Accredited Professional Certification
The Bucks County Community College is accredited by the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard). This means that the levels of accredited professional certification offered by the Bucks County Community College meet or exceed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards, along with all requirements set forth by ProBoard. The process to become accredited is voluntary and only the most capable agencies apply for consideration. When an emergency services training agency applies for the accreditation their policies are studied, procedures and processes are tested to ensure their certification testing process is evaluated and held to the standards of the accrediting body and compliance with the current NFPA standards. The Bucks County Community College is also accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which brings additional value knowing your training and certification needs are coming from an accredited higher educational institution.
The Bucks County Community College (formally the County of Bucks) has been ProBoard accredited for approximately 15, starting back in 1994 when accreditation was sought and successfully obtained. Over the years, Bucks County Community College has continued to add additional certification levels and the courses to obtain those levels.
See the ProBoard Video on YouTube that talks about what ProBoard is and how it can benefit you!
If you have specific questions about Accredited Professional Certification please contact us at (215) 340-8417 or 888-BUCKS-77.
Director, Certification & Curriculum
Matt Hatrak Matthew.Hatrak@bucks.edu or (610) 227-5467
Assistant Director, Certification & Curriculum
Danielle Stebner Danielle.Stebner@bucks.edu or (215) 340-8476
Support Staff - National Certification
Emma England Emma.England@bucks.edu or (215) 340-8422