IPSQA® ProQual is the world’s only ISO 17024:2012 compliant role certification against NFPA 1006 Standard for Technical Rescue Personnel Professional Qualifications, providing independent assessment by specially trained assessors, robust quality assurance, auditable evidence retention and a real-time QR verifiable transcript.
IPSQA does not offer training but allows candidates with previous training from other sources to participate in the new certification program.
IPSQA has identified the theory and practical elements from the NFPA 1006 Standard and codified these in two parts: Part A (Theory) and Part B (Skills).
Using industry experts who have undertaken additional training to conduct assessments under IPSQA’s ISO17024:2012 certification system, technical rescue professionals can now provide proof they are competent and ready to respond, regardless of their training journey.
Any training, one certification.
IPSQA ProQual is easy as 1, 2, 3.
Once you ready to be independently assessed, sit a proctored examination with one of our Accredited Testing Centres (ATCs), using a theory exam that has been approved by IPSQA. This may include examinations developed by the ATC or by third party developers such as FireTestBank.
Your examination will be supervised by either an IPSQA Administrator or IPSQA Assessor, both of which are trained to proctor examinations in accordance with ISO 17024:2012.
Your examination is held as evidence and subject to quality assurance and telephone validation may also occur to ensure the integrity of assessment.
No proprietary training courses are required before undertaking IPSQA ProQual. Any training, one certification.