Reciprocity-Transfer of Certifications from another State
The North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission grants equivalent certification to any program that is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board). The Fire and Rescue Commission can not give credit for individual classes or Implied Certificates. Reciprocity will only be given for complete accredited certifications.
The North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission will not grant reciprocity for certifications taken through out of state agencies by North Carolina Fire and Rescue Personnel if those certification programs are offered in North Carolina.
To check your state’s accreditation status go to www.ifsac.org and www.theproboard.org, click on accredited agencies/entities to view a listing of accredited states.
To apply for NC Fire and Rescue Certification reciprocity you must complete and submit the following information:
_____ Completed Application for Reciprocity
_____ Copies of your original certificates with the accreditation statement/seal
_____ Written verification that you are a member of a North Carolina Fire Rescue Agency . The verification letter must be on Department letterhead and must include: your name, last 4 of SS, DOB, membership dates and must be signed by the Chief of that department.
_____ Written verification that you were a member of a Fire department in the state you are submitting the certifications from. The verification letter must be on Department letterhead and must include: your name, last 4 of SS, DOB, membership dates and must be signed by the Chief of that department.
Incomplete reciprocity packets will not be processed.
1202 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-1202
Fax Number: 919-662-4670
North Carolina requires that you must be a member of a North Carolina Fire/Rescue Agency before certifications can be issued.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Kim Williams, Kim.Williams@ncdoi.gov or 1-800-634-7854 ext. 321.
Apply for Reciprocity for Fire Inspector. If you have any questions regarding Fire Inspector certifications please contact Kathy Williams ext. 245, Kathy.Williams@ncdoi.govor Sarah Van Doornewaard ext. 256, Sarah.Vandoornewaard@ncdoi.gov