New Fire Inspector I/II Certification Program test banks receive Pro-Board approval
August 23, 2018
The Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) was given approval by The National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro-Board) to change the test banks used for certifying fire inspectors to align with the test bank developed in conjunction with the Fire Prevention Inspector and Code Enforcement textbook.
The VDFP has been working for several months to correlate the test bank to match the material covered in the curriculum for those who attended the Fire Inspector I/II Certification Program. This rounds out the curriculum for the Program which includes the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association Standard, NFPA 1031, Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspectors.
“We’re extremely grateful for our stakeholders that provided input and feedback on ways to change our certification system to better meet the needs of Virginia’s Fire Service,” said VDFP Executive Director Michael Reilly. “A huge thank you also goes to the Pro-Board for their review and approval. This positions us to better serve our customers in the future.”
Fire marshals that successfully pass the VDFP Fire Inspector I/II Certification Program can enforce the Statewide Fire Prevention Code throughout Virginia. The Pro-Board standardizes knowledge and skills sets for fire fighters that are recognized nationally; an advantage for fire fighters who join fire services in and outside of the Commonwealth.