NFPA Certification: Education, Experience and Examination

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Leon Katcharian, NFPA's Director of Certification


Certification matters. At NFPA, we understand how important your credibility is to your employers, your peers, and the public you serve. That’s why, as the code and standard developer and publisher, we offer Certification Programs that signify you have the experience, education, and knowledge it takes to handle the responsibilities of your job. Our Certification holders provide evidence of their education and experience by passing a rigorous examination required by NFPA as the certifying body.


Use this catalog as a guide to develop your career path. Inside this PDF, you’ll find a comprehensive profile of all current NFPA Certification Programs. You’ll learn exactly what steps to take to reach your career goals; the education you’ll need, the experience required, and how to apply for and complete the Certification process. Be sure to share this catalog with colleagues, so everyone in your organization can gain the professional recognition they deserve.


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New NFPA Certification Program. We recently launched our second electrical safety certification, the Certified Electrical Safety Worker (CESW) program detailed on page 3. This credential is based on the NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2015 Edition and is specifically designed to meet the requirements of electricians working with electrical power systems. If you work in the electrical field, be sure to take a look at this new certification as well as our existing Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional (CESCP) credential to see if you qualify for entry into these important programs.  


Whatever your professional goals, we’re here to assist you along the way. Don’t hesitate to ask us for guidance. Taking exams is now more convenient; in addition to written exams taken before an NFPA-approved proctor, we now offer online examinations at testing centers in over 300 cities in 19 countries.</p>