Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The CPD Standing Committee

Paul F. Hart, Committee Chair
Debra Grandy, Staff Liaison

Scope of Work:

The Standing Committee on Continuing Professional Development is charged with developing and maintaining a strategic continuing education plan for the Society; developing core educational content, providing guidance on topics and content for workshops, symposia and conferences, which meet the body of knowledge transfer and continuing education needs of members worldwide; providing guidance on the delivery formats and methods to facilitate global delivery of core educational content; implementing the instructor review and approval process as defined in the standing rules; and providing guidance on use of relevant education from other allied organizations.

Committee Members:

Turki AlDrees Glenn Berger Rolland Blais Richard Boehm Warren Bonisch 
Edgar Boyano Mark Buschman John Callanhan, Jr Douglas Carpenter  Gilles Carrier
Bruce Clarke Stephen Dale Gary Daniels Nimish Deo Sean Donohue 
Mark Fessenden Jerry Forstater Jason Frank John Frank Rudy Gaspillo  
 Daniel Goldberg Wissam Jabr  Robert Jonsson  Philip Kaufman   Shaun Kelly
Kouji Kobayashi James Landmesser Francisco Latosinski John LeBlanc Gerardo Lopez Gorbea 
Alan Moore Fayomi Oloruntoba Pierre Paquin Benjamin Roush Matthew Steine 
Michele Taddeo Samuel Toren
Kingsley Ukanwa
Ernesto Vega Janica  William Webb 
Haluk Yanik


 

Subcommittees

Course Content and Delivery

Mark Fessenden, Subcommittee Chair
Debra Grandy, Staff Liaison

Scope of Work:

The subcommittee shall identify the content that is needed and provide oversight over its development. The development of the content may come from members, consultants, staff, or other resources identified by the committee. In all cases the development of the content must adhere to the policies and procedures established by the Standing Committee and approved by the Board, or otherwise established by the Board as required.

The subcommittee will also identify modes of delivery and formats (online and in person) which can help SFPE effectively deliver the core educational content anywhere in the world in a cost-effective and timely manner.

The subcommittee will not have the authority to engage contractors in support of subcommittee activities, but would be expected to provide input to staff on competency requirements for evaluating contractors and bids, and to provide content review of contractors’ bids if requested.

Committee Members:

Mark H. Buschman  Douglas J. Carpenter   Mark E. Fessenden   Jerry Forstater    Paul F. Hart 
Shaun Kelly  James A. Landmesser  Gerardo Lopez Gorbea     

 

Conferences, Workshops and Symposia

James A. Landmesser, Jr., Subcommittee Chair
Debra Grandy, Staff Liaison

Scope of Work:

The subcommittee provides input on topics and content for workshops, symposiums and conferences which meet the body of knowledge transfer and continuing education needs of members worldwide as delivered in this format. This subcommittee will also serve on the program committees for such events, including the annual North America Conference, European Conference, PBD Conference, etc. It is the discretion of the subcommittee chair to assign task groups for individual events. The subcommittee will not have the authority to enter into contracts for these activities but would be expected to provide input to staff on issues such as local venues, costs, etc. as needed.

Committee Members:

 Warren D. Bonisch    Gilles Carrier   Bruce H. Clarke    Gary J. Daniels   Paul F. Hart 
 Matthew H. Stiene   Ernesto Vega Janica William A. Webb    Haluk Yanik

 

PE Exam Preparation

John Frank, Subcommittee Chair 
Debra Grandy, Staff Liaison

Scope of Work:

The subcommittee for PE Exam Preparation is comprised of members with an interest, experience or expertise in developing or delivering content for fire protection engineering or other related credentialing examinations. The subcommittee is responsible for developing, promoting and delivering tools to prepare candidates for the U.S. engineering licensure examination and other credentialing examinations. Subcommittee members cannot be involved in PE exam development activities.

Committee Members:

  Richard T. Beohm   Glenn S. Berger    Stephen Dale      Jerry Forstater   John A. Frank 

 

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