NFPA®'s Certified Hazard Recognition Specialist Program (CHRS) provides fire service professionals, facility managers, building engineers, maintenance professionals, safety professionals, and security professionals an opportunity to demonstrate that they have expertise of fire and life safety concepts and the requirements found in the 2015 edition of NFPA 101®: Life Safety Code®.

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  • NFPA Certifications

    What is a Certification? A professional credential that sets you apart from others and shows your competency of professionalism/expertise in the area of your specialty.

    Why Certification? Today's public is demanding evidence of competency from professionals in their practice specialties. At NFPA®, we understand how important your creditability is to your employers, your peers, and the public you serve. That is why the Certification Programs NFPA offers can signify that 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.

    What are the Requirements? For all Certification Programs, candidates must hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

    • Please note that some NFPA Certification Programs have additional requirements.

    How Do I Learn More? For an entire listing of Certification Programs offered by NFPA, or to contact the Certification Department, go to www.nfpa.org/certification.

  • Also in NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®