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.


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Department Recognition

UFRA would like to recognize departments that support, promote, and encourage their department members to certify within the Utah Fire Service Certification System.  The Department Recognition program allows departments to showcase all their hard work.


Department Recognition Certificate



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 red card 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 departmenet 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



  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
  Training Records (fillable) - below*
  Wildland I - Training Record (fillable)
  Wildland II - Training Record (fillable)

 * Tech Rescue (TR) 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 Staff

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