The Fire and Emergency Services Instructor (FESI) 3 Certification utilizes NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications to provide the qualifications for State Fire Training’s Fire and Emergency Services Instructor certification. These qualifications are documented in the Fire and Emergency Services Instructor 3 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

FESI 3 is the third certification in the California Fire and Emergency Services Instructor professional certification series. The requirements for this certification can be found in the SFT Procedures Manual. The FESI 3 Implementation Plan (PDF) was developed to provide detailed information regarding how and when the transition to this new certification will go into effect. To apply for this certification, please review and complete the documentation below.

FESI 3 Task Book (PDF)

FESI 3 Application (PDF)

Task Book Update (PDF)

In 2021, State Fire Training updated the Instructor 1 certification to align with NFPA 1041. This update is for those who initiated an Instructor 3 Certification Task Book (2012). Sign and attach this update to your Task Book when applying for certification. This update is already incorporated into the FESI 3 Task Book, therefore, it is not necessary to download this update if you are initiating the FESI 3 Task Book.