Fire Service Training Bureau
Iowa Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division
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Certification & Accreditation

Phone: 515-294-6817


The Fire Service Training Bureau, is proud to offer National Certification for the Iowa Fire Service through accreditation with the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). This accreditation assures firefighters that the testing is unbiased, current, and conforms to recognized national standards. The Fire Service Training Bureau completed the 2017 (IFSAC) reaccreditation assessment site visit the week of February 20, 2017. The FSTB has been given approval to continue issuing certifications.

Additionally, the Fire Service Training Bureau is currently working towards receiving accreditation through the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard). We anticipate receiving the ProBoard accreditation during the 2017 calendar year.


Certification Testing

All levels of certification begin with the candidate submitting a Certification Testing Registration Form and fee. NOTE: "First Attempt" Registration Forms must be submitted at least three weeks prior to the test date. "Retest" (2nd or subsequent attempt) Registration Forms must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the test date.

Certification Schedule / Certification Testing Registration Form

(This form is required for anyone wishing to test or retest a certification level.)

ADA Examination Accommodation Request Form

(This form is required for anyone with a documented disability needing to request appropriate accommodations during certification testing at any level.)


Review Classes & Retesting

It is anticipated the Fire Service Training Bureau will be providing Review Classes and Retesting opportunities through much of Calendar Year 2017. The review classes and retesting will be made available at NO COST to the fire service during this time period.

Review Class Schedule / Registration Form

Review Site Request Form

(This form is to be filled out by the Instructor or host site representative ONLY.)


Anyone wishing to attend a review class and retest a certification level, must complete a Certification Testing Registration Form.

If you choose not to attend a review class you can take a certification retest at any of the test site locations throughout the state.

For individuals wanting to study or review advanced courses, information will be provided to you through Resource One, upon request. Requests for self-study material for the advanced level courses should be submitted by email to Russ Grossman at


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Certification Procedures Guides

Hazardous Materials Operations

Firefighter I

Firefighter II

Driver Operator Aerial

Driver Operator Pumper

Fire Officer I

Fire Officer II

Instructor I

Instructor II

Inspector I



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Created: 02-07-2006
Last Updated: 6-1-2017 (DMB)
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