How to apply for a Fire Prevention Officer Credential

How to apply for a Fire Prevention Officer Credential

Fire Prevention Officer Credential Support

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What you need

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 I and level II are good for 3 years and can be renewed.

It is an effort to acknowledge the fire prevention officers committed to their professional development. It is not the intent to set standards or qualifications for an individual to hold the designation of Fire Prevention Officer but to establish credentials based on education, training and experience criteria relevant to serving as the fire prevention officer.

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

How to apply

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

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Next steps

  1. Apply for Fire Prevention Officer - Basic Credential

    Register for the Fire Prevention Officer Basic Training Activity.

  2. Apply for Fire Prevention Officer - Level I Credential

    Register for the Fire Prevention Officer Level I Training Activity.

  3. Apply for Fire Prevention Officer - Level II Credential

    Register for the Fire Prevention Officer Level II Training Activity.

  4. Fire Prevention Officer Recredential

    The Re-Credential Process is only to maintain your level I or level II credential.

    Only the highest level credential needs to be maintained and renewed.

    The Re-Credential Application Process is the ONLY eligible process to be re-credentialed at your current level. If you choose to retake the Fire Prevention Officer – Level I or Level II courses, the points awarded for the class can be used in your re-credential application but will NOT re-credential you with a new expiration date.

    Download the current application for recredential. Only the most current version of the application will be accepted. All previous versions will not be accepted or honored.

    The Fire Prevention Officer Level I and Level II Credential expire after 36 months. Anyone wishing to maintain their level I and level II credentials must accumulate 36 points or 72 points, respectively, of approved attendance and activities in a consecutive 36-month period that begins on the date the latest credential was issued.

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

    Anyone wishing to reinstate an expired credential must comply with the current minimum standards established for “re-credentialing”.

    Minimum standards are defined as: accumulating the required points of approved attendance and activities in a consecutive 36-month period from the date of the submitted application and not prior to the date the latest credential was issued.

    Download the current FPO Approved Training List and see if you have taken any of these trainings. Only currently approved trainings can be listed on the application for consideration.

    If you have taken a training that does not appear on the approved list that you think should be considered you may download the Training Request for Credit application.

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