS certificate