2017 NFPA 1000 Standard - Current Edition
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    Apply the 2017 edition of NFPA 1000 along with the NFFF's "16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives" to help ensure fire service professionals are prepared for today's challenges.

    NFPA 1000: Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification Systems establishes the minimum criteria for accrediting bodies, and for the assessment and validation of the process used to certify fire and related emergency response personnel to professional qualifications standards.

    NFPA 1000 is essential for:

    • Organizations providing accreditation to entities certifying fire and related emergency response personnel and institutions of higher education granting degrees for non-engineering, fire-related academic programs
    • Entities certifying fire and related emergency response personnel as having met or complied with a recognized national standard
    • Non-engineering, fire-related, academic, degree-granting programs offered by institutions of higher education

    Changes in the 2017 edition include:

    • Added language that requires a certifying entity to ensure the safety and health of individuals participating in the evaluation process
    • Added language that directs certifying entities to develop a policy that addresses current knowledge and skills as well as recertification and renewal requirements
    • This edition mandates that certifying agencies are required to comply with applicable NFPA® or equivalent standards adopted by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
    • Principles and concepts identified in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) "16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives" are included in an Annex.

    Additionally, the term "fire and related emergency response personnel" has been replaced with "fire service, public safety, and related personnel" throughout the document. (Print, 28 pp., 2017)

     

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  • Table of Contents (2017 Current Edition)

    NFPA® 1000 Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification Systems, 2017 Edition

    Chapter 1 Administration
    1.1 Scope.
    1.2 Purpose.
    1.3 Application.
    Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
    2.1 General.
    2.2 NFPA Publications.
    2.3 Other Publications.
    2.4 References for Extracts in Mandatory Sections.
    Chapter 3 Definitions
    3.1 General.
    3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
    3.3 General Definitions.
    Chapter 4 Accrediting Body Requirements
    4.1 General.
    4.2 Accreditation Process for Certifying Entities.
    4.3 Accreditation Process for Degree-Granting Entities.
    Chapter 5 Certifying Entity Requirements
    5.1 Administration of Programs.
    5.2 Policies and Procedures.
    Chapter 6 Degree-Granting Entity Requirements
    6.1 Administration of Programs.
    6.2 Policies and Procedures.
    Annex A Explanatory Material
    Annex B Explanation of the Professional Qualifications Standards and Concepts of JPRs
    Annex C National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
    Annex D Accreditation and the Fire Service
    Annex E Informational References
  • Prior Editions

    2011 Edition

     

    Use the 2011 edition of NFPA 1000 to help ensure fire service professionals are prepared for the real world.

    NFPA 1000: Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and Certification Systems establishes the minimum criteria for accrediting bodies, and for the assessment and validation of the process used to certify fire and related emergency response personnel to professional qualifications standards.

    NFPA 1000 is essential for:

    • Organizations providing accreditation to entities certifying fire and related emergency response personnel and institutions of higher education granting degrees for non-engineering, fire-related academic programs
    • Entities certifying fire and related emergency response personnel as having met or complied with a recognized national standard
    • Non-engineering, fire-related, academic, degree-granting programs offered by institutions of higher education.

    Also updated in the 2011 edition:

    • Added and clarified definitions
    • Added language designed to strengthen the ethical expectations of accrediting bodies
    • Editorial changes to help ensure delineation between training, education, and certification
    • Keep standards high and the public protected with the 2011 NFPA 1000.

    (Softbound, 15 pp., 2011)

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