How to Apply for a Fire Prevention Officer Credential

How to apply for a Fire Prevention Officer Credential

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The Massachusetts Fire Prevention Officer Credential is issued by the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal. This is a multi-level training credential program and both level 1 and level 2 are good for 3 years and must submitted for re-credential to maintain an active status.

This credential program provides recognition of career excellence and achievement and encourages continued personal and professional development during a consecutive 36-month period. This includes remaining current and active with organizations and committees and by keeping certifications current. The goal is to assist the credentialed Fire Prevention Officer in maintaining a higher level of professionalism within the fire service.

In order to apply for the Fire Prevention Officer Credential you must be a member of the MA fire service.

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Registration and successful completion of each training activity is required to acquire your initial credential to the respective level.

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  1. Fire Prevention Officer - Basic Course (POB)

  2. Fire Prevention Officer Credential - Level 1

  3. Fire Prevention Officer Credential - Level 2

  4. Fire Prevention Officer Re-credential

    Fire Prevention Officer - Level 1
     

    The Fire Prevention Officer (FPO1) Credential designation is awarded to all Massachusetts Fire Service Personnel who have successfully completed the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Fire Prevention Officer – Level 1 training program.

    The Fire Prevention Officer (FPO1) Credential is NOT a certification and it is not equivalent to the Pro-Board Certification to the level of Fire Inspector I set forth by the NFPA Standard 1031 Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector.

    The re-credential application process is the ONLY eligible process to maintain your Fire Prevention Officer Credential. If you choose to retake the Fire Prevention Officer – Level 1 course, the points awarded for the class can be included in your re-credential application but will NOT re-credential you with a new expiration date.

    An individual wishing to maintain the Fire Prevention Officer Credential – Level 1 will be required to accumulate 36 points of approved attendance/activities in a consecutive 36-month period that begins on the date of issuance of the Fire Prevention Officer Credential.

    Once the Fire Prevention Officer – Level 2 designation is achieved, the Fire Prevention Officer – Level 1 designation no longer needs to be maintained.

     

    Fire Prevention Officer - Level 2

    The Fire Prevention Officer (FPO2) Credential designation is awarded to all Massachusetts Fire Service Personnel who have successfully completed the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Fire Prevention Officer – Level 2 training program.

    The Fire Prevention Officer (FPO2) Credential is NOT a certification and it is not equivalent to the Pro-Board Certification to the level of Fire Inspector II set forth by the NFPA Standard 1031 Professional Qualifications for Plan Examiner for Fire Inspector.

    The re-credential application process is the ONLY eligible process to maintain your Fire Prevention Officer Credential. If you choose to retake the Fire Prevention Officer – Level 2 course, the points awarded for the class can be included in your re-credential application but will NOT re-credential you with a new expiration date.

    An individual wishing to maintain the Fire Prevention Officer Credential – Level 2 will be required to accumulate 72 points of approved attendance/activities in a consecutive 36-month period that begins on the date of issuance of the Fire Prevention Officer Credential.

    Expired Credentials

    In the event a previously credentialed individual fails to acquire the minimum points in the consecutive 36-month period the Fire Prevention Officer Credential shall become void.

    An individual previously awarded credential by the State Fire Marshal who has allowed it to expire and wishes to have the credentialing reinstated will be required to comply with the current minimum standards established for “re-credentialing”. Minimum standards are defined as: accumulating the required points of approved attendance/activities in a consecutive 36-month period from the date of the submitted application.

    Credit will only be awarded for each of the categories if achieved during the consecutive 36-month period and cannot exceed the max points awarded per credential level per category as listed in the Application Directions.

    Additional Application Information

    Only currently approved trainings on the FPO Approved Training List can be included in your candidate the application.

    If you have taken a training that does not appear on the FPO Approved Training, you may download the Training Request for Credit application and submit it for consideration.

    The application must be completed it its entirety. Incomplete portfolios will delay processing and will not be accepted for review.

    Only the most current version of the application will be accepted.

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