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

Gary Howard
Certification /Accreditation Manager

Phone: 515-294-6818


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.

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.

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 currently being revised. It is required for anyone with a documented disability needing to request appropriate accommodations during certification testing at any level. Please contact Gary Howard directly to arrange the necessary accommodations.)


Request for Reciprocity Form

(This form is required for anyone requesting reciprocity of an out-of-state IFSAC certification.)


Update on Certification Practical Skills Examinations


Certification Procedures Guides

Accreditation Update/New Procedures


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: 11-30-2018 (DMB)
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