NFPA launches a new certification on the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm and signaling systems

Blog Post created by erikholden Employee on Mar 24, 2017

The Certified Fire Aalarm ITM Specialist LogoIn 2016, NFPA surveyed several thousand facility managers to see how we could help support them in their careers. The results of this survey overwhelmingly pointed to a desire for professional credentials that span a wide range of topics and that could provide recognition of competency, demonstrate a commitment to the profession, and help with job advancement.


To that end, NFPA is pleased to announce the Certified Fire Alarm ITM Specialist Program (CFAITMS). This certification was developed by a diverse and talented group of facility management professionals from across the country. The certification was designed to confirm a facility manager's knowledge of the challenges associated with managing an effective fire alarm ITM program, and that they are able to keep their facility in compliance with the 2016 edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.


Rodney Schauf, director of engineering for the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, who was part of the group that helped develop the certification, believes that "the CFAITMS certification is one more tool that allows the facility manager to ensure they are doing the right thing to protect people and assets where they work. Ensuring that systems are not impacted by changes in the property, or overlooked in the everyday workload we all experience, this cannot help but make the built environment safer for everybody."


Gain the confidence you need to advance your career and get the recognition you deserve as an expert in your field. For more information about the CFAITMS certification, visit


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