NFPA training wins six 2021 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards

September 8, 2021 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a leader in innovative online learning, won six coveted Brandon Hall Group [Gold/Silver/Bronze] awards for excellence in the Certification Program, Advanced Custom Content, and Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning categories. The 2021 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards are bestowed upon organizations that excel in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Future of Work.

The following NFPA training solutions were recognized this year:

  1. Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) Online Learning Paths: Gold - Best Certification Program
  2. Certified Fire Plan Examiner (CFPE) Online Learning Paths: Gold - Best Certification Program
  3. Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I) Online Learning Paths: Gold - Best Certification Program
  4. NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC) (2020) Online Training SeriesSilver - Best Advance in Custom Content
  5. Fire and Life Safety Operator Online Training: Silver - Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning
  6. NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace (2021)Bronze - Best Advance in Custom Content


“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in 2021 provide much-needed and well-deserved recognition to organizations that went above and beyond to support their stakeholders during the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program Rachel Cooke. “The awards provide validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to employers, employees, and customers.”

“NFPA has been on a journey to improve its online education offerings so that skilled professionals keep learning during the pandemic and beyond. Over the past three years, Brandon Hall Group has recognized the education transformation underway at NFPA and honored our efforts to improve work performance and safety with ten best in class awards,” said Bartholomew Jae, the association’s director of education and development. “NFPA is in good company with progressive organizations such as Google, Bridgestone, Deloitte, HP, PepsiCo, and others receiving Brandon Hall Group honors this year. Perhaps even more impressive is the praise we are receiving from the individuals and organizations who are embracing our new online training offerings.”

In 2018 and 2019, Brandon Hall Group recognized NFPA online learning solutions related to sprinkler, storagehot work, and NFPA 3000 with awards.

The 2021 award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

Excellence Award winners are scheduled to be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Feb. 1-3, 2022, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Select winners also will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference.

About Brandon Hall Group
Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient. Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement. (
NFPA®: 125 Years of Protecting People and Property
The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical, and related hazards. The association began its work to solve the fire problem in a young, industrialized nation in 1896 and is recognized around the globe as a leader in advocating for safety. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 325 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach, and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. In celebration of its 125th Anniversary, NFPA will be hosting a Conference Series and other initiatives that reflect the steadfast commitment to advancing fire and life safety by the association for the next 125 years and beyond. For more information or to view NFPA codes and standards for free, visit

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