Advisory Committee is a standing committee consisting of one designated
individual from each accredited entity as
established by the Board of Directors in accordance with the By-Laws of the
National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications.
The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to advise the Board of Directors
on procedural and policy issues as well as improvements to the system.
Persons selected to serve on the Advisory Committee are appointed by
their Accredited Agency and are know as “designated individuals’” as
Advisory Committee elects one member from the Committee to serve as its
Chairperson; and that person also serves as an ex-officio member on the Board of
Directors and a member of the Committee on Accreditation.
The Chairperson is elected for a three year term and may be re-elected to
Advisory Committee elects six members from the
Committee to serve on the Committee on Accreditation (COA).
Each elected member serves a three year term and may be re-elected to
Advisory Committee meets annually at a time and place designated by the Board of
Directors. The Board of Directors
may also call special meetings of the Advisory Committee.
Committee Eligibility Policy
For the purposes of this policy, a designated
individual is defined as (in order of succession):
Attendance at Advisory Committee
meetings is open to any interested parties. Participation in Advisory
Committee meetings is restricted to designated individuals and to other persons
that the Advisory Committee Chair recognizes.
In order for a person to be eligible to
be elected as an Advisory Committee representative to the Committee on
Accreditation (COA), the person
must be the Agency Director of an Accredited Agency, the Contact Person of an
Accredited Agency or be proposed as a candidate, in writing, by the Director of
an Accredited Agency to the Chairman of the Advisory Committee before the
elections are held or at the time nominations for the position are requested.