What does a certification from NFPA mean to your career and your community?

Blog Post created by seanryan Employee on Mar 12, 2013

A lot of people hear the NFPA name and immediately think of codes and standards. Others think of training seminars related to the codes and standards. What you may not know is that NFPA offers four different professional certification programs including:

Certified Fire Protection Specialist

Certified Fire Plan Examiner I

Certified Fire Inspector I

Certified Fire Inspector II

What does a certification from NFPA mean to your career and your community? Here's a quick profile of one of our Certified Fire Protection Specialists.

Name: Peter Cutrer, CFPS, CFI I, II and CFPE 200x200 PCutrer (3)

Title: Fire Marshal

Location: Sanford, ME

Industry: Public Safety/Fire Department

Where and when did you take your last NFPA certification class?

New Jersey - two years ago

How has NFPA certification changed your career?

"I have been able to provide plans review for the city of Sanford and also teach other area towns on the principles of inspection/review."

"I was appointed to serve on two technical committees for NFPA."

"The biggest benefit of NFPA certification is being self confident in my code decisions as well as offer code approved alternatives to the customer."