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Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS)

Free FPAS Transitional Accreditation (Inspect & Test)

We are excited to invite FPA Australia Members to take advantage of Free FPAS Transitional Accreditation for their relevant inspect and test technicians. This important initiative is a key part of the Association's 2020 Vision for the fire protection industry.


If you are a business owner seeking to Register for FPAS.

To begin the FPAS Registration process, simply click here.  This will direct you to our Member CONNECT portal, then login using the Company login. 


Click here to find out more on how Corporate Members can Register for FPAS (Inspect & Test), how to gain FPAS Recognised Business Status (Inspect & Test) and to view the Terms and Conditions.


Once accreditation of all of the company's technicians has been completed Member Companies will also be eligible for up to 40% off the standard cost of training associated with FPAS inspect and test accreditation.


If you are an individual seeking free FPAS Transitional Accreditation (Inspect & Test).

To begin the Free Transitional or Trainee Accreditation application process for employees of Member Companies, simply click here.  This will directed you to our Member CONNECT portal, then login using the individual's login details for the  CONNECT portal.


Click here to find out more on Individual Accreditation (Inspect & Test).


Click here to access the paperbased Qualified Accreditation Fact Sheet and Application form (Inspect & Test).


Looking to validate a Technician accredited for Inspect and Test work activity?

To view our National Register of accredited technicians performing Inspect and Test work, please click here.


Our 2020 Vision For The Fire Protection Industry

FPA Australia has a simple goal for the fire protection industry industry: that all individuals will be 'fit-for-action' (trained, competent and accredited) by 2020.


We are committed to making this a reality and have listened to feedback from our members in order to make the training and accreditation process simpler and more affordable. to learn more click here.


Overview of the Scheme

The Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS), launched in July 2013, is the only nationally harmonised accreditation system designed to recognise the skills and competencies of individuals working in the fire protection industry across all state and territory jurisdictions in Australia.  FPAS also promotes and highlights businesses engaging accredited individuals through 'Recognised Business' provisions.


FPAS currently covers the 'Inspect and Test', 'Fire Systems Design' and 'Fire Systems Certification' classes of work. For a more detailed overview of accreditation classes, accreditation types and 'Recognised Business', please refer to the following links:




Other classes will come on-stream over time, including 'Install & Commission', 'Maintain' and 'Emergency Planning and Training (EPT)'. 


The voluntary Scheme incorporates existing and essential components of the Australian Government training agenda on competency-based training and assessment.


FPAS is financed through a fee-based system on the application, attainment and renewal of accreditation of individuals and business recognition. The Scheme is a vital component of ongoing efforts by the fire protection industry to increase its professionalism and delivery of quality services by engaging a technically competent workforce, ultimately leading to improved fire safety outcomes for the community.


Individual Accreditation

Individuals accredited under the Scheme demonstrate competency to provide services for which they are accredited.

Where launched, there are three (3) accreditation pathways for individuals:


1.    Qualified Accreditation

2.    Transitional Accreditation

3.    Trainee Accreditation


Accredited individuals who have gained Transitional or Trainee Accreditation are required to transition to Qualified Accreditation within a specified period (24 months for the 'Inspect and Test' class of accreditation). This transition period allows the inidividual to complete the required units of competency needed to successfully gain Qualified Accreditation under the Scheme.


See the FACT Sheets for further information on obtaining Qualified, Transitional or Trainee Accreditation.


Recognised Business

In parallel with the introduction of individual accreditation, a business entity can gain 'Recognised Business' status.


Recognised Business status is awarded to business entities that are investing in the skills, knowledge and experience of those fire protection professionals engaged in the business, thereby supporting them in achieving individual accreditation.

Businesses recognised by the Scheme only engage appropriately accredited individuals (fire protection professionals) to provide services in the categories for which the business provides services.


Accordingly, business entities that meet business recognition criteria will be acknowledged as:


•    being capable of delivering quality professional services as they engage accredited individuals;

•    supporting the industry 'pathway' to increased quality and professionalism by ensuring its fire protection workforce is enrolled in the Scheme and moving towards individual accreditation.


Click here to find out more on Registering your business for FPAS (inspect & Test) and gaining Recognised Business Status (Inspect & Test)



Enquiries regarding FPAS should be directed to the Accreditation/Licensing department at the FPA Australia National Office on 03 8892 3131 or by email  .


Disclaimer:  FPAS is not a substitute for any requirements for licensing, registration or accreditation established by relevant applicable legislation (state, territory and/or federal) unless otherwise confirmed by relevant regulation.


Please Note:  Consultation regarding all elements of the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) is ongoing, and as such all information contained on this page is subject to change. 


FPA Australia Members to take advantage of Free FPAS Transitional Accreditation for the relevant inspect and test technicians. This important initiative is a key part of the Association's 2020 Vision for the fire protection industry.