Course detail: CERTCSR12 - Confined Space Rescue Levels 1 and 2

Certification Test for Technical Rescuer, Confined Space Levels 1 and 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard.

PREREQUISITE FOR THIS TEST: The candidate must have successfully completed the Introduction to Technical Rescue certification test prior to attempting this test.

WRITTEN TEST: There are two (2) written tests with 50 questions each. One test covers Level 1 and the other covers Level 2.

SKILLS TEST: There are five (5) skills stations covering Levels 1 and 2.

PROJECT: There is a take-home project covering the preplanning of a confined space, which must be completed and submitted within 90 days.

LOCAL VERIFICATION FORM: There is a Local Verification Form that must be signed by the candidate's Fire Chief or Training Division Chief and submitted. This form is available in the Confined Space Rescue Technician Levels 1 & 2 Certification Guide, available on the KFRTI website.

STANDARD: The certification test is based upon the NFPA 1006, Standard for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualifications, 2013 edition, Chapter 7, Confined Space Rescue.

READING REFERENCE TEXT: The written tests are referenced to:
  •  Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute, Introduction to Technical Rescue: Supplemental Reading, July 2019 
  • Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute, Monitoring and pH Scale: Supplemental Reading, 2018
  • CMC Rescue Inc., Confined Space: Entry and Rescue Manual, Revised 2nd Edition, 2013
  • CMC Rescue Inc., Rope Rescue Manual, 5th Edition, 2017 
The specific referenced pages are listed in the Confined Space Rescue Technician Levels 1 & 2 Certification Guide, available on the KFRTI website.

FACIAL HAIR POLICY: All certification test candidates must be clean shaved in the area of the seal of the mask in accordance with the KFRTI Facial Hair Policy.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: The required personal equipment for each candidate is listed in the Confined Space Rescue Technician Levels 1 & 2 Certification Guide, available on the KFRTI website.

FEES: The fee for this certification test is $20.00 for Kansas fire fighters and $170.00 for non-Kansas fire fighters.

There is an additional $17.50 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 785-864-9244 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 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)
Confined Space Rescue Technician I National Certification Preparation Guide (PDF Document)
Confined Space Rescue Technician II National Certification Preparation Guide (PDF Document)

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