𝐶𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝐹𝑖𝑟𝑒 𝑆𝑎𝑓𝑒𝑡𝑦 𝐼𝑛𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑜𝑟 (𝐶𝐹𝑆𝐼®)

is a safety practitioner who specializes in a specific area of fire safety profession.

The function must be in a definite area such as fire safety, transportation safety, hazardous materials, product safety, health care safety, electrical safety and fire rescues etc.

He or she is of the expertise at fire control measures and fire emergency response.

Application Criteria for CFSI®

Candidates must fulfill all criteria set by the Board for this certification

BCOSP sets certification criteria for Certified Fire Safety Inspector (CFSI®) through the ISO/IEC 17024 standards for personnel certification.

Education Requirements

have  minimum of a bachelor’s degree in any field or a professional qualification in occupational health and safety recognized by international safety organizations or other approved disciplines by the Board.

Work Experience Requirements

have ten (10) years of safety experience where fire safety is at least 50% preventative*, professional level with his/her safety duties.

* Preventative:
Your duties are actively involved with provision of day to day risk assessments and control measures to protect people, and prevent incidents/ accidents at work


Must pass the CFSI® examination

Certification Maintenance Requirements

  • pay annual renewal fee and
  • meet recertification requirements

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Benefits of Certification

There is no doubt that any (CFSI®) holder will show his or her fire safety expertise and also show their commitment to high qualification standard for the subject they work on.

CFSI® has its privileges

As a fire safety inspector, you have many choices when it comes to your career path. You can make the choice to pursue a safety professional.

Obtaining a CSFI® certification will set you apart from others in your field and will have a measurable impact on your career.

Value of CFSI® certification

For personal profession 

  • enhance professional credibility
  • provide evidence of professional commitment
  • provide a benchmark and validates knowledge, skills and practice
  • increase earning potentially

For employers 

  • is an indicator of professionalism
  • enhance public image
  • offer a higher public assurance of competence

Professional designation

Anyone who holds CFSI® Certification is entitled to use this “CFSI” after their name to show their peers that they have accomplished the criteria and the expectations by BCOSP.

COSM® Examination

There are two options for the CFSI examination: Proctored Online Exam and Open Book Exam.

Proctored Online Exam

  • Computer based exam at our authorized centers Worldwide
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Multiple choice questions: 200

Open Book Exam

  • You can do the exam at home or workplace on our system.
  • Duration: 24 hours
  • Written questions: 30

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