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Fire and Rescue Commission


Certification and Training - Regional Testing

Regional Testing

Qualification School Student Equipment Requirements

Firefighter I & II
NFPA Approved Full Structural Firefighting Gear
NFPA Approved SCBA with Spare Cylinder (current hydrostatic date)
SCBA Face Piece

Technical Rescuer (VMR)
Helmet (ANSI/NFPA Approved)
ANSI Certified Protective Eyewear
NFPA Approved Class III Harness
Protective coveralls or NFPA Approved Full Structural Firefighting Gear
Steel Toe Boots
Work Gloves

Driver Operator
NFPA Approved Full Structural Firefighting Gear

Hazardous Materials Operations
NFPA Approved Full Structural Firefighting Gear
NFPA Approved SCBA and Spare Cylinder (current hydrostatic date)

Certification and Qualification Exams offered at Regional Testing

Candidates must register for above Certification and Qualification exams by selecting the following link below.

All required courses and requirements must be met and visible on your OSFM online certification transcripts prior to trying to register online or your registration will be denied.

Regional Qualification Registration

Instructors who desire to teach the following certification programs will be required to take the Qualifications at specific Regional Testing sites:

  • Firefighter
  • Driver Operator – EVD, Pumps and Aerial
  • Haz Mat Level 1 Responder Technical Rescuer General, VMR
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator Level 1, 2 and 3
  • Fire Officer
  • Fire and Rescue Service Instructor

The Regional Qualifications will be set up for 3 to 4 days. Please register through Regional testing for the qualification subject you want to take. You must use the schedule listed below to pick the Qualification Site available. These will be the only options for taking Qualifications. These site wills require the student to take written exam and perform skills that will be evaluated by OSFM staff. The link is listed below. Make sure you select the Qualification location. This change will become effective January 1, 2015.

Staff will notify you 30 days out as to the day and time you need to be at the Qualification to qualify for the subject(s) you selected.

Before you register please view the transcript page and update your personal information including your email address. Emails will be sent to you with confirmation of the day and time you have been approved.