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Fire Fighter 2013

Currently there are 2 certifications in the Fire Fighter (2013) series; Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II. They are both based on the latest NFPA standards and beginning Jan 1 2018 will fully replace the Fire Fighter I and II (2001) certification.

For more information, please contact:

SFT Contact:

Susan Pineau
Ph. (916) 445-4758
Note Closed 12-1pm for lunch






Firefighter I     Updated:
Implementation Plan PDF_Icon 10-11-13
Certification Training Standard PDF_Icon 05-20-14
Course Plan PDF_Icon 08-15-16
Skills Sheets (Zip File) Zip_Icon 03-07-17
Task Book Word_Icon 07-26-17
Application PDF_Icon 04-18-17
Exam Retake Form PDF_Icon 05-05-16
Firefighter II      
Implementation Plan PDF_Icon 05-23-14
Certification Training Standard PDF_Icon 07-15-14
Course Plan PDF_Icon 01-03-14
Skills Sheets (Zip File) Zip_Icon 08-17-15
Task Book Word_Icon 07-26-17
Application Word_Icon 04-18-17


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Fire Fighter I Reciprocity and Upgrade program is now LIVE!

The Fire Fighter I Reciprocity and Upgrade program is now available and State Fire Training has dedicated a webpage that includes the background information, application forms and supporting resources for both the reciprocity and upgrade programs. Visit the FF I Reciprocity webpage for more information.

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Fire Fighter I Certification Examination Implementation Time Line

This document is intended to provide information for all State Fire Training (SFT) stakeholders on important timelines relating to implementation of the new Fire Fighter I certification examination process. Stakeholders are encouraged to study this FF I Certification Exam Implementation Time Line and seek clarification if questions arise.

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Fire Fighter I Certification FAQ

National recognition and implementation of the Fire Fighter I (2013) certification examination process frequently asked questions. Click here.  

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Accredited Academies

Interested in finding an Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP) or Accredited Local Academy (ALA)? To visit our Accredited Academies webpage click here.

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*Important - Candidates pursuing the Fire Fighter certification under the existing (2001) curriculum should apply using the FF (2001) application instructions found HERE.

Fire Fighter (2013) Application Instructions:

  1. Verify that you have met the certification guidelines
  2. Complete the application, capstone task book and attach all supporting and verification documentation.
  3. Print, complete and submit the SFT Certification Fee Schedule in addition to any associated fees.
  4. To ensure that your certification application package is complete, review that appropriate checklist below:
  5. Submit the complete certification application package to:
    State Fire Training
    Attn: Cashier
    P.O Box 997446
    Sacramento, CA 95899-7446

Fire Fighter I Reciprocity/Upgrade

 SFT now offers reciprocity for IFSAC and/or Pro Board Fire Fighter I certifications issued by another state or through Department of Defense. Information regarding reciprocity or if you are seeking to upgrade your California Fire Fighter I (2001 edition or newer) certification can be found on the Fire Fighter I Reciprocity webpage.

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