PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CERTIFICATION: The candidate must have successfully certified at the Fire Fighter 2 and Fire Instructor 1 levels prior to being awarded this certification.
WRITTEN TEST: There is a 100-question written test.
PROJECT: There are two written skills scenarios which are administered immediately after the written test. This is followed by an oral transfer of command given to a three-member evaluation board. The transfer of command briefing scenario provided to the candidate is one of four that cover typical single-company, initial arriving operations.
LOCAL VERIFICATION FORM: There is a Local Verification Form that must be signed by the candidate's Fire Chief and submitted. This form is available in the Fire Officer 1 Certification Guide, available on the KFRTI website.
STANDARD: The certification test is based upon the NFPA 1021, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer, 2014 edition, Chapter 4, Fire Officer I.
READING REFERENCE TEXT: The written tests are referenced to IFSTA, Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 5th edition. The specific referenced pages are listed in the Fire Officer 1 Certification Guide, available on the KFRTI website.
FEES: The fee for this certification test is $60.00 for Kansas fire fighters and $120.00 for non-Kansas fire fighters.
There is an additional $17.50 fee, made payable to the ProBoard, for the ProBoard certificate.