CONTRACTOR Certification Program
NWSA has produced a voluntary certification program for its members that enables them to obtain a designation as a Professional Certified Emergency Services Contractor. Ongoing education opportunities help our members keep pace with the ongoing changes in the laws and regulations that govern our industry.
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The goal of this program is to provide NWSA member companies with an avenue to enhance their knowledge and give you the basic necessary tools and resources to ensure that you can comply with contract requirements.
Who Can Apply?
Anyone that is an current NWSA member and contracts with state, federal, local or private parties to provide fire suppression resources and/or emergency response resources.
Initial Training Class
To start the program you must attend the NWSA Conference and it's program in totality. This will initiate your Professional Certification. Some of the items discussed at the conference include:
- Business Ethics
- Department of Labor Regulations regarding pay, fringe benefits
- Department of Transportation regulations
- Workers Compensation Rules
- OSHA – Safety Regulation
This course must be attended by the company owners/CEO/Partner and may also be attended by other management positions as you choose.
Maintaining Your Certification
In order to maintain your certification you must remain a current NWSA Member and provide documentation to the NWSA Office showing at least 8 hours worth of continuing education by a state accredited facility or attend the Annual NWSA Conference.
- Your workers compensation carrier training
- Your state OSHA training courses
- Accredited College (i.e. Business Ethics Course)
- NWSA Annual Meeting Workshops
These must be attended by the company owner or a management personnel designated by the company owner. You will receive a Certificate of Good Standing for each year that you qualify.
How do I submit my documentation?
Obtain a Certificate or letter of completion from the sponsoring agency. Send a copy of that documentation to the NWSA office.
NWSA | P.O. Box 330 | Lyons,OR 97358
You must send the documentation in by December 31st. to maintain standing for the following year. If you have any questions, please contact the NWSA office at 1-877-676-6972.