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NFPA -Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)

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.


CFPS Course Outline: –

Safety in the Built Environment

         Identify challenges to safety in the built environment

         Apply fundamentals of safe building design

         Be familiar with the local and regional codes and standards for the built environment

Basics of Fire and Fire Science

         Identify the chemistry and physics of fire

         Identify dynamics of fire growth

Information and Analysis for Fire Protection

         Conduct fire loss investigation

         Collect and use fire incident data and statistics

         Conduct fire analysis

         Apply data and analysis


Human Behavior in Fire Emergencies

         Identify principles of human behavior and fire

         Identify concepts of egress design

         Use calculation methods for egress prediction

Fire Prevention

         Develop policies, procedures, and training programs to inform and educate population in fire

         Prevention principles and fire and life safety practices

         Understand proper design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems and appliances

         Identify the components that, alone or in combination, form emergency and standby power


         Understand the dynamics of heating systems

         Identify basic components of and the hazards associated with ‘hot work’ and the following

         Manufacturing processes:

         Practice proper storage and handling procedures

         Identify the fire hazards of grinding processes

         Identify common types of refrigeration and associated hazards

         Identify the unique hazards of semiconductor manufacturing

         Identify fire prevention housekeeping basics

         Initiate and track corrective action for life safety and fire protection deficiencies and coordinate hazard abatement solutions with building managers, physical plant personnel, and engineering department

         Safety Control Systems

 Facility Fire Hazard Management

         Possess knowledge of property fire insurance, building construction and/or field experience in

         performing fire/property surveys involving detailed analyses

         Be able to observe, examine, inspect, gather data and describe all aspects of a

         property/building and business

         Conduct complex inspection surveys of commercial and residential properties to evaluate

         Physical characteristics of a property and business

         Understand and apply related NFPA standards and company requirements and standards

         Possess knowledge of fire services, environmental hazards, and building construction

         Oversee acquisition, installation, operation, maintenance and disposition of building

         Manage the maintenance of building structures

         Evaluate code, law, and regulation compliance of a facility’s operations

         Develop and manage emergency preparedness procedures and assure all emergency

         Understand public protection class and municipal and private water systems

System Approaches to Property Classes

         Assess life safety as it relates to

         Understand fire protection in special occupancies

         Understand fire protection in warehouse and storage operations

         Understand fire protection of electronic equipment

Organizing for Fire and Rescue Services

         Perform pre-incident planning for industrial and commercial facilities

         Understand operations of fire loss prevention and emergency organizations

         Understand operations of emergency medical services

         Understand municipal fire prevention and code enforcement operations

         Train fire and emergency services

         Understand operations of fire department facilities and fire training facilities

         Understand operations of public emergency services communication systems

         Understand fire department apparatus and equipment

         Understand the use and function of fire and emergency services protective clothing and protective equipment

         Evaluate fire department resources and the placement thereof

Materials, Products and Environments

         Understand the hazards

         Understand explosion prevention and protection 16 © National Fire Protection Association. All rights reserved

         Understand the precautionary need for various types of air-moving equipment

         Selection, operation, and maintenance of materials-handling equipment

  Detection and Alarm

         Understand operational characteristics of the modern fire alarm systems

         Understand operational characteristics and proper application of automatic fire detectors

         Understand the benefits and requirements of fire alarm systems interfaced to other systems

         Understand inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems

         Plan and administer surveillance and fire guard services for fire protection

         Provide plans review for detection and alarm systems

Water-Based Suppression

         Evaluate need for water distribution systems

         Provide plans review for water-based systems

         Identify and understand water supply system requirements

         Identify and understand design criteria for hydraulics for fire protection

         Determine water supply adequacy

         Identify and understand the operating principles of stationary fire pumps

         Understand fine water mist systems and their applications

         Identify and understand the operating principles of automatic sprinkler systems

Fire Suppression without Water

         Identify and understand halogen and direct halogen replacement agents and systems

         Provide plans review for non-water-based systems

         Identify and understand the properties, proper use/application, and the limitations of carbon dioxide extinguishing agents and application systems

         Identify and understand the properties, proper use/application, and the limitations of both dry and wet chemical extinguishing agents and application systems

         Identify and understand the basic characteristics and applications of various foam

         extinguishing agents and the methods for producing fire-fighting foam systems

         Identify and understand proper use and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers

         Identify and understand the proper extinguishing agents and application techniques for combustible metal fires

         Care and maintenance of non-water-based extinguishing systems

Confining Fires

         Understand building construction elements for fire protection

         Understand the following elements of confinement of fire in buildings

         Identify and describe the structural damage factors to be evaluated after a fire

         Identify fire hazards of construction, alteration and demolition of buildings




How to become certified?


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.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to take the CFPS examination, candidates must demonstrate on the CFPS examination application that they meet one of the following criteria.

  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Fire Protection-related discipline* from an accredited college or university, including degrees in engineering fields that are applied to the practice of fire protection; plus TWO years of verifiable work experience dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial.
  2.  Associate’s degree in a Fire Protection-related discipline* from an accredited college or university, or a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any unrelated field; plus FOUR years of verifiable work experience dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial.
  3. High school diploma or equivalent, plus SIX years of verifiable work experience dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial.

*Examples include degrees in Fire Protection Engineering, Fire Science, Fire Protection Technology, and Fire Service Administration. Examples of engineering fields that are frequently applied to the practice of fire protection include, but are not limited to, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, and Electrical engineering.

Question: What is work experience dedicated to curtailing fire loss, both physical and financial?

Answer: This covers a wide variety of jobs, roles, and industries. If your primary job role involves reducing the risk of fire occurring (design engineering, inspections and code enforcement, etc.), or reducing physical damage, loss of life, or financial loss in the event of a fire (fire service, risk engineering, fire protection system design/installation, etc.), your work experience will apply.


CFPS examination

The three-hour open book CFPS examination is comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions. The examination is based on a job analysis of fire protection specialists. The examination questions are referenced in the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook


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