NFPA launches a new certification on emergency and standby power.

Blog Post created by erikholden Employee on Sep 8, 2016


As the remnants of hurricane Hermine passed by Massachusetts this week, my town experienced a brief power outage. The timing of this outage was somewhat fortuitous, as it got me thinking about NFPA's latest certification for facility managers on emergency and standby power, which was scheduled to launch the very next day.


The Certified Emergency Power Systems Specialist (CEPSS) certification, was created to provide facility managers with a means to demonstrate their knowledge of the challenges associated with the installation, maintenance, operation and testing requirements for emergency and standby power systems. It also helps facility managers demonstrate that they know what it takes to keep their facilities in compliance with the 2016 editions of NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems and NFPA 111, Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby Power Systems.


The Certified Emergency Power Systems Specialist (CEPSS) certification is the third in a series for facility managers. Find out more about the first two, Certified Life Safety Specialist (CLSS-HC) for Health Care Facility Managers and Certified Sprinkler ITM Specialist (CSITMS).


Get the recognition you deserve as an expert in emergency and standby power systems. For more information about the CEPSS certification and to find all of the CEPSS candidate materials, visit