Certfication General Information

 

If it’s your house that is on fire or your loved one trapped in a smashed car you probably expect that the responders who come to help have met some standard that helps assure competence at what they do. At UFRA we take that responsibility seriously and that’s why we developed the Utah Fire Service Certification System (UFSCS).

The UFSCS has been administered by the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy since the system’s inception in the early 1980's. The entire system is based on international professional job performance standards from NFPA and NWCG.

Firefighters, Hazardous Materials Responders, and Rescue Personnel can earn various certifications by undergoing training given by UFRA, their own departments, or other agencies; after which a written and practical test is administered by testers authorized by the Utah Fire Service Certification Council.

Students who are not employed at agencies and attend accredited fire programs at Utah Valley University, Davis Applied Technology College, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, and the West Valley City Fire Academy may also become certified at basic levels.

Some wildland fire certifications require the additional step of having “Position Task Books” signed off in the field following training assignments that include actual fire experience.

Testing takes place all over the state of Utah and is usually scheduled by fire department training officers for members of one or more local agencies to test at their own facilities using their own equipment.

Currently, UFRA receives funding from the State of Utah to provide initial testing and certification at no charge to local agencies. Non-fire agencies, industrial fire departments, and students pay a relatively small fee for testing and certification. We do not certify private wildland fire company personnel.

Volunteer, part-time, and fully paid firefighters must all meet the same standard to certify. Most fire departments in Utah have certified personnel even though there is no law requiring it. Certification is almost universally recognized by the fire service as validation of the training process and an indicator of individual competence.

For detailed information on any certification policies, please refer to the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Upcoming Exams

This report only represents requests that have been received by the Certification Office.  All requests must be received within 30-days of exam date. No add-ons allowed without official approval.

For more information, please contact the Certification Office at 801-863-7709.  Exam locations, dates, and times are subject to change. If you would like to test at one of the locations listed, you must notify the Certification Office wthin 15 days of the test date for approval. Written testing is offered at UFRA the first Friday of every month.  Please call the certification office at 801-863-7709 to schedule testing. An exam request from the department is still required.

Live Fire testing is held quarterly at UFRA

 

