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Fire Fighter I - Reciprocity/Upgrade

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As an integral component of accreditation for the California State Fire Training Fire Fighter I program by both IFSAC and Pro Board, State Fire Training has in place a reciprocity process aimed at accepting Fire Fighter I certifications issued by other accredited entities, including the Department of Defense.

Additionally, State Fire Training has implemented an upgrade process to allow certain individuals holding current a California Fire Fighter I certification to upgrade their certification to include IFSAC and Pro Board seals. This webpage includes the background information, applications and supporting documents for both the reciprocity and upgrade programs.

*At this time, State Fire Training is only nationally accredited for Fire Fighter I therefore, we are currently unable to provide reciprocity or upgrades for any other professional certification levels.


Fire Fighter I Reciprocity Information

The Fire Fighter I reciprocity program is intended for Out-Of-State and DoD Fire Fighters who have received training and/or employment in another state and are now seeking certification/employment in California. The following materials are available to help assist with this process:

Requirements Process Chart Fee Schedule Application Checklist
Reciprocity applicants will need to submit by mail only a completed reciprocity application form, supporting documentation, reciprocity review fee and fee schedule form. A review will be conducted to verify all submitted documentation. If eligible, SFT will then determine whether additional testing (written and/or skills) will need to be completed and then issue a Fire Fighter I certification task book. Upon completion of all requirements (including successful completion of both the written & skills examinations and the Fire Fighter I task book) and the submittal of a FF I application form, certification fee and fee schedule, a California Fire Fighter I certification w/optional IFSAC and Pro Board seals will be issued.

More information on the Fire Fighter certification can be found on the either the Fire Fighter FAQ or the FF Certification webpage.

More general information regarding SFT Certifications can be found on the Professional Certification webpage.


Fire Fighter I Upgrade Information

The Fire Fighter I upgrade program is intended for California certified Fire Fighters who have received certification under the 2001 curriculum and are now looking to upgrade their state certification to a state and nationally recognized IFSAC/Pro Board certification. The following materials are available to help assist with this process:

Requirements Process Chart Fee Schedule Application Checklist

Eligible California certified fire fighter applicants will need to submit by mail or appointment only a completed upgrade application form, supporting documentation, upgrade review fee and fee schedule form. A review will be conducted to verify all submitted documentation. If eligible, SFT will then issue an exam authorization form. Upgrade applicants will need take this authorization form to an open-enrollment accredited academy to schedule the certification examination. Upon successful completion of certification examination and the submittal of the exam results including your original upgrade application, certification fee and fee schedule, a California Fire Fighter I certification w/ IFSAC and Pro Board seals will be issued.

More information on the Fire Fighter certification can be found on the either the Fire Fighter FAQ or the FF Certification webpage.

More general information regarding SFT Certifications can be found on the Professional Certification webpage.

 

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