National Firefighter Certification

National Certification for Kansas firefighters is a popular program that brings the ability for firefighters to achieve national certification at any of 22 fire service disciplines and levels. This program is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the National Board of Professional Qualifications (NPQS). Following stringent criteria required by both accrediting bodies, the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute is accredited to issue national certifications that are recognized throughout the United States, Canada and numerous other countries around the world.

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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Upcoming Courses

Courses & Events

CERTIFICATION EXAM for Technical Rescuer, Confined Space Levels 1 and 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


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CERTIFICATION EXAM for Driver/Operator Aerial, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


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CERTIFICATION EXAM for Driver/Operator Pumper, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


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CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Inspector Level 1, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


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CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Inspector Level 2, accredited by IFSAC (NOT currently accredited by ProBoard)


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CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Officer Level 1, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


Thursday, February 27, 2020, Salina Fire Dept (Salina, KS)
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Officer Level 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


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CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Instructor Level 1, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


Friday, February 28, 2020, McPherson Fire Dept (McPherson, KS)
CERTIFICATION EXAM for Fire Instructor Level 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


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CERTIFICATION EXAM for Hazardous Materials Technician Level, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


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CERTIFICATION EXAM for Technical Rescuer, Rope Rescue Level 1, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


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CERTIFICATION EXAM for Technical Rescuer, Rope Rescue Level 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


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CERTIFICATION EXAM for Technical Rescuer, Structural Collapse Levels 1 and 2, accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard


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