The CPD program has been instituted for FSMs to upgrade their knowledge and skills and to keep abreast with the new developments in the fire safety domain. The CPD program may be organised by the SCDF or other organisations in the form of refresher courses, workshops, seminars or dialogues and briefings. However, such activities must be accredited by the SCDF and allocated with points.
All existing FSMs who may be appointed or not, must register with SCDF before the start of the first CPD cycle, on 01 January 2008, to become a certified FSM. The FSM will be issued with a Certification Letter to indicate the period of certification once he/she successfully completes the registration. FSMs who wish to be certified can log in to the e-fsm portal below: http://fsm.scdf.gov.sg/shine/efsm/index.do
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Once certified, the FSM is required to participate in the CPD program, where they are required to accumulate a minimum 30 points within a 3-year period to remain as a certified FSM regardless of his appointment status.
At the end of the 3-year CPD cycle, FSMs will need to be re-certified. If they had not met the minimum requirements of 30 points within the 3-year cycle, their recertification will not be approved. They will be deregistered and not be certified for that coming cycle.
Building owners or occupiers are reminded that FSMs who are not certified will not be allowed to be appointed and practise as a FSM.