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Certification / Accreditation Program

Gary Howard
Certification/Accreditation Manager
Phone:  515.608.2270 or 515.727.3426


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The Accreditation/Certification Program is responsible for maintaining the Bureau’s accreditation status with the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard®) accreditation requirements.  In addition, this program schedules both written and practical examinations across the state and issues multiple nationally accredited fire service certifications that assist in demonstrating a candidate’s minimum level of competency in a particular area of training, and that their training conforms to recognized national standards.


Certification Examinations

All levels of certification begin with the candidate submitting a Certification Exam Registration Form and fee.

Exam registrations will be closed approximately two (2) weeks prior to the exam date or sooner if the location receives 24 registrations.

Written Exam Schedule / Registration Form

Practical Skills Exam Schedule / Registration Form


Certification Levels

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NEW Certification Policy & Procedures Manual

Specific details on each certification level's requirements can be found in the below links to the Procedures Guides.

These guides also include the Local Documentation Forms which are required to complete the following levels:

HazMat Awareness & Operations

Fire Fighter I & II

Driver/Operator Pumper & Aerial


Procedures Guides and Practical Evaluation Skill Sheets​

Hazardous Materials Awareness

HazMat Awareness Procedures Guide 12-21

HazMat Awareness Skill Sheet 1072-2017

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations

HazMat Awareness & Operations Procedures Guide 12-21

HazMat Awareness & Operations Skill Sheets 1072-2017

Firefighter I

Firefighter I Procedures Guide 12-21

Firefighter I Skill Sheets 1001-2019

Firefighter II

Firefighter II Procedures Guide 12-21

Firefighter II Skill Sheets 1001-2019

Driver Operator - Aerial

FADO - Aerial Procedures Guide 12-21

Driver Operator Aerial Skills Sheets 1002-2017

Driver Operator - Pumper

FADO - Pumper Procedures Guide 12-21

Driver Operator - Pumper Skill Sheets 1002-2017

Fire Officer I

Fire Officer I Procedures Guide 12-21

Fire Officer II

Fire Officer II Procedures Guide 12-21

Instructor I

Fire & Emergency Services Instructor I Procedures Guide 12-21

Instructor II

Fire & Emergency Services Instructor II Procedures Guide 12-21

Inspector I

Fire Inspector I Procedures Guide 02-22


Fire Investigator Procedures Guide 07-22

Fire Investigator Recertification Form