What does "FPAS" and "Recognised Business" mean?
The Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) 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' industry categories.
Recognised Business status is achieved when a Corporate member who has registered for FPAS has met the scheme's requirements outlined in the Terms and Conditions. Recognised Business status is awarded to business entities that invest in the skills, knowledge and experience of those fire protection technicians engaged by the business and thereby supports them in achieving individual accreditation and transitioning all individuals to Qualified Accreditation in all categories by 1 January 2020.