New fire safety professional 

Existing fire safety professional licences have transitioned to the new fire safety professional class under the new framework. 

Key changes for existing licensees

  • The licence scope of work is now limited to the inspection of, or reporting on, buildings, including existing, temporary or special structures, against fire performance legislation, including, for example, the Building Act 1975, and the Building Code of Australia 
  • The scope of work for the ‘fire safety professional’ licence no longer includes the formulation and provision of alternative solutions relating to fire safety, or the certifying, inspection or testing of fire protection systems or equipment. 
  • From 1 May 2021, additional licence classes must be held to certify, inspect or test fire protection equipment. It should be noted that the new ‘certify’ classes do not include ‘inspect and test’ work.  
  • From 1 May 2021, the formulation and provision of alternative solutions relating to fire safety will no longer be fire protection work. 

View what new licence classes (PDF) are required for fire professionals to certify, test and inspect after 1 May 2021.

Former licence classes that have transitioned: