The National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) Committee on Accreditation has accredited the International Code Council Fire Inspector I and Fire Inspector II certifications. The Pro Board accredits organizations that use the National Fire Protection Association’s professional qualification standards. Its purpose is to establish an internationally recognized means of acknowledging professional achievement in the fire service and related fields.
“Pro Board accreditation is further acknowledgement of the confidence communities can have in the qualifications of the professionals who successfully earn ICC Fire Inspector I and Fire Inspector II certifications,” said David Dufresne, ICC Executive Director of Education and Certification.
The benefits of Pro Board accreditation to ICC Certification holders include:
- Global recognition;
- Compliance with NFPA standards;
- Listing in Pro Board certification registry;
- Reciprocity with many Pro Board accredited organizations; and
- Credibility that ICC Fire Inspector I and II certifications are earned from an organization that has been accredited after meeting Pro Board’s rigorous accreditation process.
A Pro Board-stamped certificate is available for candidates who pass the ICC Fire Inspector I or Fire Inspector II exam on or after Jan. 1, 2013. Applicants who earn the certification will be listed in the Pro Board certification registry. The Pro Board certification registry will not recognize certifications attained prior to Jan. 1.
The Pro Board accreditation process involves a detailed self-study document, a review by the Pro Board Committee on Accreditation (COA) for compliance with the accreditation criteria and a site visit by a team of COA members. The site visit includes an extensive review of the association’s testing and certification processes.
The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe and sustainable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
The purpose of the Pro Board is to establish an internationally recognized means of acknowledging professional achievement in the fire service and related fields. Through its 67 accredited agencies, the Pro Board provides a national and international level of recognition for members of the fire and emergency service who have demonstrated proficiency in meeting NFPA professional qualifications standards.