Accreditation & Licensing
The Accreditation & Licensing Department of FPA Australia
administers all of the accreditation & licensing schemes and
programs that are the responsibility of the Association.
The Accreditation & Licensing Department currently
administers four such programs for the industry, these
FPAS is the only voluntary national scheme for recognising the
skills and competencies of individual fire protection technicians
in Australia and the businesses that support them.
The BPAD Scheme accredits individual practitioners who offer
bushfire assessment, planning, design and advice services. It
accredits practitioners who meet criteria based on specific
accreditation and competency requirements, including a detailed
knowledge of the relevant planning, development and building
legislation for each State and Territory.
FPA Australia has been accredited by the Australian
Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) to run a registration
scheme for cabling technicians on its behalf, to support the
Cabling Provider Rules (CPRs). FPA Australia is one of only five
organisations given this responsibility by ACMA. Around 3,000
cabling technicians are currently registered through FPA
FPA Australia's WER Accreditation Program offers individuals and
businesses that provide workplace emergency response (WER) services
an opportunity to be recognised by industry, end-users and the
community as providers of professional WER services.
The Workplace Emergency Response Accreditation Scheme is
currently on hold and no applications are being accepted at this
time. The current review will ensure the scheme is relaunched in
the near future with a robust framework designed to recognise those
who meet the rigour required for such an important scheme in line
with the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS).
- The Incident Responder Card Scheme
FPA Australia has been appointed by the Governance Committee,
comprising a consortium of 3 organizations, Canberra & Regions
Oil Industry Emergency Response Group Inc. (CROIERG), National Bulk
Tanker Association (NBTA), Transport Industries Skills Centre Inc.
(TISC) and supported by the Australian Fire and Emergency Services
Authorities Council (AFAC) to Administer and support the
Please note -
all matters relating to Ozone Depleting Substances & Synthetic
Greenhouse Gases (ODS & SGG) are administered by the Fire
Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board. This includes all
licences such as Extinguishing Agent Handling Licences (EAHL),
Extinguishing Agent Trading Authorisations (EATA) and Halon Special
here to be directed to the Fire Protection Industry (ODS
& SGG) Board webpages.