Certification Examination Schedule

Spring, 2016

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective with the September, 2016 examination offerings, reference manuals for will be updated. In addition, application submission deadlines will be 21 business days before the examination date.

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


Examination DateApplication Deadline Date
January 25, 2016January 11, 2016
February 22, 2016February 8, 2016
March 25, 2016March 11, 2016
April 22, 2016April 8, 2016
May 21, 2016May 6, 2016
June 17, 2016June 3, 2016


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


Examination DateApplication Deadline Date
February 14, 2016January 29, 2016
April 11, 2016March 28, 2016
June 24, 2016June 10, 2016


Fire Investigator pdf format of Fire Investigator Initial Certification Application Pkg



Fire Investigator - Recertification pdf format of Fire Investigator Recertification Application Pkg.


Updated April 27, 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