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Certification Testing

Entire Certification Program Manual (eff. January 2022)

Eligibility for examination is based on issuance of an Endorsement of Eligibility letter from the SFFMA Certification Office.


Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations

  • Holds a previously issued Intermediate Firefighter certificate
  • Holds a previously issued Module 3: Firefighter I (Completion) certificate
  • Has received an eligibility letter from SFFMA

Firefighter I

  • Holds a previously issued Intermediate Firefighter certificate
  • Holds a previously issued Module 3: Firefighter I (Completion) certificate
  • Has received an eligibility letter from SFFMA

Firefighter II

  • Holds a previously issued Advanced Firefighter certificate
  • Holds a previously issued Module 4: Firefighter II (Advanced) certificate
  • Has received an eligibility letter from SFFMA

To receive an endorsement letter, department must:

  • meet all participation requirements:
    1. Department dues and Individual Member dues are current
    2. Certification Coordinator is current on CC Workshop requirement
    3. Coordinator’s provisional approval period has not expired if applicable
  • Submit fully completed application for processing:
    1. SIGNED by the candidate, Fire Chief, and Certification Coordinator
    2. Fee(s) invoiced and paid
    3. Candidate’s direct e-mail address and all required personal information on file in GrowthZone (full name, date of birth, last 4 of Social Security number)
    4. All training and prerequisites for discipline must be completed and fully documented
    5. Courage to be Safe
    6. Traffic Incident Management (required for Firefighter I & II)
    7. Training fully documented (100%) in Growth Zone or clear completion documents submitted with application. Applicants for Firefighter I must also complete 1001: FF I Trng (Prereq to Start Live Fire)