2016 License Examination Schedule

The testing dates below are for the first quarter only (January - March). The schedule is subject to change as our testing procedures are in the process of being updated. 

You must be pre-registered for all license exams. Your completed current application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date listed below. Please check the website for updated applications.  If your application is received after the applicable deadline, you will not be allowed to sit for the exam.   All exams start promptly at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noticed.

All license exams are offered at both DFS locations: One State Road in Stow MA (park in the remote lot at the top of the hill) and 100 Grochmal Avenue in Springfield MA (note new location). Directions are available at www.mass.gov/dfs.

If you have questions, please contact the Licensing Desk at 978-567-3700
or by email at dfs.licensing@dfs.state.ma.us.


Study Material

Examination Dates – Exams start at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noticedDeadlines for Applications received by 5:00 p.m.

Fire Suppression
10:00 a.m

Commercial Hood
2:00 p.m.

Fire Suppression pdf format of Fire Suppression

Commercial Hood Cleaning pdf format of Commercial Hood Cleaning


January 20, 2016 (Wednesday)March 23, 2016 (Wednesday)



January 4, 2016(Monday)
March 4, 2016 (Friday)


Special Effects
Blasting R & D
Blasting for Boiler Cleaning
Cannon/Mortar pdf format of Cannon/Mortar
 Fireworks pdf format of Fireworks
Special Effects pdf format of Special Effects
Blasting pdf format of Blasting
Blasting (R&D)  pdf format of Blasting (R&D)
 Blasting (Boiler) pdf format of Blasting (Boiler)


February 24, 2016 (Wednesday)



February 5, 2016 (Friday)


Attention All DFS License Holders

If you change your address and hold an approval, license, certificate, or permit from the Department of Fire Services, you have 14 days to notify the Office of the State Fire Marshal, according to state regulations. If you hold a license from the Office of the State Fire Marshal and have recently changed your address, please complete the change of address form pdf format of FP-001
and mail it to the address listed below.

If you have any licensing questions, please contact the Licensing Desk at 978-567-3700 or by email at dfs.licensing@dfs.state.ma.us.

Licensing Desk
Department of Fire Services
P.O. Box 1025
Stow, MA 01775