Exam Date

Exam Location

Exam Type

Exam Level

Time

2/24/2020 Duchesne Fire Department  Manipulative Instructor I 1800
2/24/2020 Duchesne Fire Department  Written Instructor I 2000
2/25/2020 South Jordan Fire Department  Written Apparatus Driver/Operator Pumper 0700
2/26/2020 Logan Fire Department Manipulative Instructor I 1300
2/27/2020 West Jordan Fire Department  Written Inspector I 1300
2/27/2020 West Jordan Fire Department  Manipulative Inspector I 1500
2/27/2020 Cedar City Fire Department Written Hazardous Materials Operations 1800
2/28/2020 Diamond Valley Fire Department Written Firefighter I 2000
2/28/2020 Diamond Valley Fire Department Written Firefighter II 1800
2/28/2020 Willard City Fire Department  Written Hazardous Materials Operations 1800
2/28/2020 Cedar City Fire Department Written Hazardous Materials Awareness 1800
2/28/2020 Willard City Fire Department  Manipulative Hazardous Materials Operations 2000
2/29/2020 Helper Fire Department  Written Hazardous Materials Awareness 0900
2/29/2020 Helper Fire Department  Manipulative Hazardous Materials Awareness 1100
2/29/2020 Davis Technical College Written Hazardous Materials Operations 0800
2/29/2020 Hurricane Valley Fire Sp Services Dist Written Firefighter I 0800
2/29/2020 Hurricane Valley Fire Sp Services Dist Written Firefighter II 1000
2/29/2020 St. George Fire Department Written Apparatus Driver/Operator Aerial 0800
2/29/2020 St. George Fire Department Manipulative Apparatus Driver/Operator Aerial 1000
3/2/2020 Jensen Fire Department  Written Hazardous Materials Operations 1900
3/4/2020 Layton Fire Department Written Hazardous Materials Awareness 0900
3/4/2020 Layton Fire Department Written Hazardous Materials Operations 1100
3/4/2020 Provo Fire Department Written Technical Rescue – Chapter 5 1030
3/4/2020 Provo Fire Department Manipulative Technical Rescue – Chapter 5 1230
3/5/2020 Layton Fire Department Manipulative Hazardous Materials Awareness 0900
3/5/2020 Layton Fire Department Manipulative Hazardous Materials Operations 1100
3/5/2020 Cedar City Fire Department Manipulative Hazardous Materials Awareness 1800
3/5/2020 Duchesne Fire Department  Written Hazardous Materials Operations 1800
3/5/2020 Cedar City Fire Department Manipulative Hazardous Materials Operations 2000
3/7/2020 Spanish Fork Fire Department Written Hazardous Materials Operations 0800
3/7/2020 Helper Fire Department  Written Hazardous Materials Operations 0900
3/7/2020 Helper Fire Department  Manipulative Hazardous Materials Operations 1100
3/7/2020 Uintah Fire District-Vernal Manipulative LIVE Fire 1200
3/9/2020 Murray Fire Department  Manipulative Technical Rescue – Chapter 5 1000
3/10/2020 Oakley Fire Department Written Hazardous Materials Operations 0900
3/10/2020 Oakley Fire Department Written Hazardous Materials Operations 0900
3/11/2020 South Davis Metro Fire-Bountiful Written Apparatus Driver/Operator Pumper 0800
3/12/2020 Moab Fire Department Manipulative Hazardous Materials Operations 1500
3/12/2020 Bridgerland Technical College-Logan Written Hazardous Materials Awareness 1800
3/12/2020 Bridgerland Technical College-Logan Written Hazardous Materials Operations 1800
3/12/2020 Spanish Fork Fire Department Written Hazardous Materials Awareness 1000
3/12/2020 Spanish Fork Fire Department Manipulative Hazardous Materials Awareness 1200
3/13/2020 Orem Fire Department   Written Hazardous Materials Technician 0800
3/13/2020 Orem Fire Department   Manipulative Hazardous Materials Technician 1000
3/13/2020 Delta Fire Department Written Hazardous Materials Operations 1800
3/13/2020 Delta Fire Department Written Hazardous Materials Awareness 2000
3/14/2020 Unified Fire Authority-Magna Written Technical Rescue - Vehicle Level I 0900
3/14/2020 Unified Fire Authority-Magna Written Technical Rescue – Vehicle Level II 1000
3/14/2020 Unified Fire Authority-Magna Manipulative Technical Rescue - Vehicle I/II Evolution 1100
3/14/2020 Grantsville Fire Department  Written Firefighter I 0800
3/14/2020 Grantsville Fire Department  Written Firefighter II 1000
3/14/2020 Smithfield Fire Department Written Apparatus Driver/Operator Pumper 0800
3/14/2020 Lone Peak Fire District-Highland Written Technical Rescue - Ice Level I 0900
3/14/2020 Lone Peak Fire District-Highland Manipulative Technical Rescue - Ice Level I 1000
3/14/2020 Lone Peak Fire District-Highland Written Technical Rescue - Ice Level I 0900
3/16/2020 Washington Terrace Fire Department Written Instructor I 2000
3/16/2020 Washington Terrace Fire Department Manipulative Instructor I 2000
3/16/2020 Lone Peak Fire District-Highland Written Technical Rescue - Ice Level I 1000
3/16/2020 Lone Peak Fire District-Highland Manipulative Technical Rescue - Ice Level I 0800
3/16/2020 Lone Peak Fire District-Highland Written Technical Rescue - Ice Level I 1000
3/21/2020 Richfield Fire Department  Written Firefighter I 0800
3/21/2020 Richfield Fire Department  Manipulative Firefighter I 1300
3/21/2020 Richfield Fire Department  Written Firefighter II 1000
3/21/2020 Richfield Fire Department  Manipulative Firefighter II 1300
3/22/2020 Lone Peak Fire District-Highland Written Apparatus Driver/Operator Pumper 0900
3/25/2020 Kaysville Fire Department Written Apparatus Driver/Operator Pumper 1000
3/26/2020 Dugway Fire Department  Written Firefighter I 1800
3/26/2020 Dugway Fire Department  Written Firefighter II 2000
3/27/2020 Cache County Fire District-Logan Written Firefighter I 1800
3/27/2020 Cache County Fire District-Logan Manipulative Firefighter I 2000
3/28/2020 Cache County Fire District-Logan Manipulative LIVE Fire 0800
3/28/2020 Dugway Fire Department  Manipulative Firefighter I/II Evolution 0900
3/30/2020 Provo Fire Department Written Apparatus Driver/Operator Aerial 1030
3/30/2020 Provo Fire Department Manipulative Apparatus Driver/Operator Aerial 1230
3/30/2020 West Valley Fire Academy Written Firefighter I 1700
3/30/2020 West Valley Fire Academy Written Firefighter II 1900
3/30/2020 West Valley Fire Academy Written Firefighter I 1700
3/30/2020 West Valley Fire Academy Written Firefighter II 1900
4/1/2020 St. George Fire Department Written Technical Rescue – Chapter 5 1700
4/1/2020 St. George Fire Department Manipulative Technical Rescue – Chapter 5 1900
4/1/2020 West Valley Fire Academy Written Hazardous Materials Awareness 1700
4/1/2020 West Valley Fire Academy Written Hazardous Materials Operations 1900
4/1/2020 West Valley Fire Academy Written Hazardous Materials Operations 1900
4/4/2020 Springville Fire Department  Manipulative LIVE Fire  
4/4/2020 West Valley Fire Academy Manipulative Firefighter I/II Evolution 0800
4/4/2020 West Valley Fire Academy Manipulative LIVE Fire 1030
4/6/2020 West Valley Fire Academy Manipulative Hazardous Materials Operations 1700
4/7/2020 Emergency Services Students-Provo Written Firefighter I 1800
4/8/2020 Emergency Services Students-Provo Manipulative LIVE Fire 0800
4/8/2020 Emergency Services Students-Provo Manipulative Firefighter I/II Evolution 1000
4/9/2020 Emergency Services Students-Provo Written Firefighter II 1800
4/14/2020 Orem Fire Department   Written Apparatus Driver/Operator Aerial 0800
4/14/2020 Orem Fire Department   Manipulative Apparatus Driver/Operator Aerial 1000
4/16/2020 Emergency Services Students-Provo Written Hazardous Materials Awareness 1800
4/16/2020 Emergency Services Students-Provo Written Hazardous Materials Operations 2000
4/17/2020 Utah National Guard JFHQ-UT-DOMS Written Hazardous Materials Operations 1100
4/17/2020 Utah National Guard JFHQ-UT-DOMS Manipulative Hazardous Materials Operations 0900
4/17/2020 Emergency Services Students-Provo Manipulative Hazardous Materials Awareness 1300
4/17/2020 Emergency Services Students-Provo Manipulative Hazardous Materials Operations 1500
4/25/2020 Springville Fire Department  Written Firefighter I 0900
4/25/2020 Springville Fire Department  Written Firefighter II 1100
4/25/2020 Springville Fire Department  Manipulative Firefighter I/II Evolution 1300
4/28/2020 Saratoga Springs Fire Department Written Apparatus Driver/Operator Aerial 0900
4/28/2020 Saratoga Springs Fire Department Manipulative Apparatus Driver/Operator Aerial 1100