The False Alarm Reduction Association has developed a Professional Certification Program, which provides a mechanism for public safety false alarm reduction professionals to demonstrate that they have attained a certain level of proficiency and expertise in the false alarm reduction arena.

This one-of-a-kind Professional Certification requires the successful completion of an intensive exam, which is given under strict rules and guidelines.

Visit the new Online Training & Certification Site to begin your certification

FARA has launched the FARA Online Training site and the availability of the Professional Certification Exam and the CAM Renewal via the web.

Members can begin the process by creating a free registration and then select items on the cart shown on the main page.

In the future free courses and courses for fee will be available on the same site.

Those seeking certification will need to complete

  • 3 sections of multiple choice questions
  • 1 section of matching questions
  • and then a final section of essay questions

The site will give you an immediate grade for the Multiple choice and matching sections. The essay section will be submitted and graded within a few days of completion.

CEU Requirements

To retain an active FARA Professional Certification designation, each participant must annually obtain one hundred Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Unless the proper number of units are earned and submitted, certifications will become inactive on the anniversary date of when the participant passed the exam following implementation of the renewal program. Listed activities have been pre-approved for credit. Participants may submit additional activities for consideration for credit to the FARA Training and Certification Committee in care of the FARA Executive Director. These requests will be considered on a case by case basis by the Training and Certification Committee. In the event the participant is not satisfied with the decision of the Training and Certification Committee, the participant may make a written request for the FARA Board to review the decision in care of the FARA Executive Director. Decisions of the FARA Board on the appeal are final.

Recertification Credit Report with Description of Pre-approved Activities PDF form

Recertification Credit Report with Description of Pre-approved Activities Word form