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ICC/NAFED Portable, Pre-Engineered Kitchen, and Pre-Engineered Industrial Renewal


NAFED Engineered Suppression Systems Renewal


ICC/NAFED Certification Renewal Policy


Download the Application for Renewal

Passing the International Code Council (ICC)/National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED) Certification Exams is the initial step in obtaining certification from ICC/NAFED. Individuals who successfully complete the examination are issued a certificate in the appropriate discipline that is valid for 3 years from the date of issuance. To maintain the validity of the certification beyond the initial 3-year period, each certified individual must apply for a renewal in accordance with this policy.

To obtain a 3-year renewal, the applicant must provide proof of having obtained 100 Experience and Education Credits (EEC) (see Attachment A), submit the appropriate application, and pay the applicable fees.

Note: Individual notifications for renewal may be sent electronically or through regular mail service. This information is sent to the last contact information that is on file. If an individual did not receive or misplaces the renewal application a copy is available from the NAFED website. Individuals are responsible for renewing their certification in a timely manner, whether or not they receive a renewal notice.
  1. Renewal through ICC/NAFED is required for all individuals who wish to maintain their ICC/NAFED certification for an additional 3-year period.
  2. To ensure the timely processing of the application for renewal of certification, the completed application form, applicable fees, and documentation must be received by NAFED no later than 60 days prior to the expiration of the current certification. Fees are non-refundable, even if the application for renewal is denied.
  3. The application for renewal is reviewed by NAFED and if approved NAFED will mail written notification that the renewal was approved and a copy of the certificate to the address on the renewal application. An updated wallet card issued by the ICC will also be sent separately.
  4. The application for renewal includes an affidavit that must be signed by the applicant stating he or she has provided accurate information regarding their individual EEC accumulations.
  5. Information provided on the renewal application and EEC documentation will be reviewed for accuracy, clarity, and relevancy. If required, NAFED will request explanation of the information provided.
  6. NAFED retains the right to audit any application for renewal.
  7. An applicant's current certification will remain valid during the auditing process. All information requested for an audit must be submitted to NAFED within 30 days of notification of the audit. Failure to respond within the 30-day period may be cause for the loss of certification.
  8. Unless an extension is granted for collection of information or for an audit, all certifications expire on the date listed on the certificate.
  9. For an application to be approved, the applicant must present proof of completing 100 EECs during the previous 3 years. (See Attachment A for a listing of EEC criteria.)
  10. An expired certification can be renewed if the completed application is received within 180 days of expiration. However, an additional fee is required to process a renewal application received after the expiration date.
  11. If an application for renewal is denied, the applicant has two options for obtaining certification.
    1. The applicant may challenge the decision and ask for a review by the Certification Renewal Approval Committee.
    2. The applicant may apply to take the appropriate Certification Exam and successfully complete the exam.
  12. ICC/NAFED certification does not imply, represent, warrant, suggest, or signify compliance with any equipment manufacturer’s or supplier’s requirements, nor does ICC/NAFED certification grant any license or permit.
  13. ICC/NAFED certification does not grant membership into the ICC or NAFED, nor does it bestow any ICC or NAFED membership benefits to those certified individuals.

Attachment A


EEC Criteria

See the EEC Journal for help in keeping a record of credits.

The ICC/NAFED certification period is 3 years. In order to prevent a lapse in certification, the certification must be renewed prior to the expiration date listed on individual certifications. Renewal is obtained by:
  1. Completing 100 Experience and Education Credits (EEC) for each certified discipline, within the 3- year certification period.
  2. Successfully completing a current Certification Exam for the appropriate discipline.
Additional time may be granted for individuals who are active in the performance of a military or jury duty obligation, or an extended medical recuperation.

EEC Earning Potentials
  1. Up to 25 credits are allowed for each 12-month period in which an applicant is actively involved in the area of their certification. To be actively involved, a participant must be engaged in activities that are directly related to the area of certification for a minimum of 480 hours (12 weeks) within the 12-month period.
  2. One credit is allowed for each hour that an applicant attended and participated in a systematic training program relating to the area of certification. This training may take place at the location of employment or at other venues. The training program must include a specific agenda, a synopsis of the training, and an attendance record. Details of this training must be provided if the application for renewal is subject to an audit.
  3. One credit per year will be granted for active membership in local and national associations that promote the professionalism of the fire equipment industry. Such associations include the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and state and local fire- and safety-related associations.
  4. One credit is allowed for each hour that an applicant has actively been an instructor for a training program that relates to the area of certification. This training must be specifically related to the installation, inspection, service, maintenance, or testing of the equipment and/or systems applicable to the area of certification.
  5. The application for renewal includes an affidavit that must be signed by the applicant stating he or she has provided accurate information regarding their individual EEC accumulations.

