Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) exams are scheduled for 2017

Blog Post created by kategreene Employee on Nov 16, 2016

Over 4,300 professionals have become a Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) to date. We understand the importance of this certification to those that earn them, as a CFPS is an internationally recognized credential that demonstrates your commitment to fire protection, and distinguishes you as someone who is willing to invest the time and effort to enhance your career. To that end, we have scheduled our exam dates (CFPS Certification is earned by passing the CFPS exam either online or through a written CFPS exam) through 2017 and want to make candidates aware.  


The three-hour open book CFPS exam is comprised of 100 multiple-choice questions as referenced the 20th Edition of the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook.  Upcoming exam dates include:


February 8, 2017 in New Orleans, LA

(application due January 11, 2017)

February 22, 2017 in Houston, TX 

(application due January 25, 2017)

March 8, 2017 in Baltimore, MD

(application due February 8, 2017)

March 22, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV 

(application due February 22, 2017)

April 12, 2017 in Atlanta, GA 

(application due March 15, 2017)

April 26, 2017 in Chicago, IL 

(application due March 29, 2017)

See the complete schedule.


Applications to sit for the written CFPS exam must be processed and approved 4 weeks prior to the exam date. Simply download the CFPS Handbook, and use the application form provided on pages 24 and 25. Completed applications along with supporting documentation and payment information can be scanned and emailed to cfps@nfpa.org for processing.


Certified Fire Protection Specialist Primer 2-day Classroom Training is scheduled for the same locations as the exam. With training you receive the 2-volume NFPA Fire Protection Handbook and earn CEUs. While not a test prep training, it does offer practical instruction that will help you quickly locate specific facts within the 2-volume handbook. Click here to be notified of 2017 CFPS Primer dates.