Certification Examination Schedule

Fall, 2016

Click on any examination listed below to review certification requirements, applicable applications, and required accompanying documentation.

Practical skill sheets listed are for reference purposes only and are subject to change without notice.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Reference manuals for each certification level have been updated and some levels no longer have dual references. In addition, application submission deadlines are 21 business days before the examination date.

All examinations listed below will be conducted at the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, State Road, Stow, MA.

Examination Date

Application Deadline Date

September 23, 2016August 24, 2016
  
October 26, 2016September 26, 2016
  
November 29, 2016October 28, 2016
  
December 21, 2016November 22, 2016

 

On the following dates, examinations will be conducted at the DFS – Springfield Campus, 100 Grochmal Road, Springfield, MA

Examination Date

Application Deadline Date

September 17, 2016August 18, 2016
  
November 19, 2016October 20, 2016

Certification Levels

Level

Skill sheets

  
Firefighter I pdf format of Firefighter I
Firefighter I – Nonfire Skills pdf format of Firefighter I- Non fire Skills
                                 Firefighter I – Fire Skills pdf format of Firefighter I- Fire Skills
  
Firefighter II pdf format of Firefighter II
Firefighter II – Nonfire Skills pdf format of Firefighter II- Non fire skills
                                Firefighter II – Fire Skills pdf format of Firefighter II- Fire Skills
  
Firefighter I/II pdf format of Firefighter I-II
Firefighter I/II – Nonfire Skills pdf format of Firefighter I-II Non fire skills
                            Firefighter I/II – Fire Skills pdf format of Firefighter I-II Fire skills
  
Fire Instructor I pdf format of Fire Instructor I
Fire Instructor I - Skills pdf format of Fire Instructor I Skill Sheets
  
Fire Instructor II pdf format of Fire Instructor II
Fire Instructor II - Skills pdf format of Fire Instructor II Skill Sheets
  
Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I pdf format of Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I
Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I- Skills pdf format of Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I- Skills
  
Fire Officer I pdf format of Fire Officer I
None
  
Fire Officer II pdf format of Fire Officer II
None
  
Fire Officer III pdf format of Fire Officer III
None
  
Fire Investigator pdf format of Fire Investigator Initial Certification
None
  
Incident Safety Officer- Fire Suppression pdf format of Incident Safety Officer- Fire Suppression

None

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS LEVEL WILL NOT BE OFFERED AFTER NOVEMBER 19, 2016 AS IT IS WILL BE UNDER REACCREDITATION REVIEW.

  
Incident Safety Officer- Hazardous Materials Operations pdf format of Incident Safety Officer- Hazardous Materials Operations

None

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS LEVEL WILL NOT BE OFFERED AFTER NOVEMBER 19, 2016 AS IT IS WILL BE UNDER REACCREDITATION REVIEW.

  
Hazardous Materials- Operations Level Responder pdf format of Hazardous Materials- Operations Level Responder
Hazardous Materials- Operations Level Responder - Skills pdf format of Hazardous Materials - Operations Level Responder Ski...
  
Technical Rescuer: Rope Rescue I/II pdf format of Technical Rescue: Rope Rescue I/II
Technical Rescuer: Rope Rescue I/II Skills pdf format of Technical Rescue: Rope Rescue I/II Skill Sheets
  
Technical Rescuer: Confined Space Rescue I/II pdf format of Technical Rescue: Confined Space Rescue I/II
Technical Rescuer: Confined Space Rescue I/II Skills pdf format of Technical Rescuer: Confined Space Rescue I/II Skills
  
Technical Rescue: Trench Rescue I/II  pdf format of Technical Rescue: Trench Rescue I/II
Technical Rescuer: Trench Rescue I/II Skills  pdf format of Technical Rescuer: Trench Rescue I/II Skills

Fire Inspector I, Fire Inspector II, and Fire Officer IV certification will not be available until updated to the latest NFPA standards and reference materials.

Recertification Levels

Level

 
Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I- Recertification pdf format of Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I - Recertifica...
 
Fire Investigator - Recertification pdf format of Fire Investigator - Recertification
 

 

Updated June 15, 2016

If you have any questions, please go to our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the Certification Group of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy at the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services at:

 

Phone:

(978) 567-3223

Certification Coordinator (email):

Robert Rand