Updated 1-5-2016

Engineered Suppression Systems Renewal


Download the application for renewal.

Passing the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors’ (NAFED) Engineered Fire Suppression Systems Technician Certification Exam is the initial step in obtaining certification from NAFED. Individuals who successfully complete the examination are issued a certificate in the appropriate discipline that is valid for 3 years from the date of issuance. To maintain the validity of the certification beyond the initial 3-year period, each certified individual must apply for recertification in accordance with this policy. To obtain a 3-year recertification, the applicant must provide proof of having obtained 100 Experience and Education Credits (EEC) (see Attachment A), submit the appropriate application, and pay the applicable fees.
 
Note: Individual notifications for renewal may be sent electronically or through regular mail service.  This information is sent o the last contact information that is on file. If an individual did not receive or misplaces the renewal application a copy is available from the NAFED website. Individuals are responsible for renewing their certification in a timely manner, whether or not they receive a renewal notice.
  1. Recertification through NAFED is required for all individuals who wish to maintain their NAFED certification for an additional 3-year period.
  2. The application for recertification, applicable fees, and documentation must be received by NAFED no later then 60 days prior to the expiration of the current certification. Fees are non-refundable, even if the application for recertification is denied.
  3. The application for renewal is reviewed by NAFED and if approved a renewal certificate indicating NAFED certification will be issued. NAFED will provide a written notification to the applicant stating, whether the application for renewal was approved or disapproved.
  4. The application for recertification includes an affidavit that must be signed by the applicant stating he or she has provided accurate information regarding their individual EEC accumulations.
  5. Information provided on the recertification application and EEC documentation will be reviewed for accuracy, clarity, and relevancy. If required, NAFED will request explanation of the information provided.
  6. NAFED retains the right to audit any application for recertification. An applicant’s current certification will remain valid during the auditing process. All information requested for an audit must be submitted to NAFED within 30 days of notification of the audit. Failure to respond within the 30-day period will be cause for the loss of certification.
  7. Unless an extension is granted for collection of information or for an audit, all certifications expire on the date listed on the certificate.
  8. For an applicant to be recertified, he or she must present proof of completing 100 EEC’s during the previous 3 years. (See Attachment A for a listing of EEC criteria.)
  9. An expired certification can be recertified if the completed application is received within 180 days of expiration. However, an additional fee is required to process recertification application received after the expiration date.
  10. If an application for recertification is denied, the applicant has two options for obtaining certification.
  11. The applicant may challenge the decision and ask for a review by the NAFED Certification Committee.
  12. The applicant may apply to take the appropriate NAFED Certification Exam and successfully complete the exam.
  13. NAFED certification does not imply, represent, warrant, suggest, or signify compliance with any equipment manufacturer’s or supplier’s requirements, nor does NAFED certification grant any license or permit.
  14. NAFED certification does not grant membership into NAFED, nor does it bestow any NAFED membership benefits to those certified individuals.

Attachment A

EEC Criteria
 
Download the EEC journal.

The NAFED certification period is 3 years. In order to prevent a lapse in certification, the certification must be renewed prior to the expiration date listed on individual certifications. Recertification is obtained by:
 
1. Completing 100 Experience and Education Credits (EEC) for each certified discipline, within the 3-year certification period, or
 
2. Successfully completing a current NAFED Certification Exam for the appropriate discipline.
 
3. Additional time will be granted for individuals who are active in the performance of a military or jury duty obligation, or an extended medical recuperation.
 
EEC Earning Potentials
 
1. Up to 25 credits are allowed for each 12-month period in which an applicant is actively involved in the area of their certification. To be actively involved, a participant must be engaged in activities that are directly related to the area of certification for a minimum of 480 hours (12 weeks) within the 12-month period.
 
2. One credit is allowed for each hour that an applicant attended and participated in a systematic training program relating to the area of certification. This training may take place at the location of employment or at other venues. The training program must be one that is organized, includes a specific training agenda, and includes a synopsis of the training. Details of this training must be provided if the application for recertification is subject to an audit.
 
3. One credit per year will be granted for active membership in local and national associations that promote the professionalism of the fire equipment industry. Such associations include the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors (NAFED), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and state and local fire- and safety-related associations.
 
4. One credit is allowed for each hour that an applicant has actively been an instructor for a training program that relates to the area of certification. This training must be specifically related to the installation, inspection, service, maintenance, or testing of the equipment and/or systems applicable to the area of certification.
 
5. The application for recertification includes an affidavit that must be signed by the applicant stating he or she has provided accurate information regarding their individual EEC accumulations.

Updated 4-5-12
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