Questions from our members???

When does VDFP - Fire Inspector certification expire?

Inspector requires 16 VFMA approved hours every two year cycle.  Each cycle ends December 31 of each EVEN year.


When does VDFP - Fire Investigator certification expire?

Investigator  requires 40 VFMA approved hours every two year cycle.  Each cycle ends December 31 of each ODD year.


Am I a "Fire Prevention Inspector" when I complete 1031 and CORE?

 NO, you must complete an application process with VDHCD.  Upon completion and approval you will receive a certificate and card as a "Fire Prevention Inspector."

Mail the following information to DHCD

·        Copy of your Core Module certification from DHCD, and

·        Copy of your 1031 VFMA certification, and

·        Completed application for Fire Prevention Inspector (see link below) and mail to DHCD

http://www.dhcd. virginia. gov/BuildingandF ireCodesTraining /PDFs/Certificat ion_application. pdf


What are "approved" recert hours considered by VFMA?

Typically any certifications that has an approved school number for recertification will be allowed.  The VDFP green forms and certificates should be sent to VFMA.