Sunday, March 3, 2024

Deputy Chief Clements Completes International Professional Designation Process

Deputy Chief Kelly Clements successfully completed the process that awards the professional designation of “Fire Marshal” (FM).  The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on December 7th, 2021 to confer the designation.  He becomes one of only 203 FMs worldwide, and is one of 9 FMs in Texas.

The Designation program is a voluntary program designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate their excellence in seven measure components including experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association membership, community involvement and technical competence.  In addition, all applicants are required to identify a future professional development plan.

The FM designation program uses a comprehensive peer review model to evaluate candidates seeking the credential.  The CPC awards the designation only after an individual successfully meets all of the organization’s stringent criteria.

Achieving this designation signifies Deputy Chief Kelly’s commitment to his career in fire and emergency services.

The professional designation is valid for three years.  Maintaining the designation requires recipients to show continued growth in the areas of professional development, professional contributions, active association membership and community involvement, as well as adhere to a strict code of professional conduct.

The Commission on Professional Credentialing, an entity of the Center for Public Safety Excellence Inc., (CPSE) administers the Designation Program.  The CPC consists of individuals from academia, federal and local government, and the fire and emergency medical services profession.  To learn more about CPC, visit

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