Closed Certification Examination Requests

The Certification Group, under authorization of the Massachusetts Fire Training Council, accepts requests for closed certification examinations. These requests can come from a fire department or training district but must be requested in writing on formal letterhead.

Letters of request should include the examination type, desired date(s), potential location, and number of students anticipated for participation. Formal requests are reviewed and approved on a first come, first serve basis per semester.

The Massachusetts Fire Academy reserves the right to change, add candidates, and/or combine approved dates, locations, and times based on the continuing numbers of applicants.

If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to 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