Certification Examination Schedule

Fall, 2016

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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 DateApplication 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 DateApplication Deadline Date
September 17, 2016August 18, 2016
November 19, 2016October 20, 2016


Fire Investigator pdf format of Fire Investigator Initial Certification Application Pkg



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


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