The IFSM are currently in production of a customised qualification aimed at providing basic underlying principles which are required prior to undertaking Fire Risk Assessments (FRAs).  Industry Qualifications (IQ) are working with us, as the Awarding Body and we are hopeful of gaining accreditation around April / May 2019 time.

Once this is done we are hoping to deliver the award through various options which are mentioned in this paper , also viewable below.

As you know, we have been the only professional body emphasising at the highest level that competency is not a top down process and we need, for the sake of the future industry, to encourage and grow the fire risk assessor base upwards. To do this there needs to be accredited and nationally recognised awards to form career pathways for the future professionals and this is the start of the process.