What Is Certification & Why is it Important?

"... certification from an accredited entity is a statement of success, an indisputable mark of performance belonging to individual fire service professionals. Each successful candidate for certification from an accredited entity knows that he or she has been measured against peers and meets rigorous national standards. Certification affords the individual a uniformity and portability of qualifications. In addition, the creditability of an organization is enhanced by having members certified to national consensus standards." - theproboard.org

Certification allows a fire service professional to be a part of the National Registry where employers can search a potential candidate. It also ensures that they have been trained at a national standard on how to deal with dangerous situations. Read More >

 

Certification Council

The governing body for the firefighter certification system in the state of Utah is the Utah Fire Service Certification Council (UFSCC).  The members of the council represent various areas of the state as well as a variety of department types.

 

Utah Certified Firefighter logo

 

Download Certificates & Department Reports

Use this system to view, print, and/or save copies of your certifications that have been issued. Departments can run reports of certifications for their department members.

 

Certificate of Completion

 

 

Certification Forms

There are forms that need to be completed for various parts of the certification program.  They include the exam request form, certification request form, and reciprocity request form.

 

 

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Certification Process

Step 1: Select the certification you are working on from the list below.

Step 2: After completing training, complete the "training record" found at the back of the certification standard.

Step 3: Request testing for written and practical tests using an Examination Request form.

Step 4: After receiving results of successfully passing the test, request certification using the Certification/Re-Certification Request form. (Certification does not occur automatically after passing the exams.)

Step 5:  Your department will receive a bill for certification based on the fee schedule.

Step 6:  If you did not pass the test, you may request a re-take using the Examination Request form. Upon passing, complete Step 4.

For more information, please visit our Testing and Certification FAQ page.

Certification Requirements and Prerequisites by Level

 

Certification Levels & Standards

IFSAC
Accreditation

ProBoard
Accreditation

  Firefighter I - Training Record (fillable)
  Firefighter II - Training Record (fillable)
  Awareness - Training Record (fillable)
  Operations - Training Record (fillable)
  Technician - Training Record (fillable)
  Pumper- Training Record (fillable)
  Aerial - Training Record (fillable)
  Airport - Training Record (fillable)
   Officer I - Training Record (fillable)
   Officer II - Portfolio Requirement Form
   Officer III - Portfolio Requirement Form
   Officer IV - Portfolio Requirement Form
  Instructor I - Training Record (fillable)
  Instructor II - Training Record (fillable)
Fire Inspector I, II, III (Fire Inspector III is not accredited by IFSAC or ProBoard.)
  Inspector I - Training Record (fillable)
  Inspector II - Portfolio Requirement Form
  Inspector III - Portfolio Requirement Form
Technical Rescue-NFPA 2013 - TESTING SUSPENDED FOR SURFACE WATER
  Training Records (fillable) - below*
  Wildland I - Training Record (fillable)
  Wildland II - Training Record (fillable)

 * Technical Rescue - NFPA 2013 Training Records

TR - Chapter 5

TR - Confined Space Rescue I & II

TR - Ice Rescue I & II

TR - Machinery Rescue I

TR - Rope Rescue I & II

TR - Structural Collapse Rescue I & II

TR - Surface Water Rescue I & II - TESTING SUSPENDED

TR - Swiftwater Rescue I & II

TR - Trench Rescue I & II

TR - Vehicle Rescue I

TR - Vehicle Rescue II

Certification Fees

Fee    Item     
Free    Certification - First Written Attempt
$40    Certification - Second Written Attempt
$60    Certification - Third Written Attempt
$90    Certification - Non Fire Department Agencies
$  5    Recertification - All Levels received (except HazMat Tech)
$  5    Recertification - HazMat Technician
$20    Reciprocity - per level, with IFSAC or Pro Board seals
$10    Printed original certificate with seal
$10    Additional printed ID card

Reciprocity Policy

 If a firefighter comes from another state with either an IFSAC seal or a Pro Board certificate, the Utah Fire Service Certification System will offer reciprocity to that firefighter upon two conditions. 1) The person must first be on a Utah fire department.  2) The level being requested must be accredited within the Utah system. Once these two conditions are met, the person may have his or her chief or training officer request reciprocity using a Reciprocity Certification Request form.  The cost for reciprocity is $20 per level.

Certification Testers

Certification Testers are representatives of the Utah Fire Service Certification council who have applied and been trained to administer certification exams.  They will only test levels that they are certified at. Testers are required to attend yearly training and are evaluated periodically on their performance as a tester.

CERTIFICATION TESTER Resources

**New Technical Rescue – NFPA 1006, 2021 Edition

Standards & Training Records

IFSAC
Accreditation

ProBoard
Accreditation

Confined Space Rescue
  • Confined Space Rescue Awareness
  • Confined Space Rescue Operations
  • Confined Space Rescue Technician
in Process in Process
Machinery Rescue
  • Machinery Rescue Awareness
  • Machinery Rescue Operations
  • Machinery Rescue Technician
in Process in Process
Rope Rescue 
Approved Pending Approval
Structural Collapse Rescue
  • Structural Collapse Rescue Awareness
  • Structural Collapse Rescue Operations
  • Structural Collapse Rescue Technician
in Process in Process
Trench Rescue
Approved Pending Approval
Vehicle Rescue:    
Common Passenger Vehicle Rescue
Approved Pending Approval
Heavy Vehicle Rescue 
Approved Pending Approval
Water Rescue:    
Surface Water Rescue
Approved Pending Approval
Swiftwater Rescue
Approved Pending Approval
Ice Rescue 
Approved Pending Approval

Certification Staff

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