Fire Fighter 2 (2019)

Fire Fighter 2 utilizes NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications to provide the qualifications for State Fire Training’s Fire Fighter 2 certification. These qualifications are documented in the Fire Fighter 2 Certification Training Standards (CTS). State Fire Training coordinated the development of the CTS guide, certification and associated curriculum. The Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) and the State Board of Fire Services (SBFS) recommended these standards and qualifications for adoption by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).

Certification Information

Fire Fighter 2 is the second certification in the California Fire Fighter professional certification series. The requirements for this certification can be found in the SFT Procedures Manual. The Fire Fighter Implementation Plan (PDF) was developed to provide detailed information regarding how and when the transition to this new certification will go into effect.

The Fire Fighter 2 (2019) Certification Application is for applicants who completed the Fire Fighter 2 (2019) academic training. Applicants who completed the Fire Fighter 2 (2013) academic training shall utilize the Fire Fighter 2 (2013) Certification Application.

Upgrade Applicants who have a California Office of the State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter 2 Certification and are seeking IFSAC/Pro Board certification shall apply using the Fire Fighter 2 (2019) Upgrade Application.

Reciprocity Applicants who have a Fire Fighter 2 accredited certification from IFSAC and/or Pro Board and are seeking California Fire Fighter 2 reciprocity, need to apply using the Fire Fighter 2 (2019) Reciprocity Application.

To apply for this certification, please review and complete the documentation below.

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Task Book Application

The Fire Fighter 2 (2019) Reciprocity Application is for applicants who have a Fire Fighter 2 accredited certification from IFSAC and/or Pro Board and are seeking California Fire Fighter 1 reciprocity. Certificates not bearing the appropriate seals shall not be considered.

Visit the Fire Fighter 2 (2019) Reciprocity Application (PDF) for more information.

Download and complete the Fire Fighter Task Book (PDF).

The Fire Fighter 2 (2019) Upgrade Application is designed for applicants who have a California Office of the State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter 2 and are seeking accredited certification from IFSAC and Pro Board.

Visit the Fire Fighter 2 (2019) Upgrade Application (PDF) for more information.

Curriculum & Testing Delivery Information

Misc. Documents

The Fire Fighter 1A and 2A Recommended Teaching Order can be used by agencies who elect to combine the Fire Fighter 1A and 2A Course Plans during the fire academy. Fire Fighter 2A is not required to be taught with the Fire Fighter 1A curriculum.