Course detail: Fire Officer 1 National Certification

Certification Test for Fire Officer Level 1, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard.

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, 2020 edition, Chapter 4, Fire Officer I.

READING REFERENCE TEXT: The written tests are referenced to IFSTA, Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 6th 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 $30.00 for Kansas fire service and Kansas fire students and $120.00 for non-Kansas fire fighters.

There is an additional $20.00 fee, made payable to the ProBoard, for the ProBoard certificate.

Effective immediately the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute will not invoice individuals.  Payment should be made at the time of registration via credit card. 

Fees may be invoiced to organizations ONLY if a Purchase Order from that organization is provided to the Institute, via email or fax, prior to the event. After receipt of the purchase order, the Institute will manually register the students and invoice the organization.  Please call KFRTI at 785-864-9924 to utilize this option. 

KU provides accommodations for certification candidates in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Documentation of the diagnosis from a qualified professional, and a request for accommodation, should be submitted in writing to the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute Certification Manager at or call 866-804-8841 at least two weeks prior to the exam. The submitted documentation will help KFRTI identify appropriate accommodations. The two week advanced notice/request allows the Institute to assemble the resources necessary for the accommodation.
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Course Resources
How to View National Certification Exam Results Online (PDF Document)
Fire Officer 1 National Certification Preparation Guide (PDF Document)

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