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How to apply for a Fire Chief Credential

How to apply for a Fire Chief Credential

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The Massachusetts Fire Chief Credential is issued by the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission. It is good for 3 years and can be renewed. It is an effort to further enhance the professionalism of fire chiefs throughout the Commonwealth. It is not the intent of the Commission to set standards or qualifications for an individual to hold the designation of Massachusetts fire chief but to establish credentials based on relevant education, training and experience criteria.

In order to apply for the Fire Chief Credential you must hold a rank of lieutenant or higher in a Massachusetts fire department.

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Submit completed applications by email to: DFS.Credentialing@state.ma.us

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  1. Apply for Fire Chief Credential

    Download the current application. Only the most current version of the application will be accepted. All previous versions will not be accepted or honored.

    Applicants are required to accumulate 100 points of approved attendance/activities over the individual’s career to date.

    Download the FCC Approved Training List and see if you have taken any of these trainings. Only currently approved trainings can be listed on the application for consideration.

    If you have taken a training that does not appear on the approved list that you think should be considered you may download the Training Request for Credit application.

  2. Fire Chief Recredential

    The Recredential Application  process is the ONLY eligible process to be recredentialed.

    Download the current application for recredential. Only the most current version of the application will be accepted. All previous versions will not be accepted or honored.

    The Fire Chief Credential expires after 36 months. Anyone wishing to maintain their credential must accumulate 72 points of approved attendance and activities in a consecutive 36-month period that begins on the date the latest credential was issued.

    In the event a previously credentialed individual fails to acquire the minimum points in the consecutive 36-month period, the Fire Chief Credential will become void.

    Anyone wishing to reinstate an expired credential must comply with the current minimum standards established for “recredentialing”.

    Minimum standards are defined as: accumulating the required points of approved attendance and activities in a consecutive 36-month period from the date of the submitted application and not prior to the date the latest credential was issued.

    Use the current approved training list for the initial credential.

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