Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS)
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 'Inspect and Test', 'Fire Systems Design'
and 'Fire Systems Certification' classes of work. For a more
detailed overview of these accreditation classes, please refer to
the following links:
Select this option to find an FPAS recognised business in your
area providing 'Inspect and Test' services
|Select this option to validate an FPAS individual accreditation
in 'Inspect and Test' via our National Register
Other classes will come on-stream over time, including 'Install
& Commission', 'Maintain' and 'Emergency Planning and Training
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 Association invites all members to register for FPAS and
enjoy the savings
We are excited to invite FPA Australia Members to take
advantage of registering for FPAS and gaining accreditation for all
individuals performing inspect & test work. This important
initiative is a key part of the Association's 2020 Vision for the
fire protection industry: that all individuals will be
'fit-for-action' (trained, competent and accredited) by 2020.
If you are a business owner seeking to Register for
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 and a further discount off logbooks once the company
gains FPAS Recognised Business status.
If you are an individual seeking to gain your FPAS
Accreditation (Inspect & Test).
To begin the online FPAS 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.
here to find out more on Individual Accreditation
(Inspect & Test).
here to access the paperbased FPAS Accreditation Fact
Sheet and Application form (Inspect & Test).
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
Individuals accredited under the Scheme demonstrate competency
to provide services for which they are accredited.
Where launched, there are three (3) accreditation pathways for
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
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
Accordingly, business entities that meet the FPAS Recognised
Business criteria will be acknowledged as:
• being capable of delivering quality professional
services as they engage FPAS accredited individuals;
• supporting the industry 'pathway' to
increased quality and professionalism by ensuring its fire
protection workforce is accredited through the Scheme and moving
towards all individuals gaining FPAS Qualified Accreditation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.