Fire Prevention and Life Safety
Accreditation by IAS conveys formal recognition that governmental fire prevention and life safety departments have demonstrated the technical and administrative competence to implement an effective and equitable system of code enforcement. Accredited organizations comply with the IAS Accreditation Criteria for Fire Prevention and Life Safety Departments (AC426), which covers such services as code administration, plan review, and inspection.
IAS has established a partnership with the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE), which helped to develop AC426. The IAS relationship with CPSE brings greater credibility and strength to the IAS accreditation program.
Currently, IAS is accepting applications for accreditation and will work with applicants as the criteria evolve or further changes are proposed. The approved AC426 criteria is currently available to all interested parties.