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Incident Safety Officer – Fire Suppression Certification Application

Fire Department Safety Officers Certification System

Who may apply

Members of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, applicants sponsored by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and individuals meeting the duties and requirements of a company officer or an Incident Scene Safety Officer.

Requirements

Applicants shall meet the requirements of NFPA 1521 – 2015 ed. Chapter 5 and be a member of a fire department an Emergency Services Organization with at least 5 years experience.

Study Material (book is available to purchase in FDSOA shop)

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, third edition, David W. Dodson, Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2015. NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2015 edition

NFPA 1521 – 2015 ed (Dodson 3rd Edition) Click Here for Application Form

Ways to Test

Individualized Testing: The exam is administered to the certification candidates at their location utilizing a local proctor. Testing materials are sent to the proctor and the candidate reports to the proctor for testing.

Departmental Testing: The exam is administered to two or more certification candidates from the same emergency service organization at the organization’s location utilizing a local proctor. Testing materials are sent to the proctor and the candidates report to the test site for testing.

Regional Testing: The exam is administered to two or more certification candidates from different emergency service organization at a host organization’s location utilizing a local proctor. Testing materials are sent to the proctor and the candidates report to the host organization’s test site for testing. Host organizations are responsible for providing a room for testing and promoting the exam. The dates, times and locations are listed on the Events Page.

Conference Testing: The exam is administered in conjunction with national conferences such as FDSOA Annual Conference, FDSOA Apparatus Symposium, FDIC and Fire Rescue International. The dates, times and locations are listed on the Events Page.

Examination Procedure

The examination will be a 100 question multiple-choice test, which measures your knowledge, abilities and aptitudes to perform an Incident Safety Officer assignment.

You will be notified, by mail, when and where to appear. Please bring a valid picture ID with you. Four (4) hours will be allowed to complete the test.

Registration begins 1/2 hour before exam. Applicants not checked in 15 minutes before start of exam will be unable to take the exam.

We will mail your score to you, but we cannot tell you your ranking in relationship to other applicants.

Skill Sheet Requirement

With the new NFPA Standard, the Pro Board now requires the student to complete six (6) randomly assigned Skills Sheets, along with the 100-question exam.  A Pro Board certificate will not be issued until we have the Affidavit on-file.

The list of skill sheets can be found in below link. The Student will print the 6 that have been assigned to them and complete only those 6.

The student only needs to return the signed Affidavit to our office, once they have a Chief Officer sign off on the skills sheets.

The student will need to print the Affidavit from the link below – on the affidavit will be six (6) randomly assigned skill sheets that the student must complete. The student must complete only these six (6). Reminder, a Pro Board certificate will not be issued until we have the signed Affidavit on-file.

Affidavit

Skill Sheets

Application Deadline

Completed applications with payment must be in the FDSOA Offices 15 days before exam date.
Application will not be processed until payment is received.

Payment Must Accompany Registration Form

Non-Members: $195.00
FDSOA Members: $95.00

Save $15.00 by signing up as a member for an additional $85.00. Membership runs 12 months from date payment is received.

Refunds

A full refund will be given the applicant (or sponsoring organization) provided that written notification is received by FDSOA, at least one (1) week prior to exam. A 25% processing fee will be applied.

NFPA 1521 – 2015 ed (Dodson 3rd Edition) Click Here for Application Form

Special Needs

It is FDSOA’s policy to comply with all federal, state, and local laws concerning the treatment of individuals with disabilities, including the Americans With Disabilities Act.

FDSOA will not discriminate against any qualified applicant with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of certification or re-certification because of the individual’s physical or mental disability.

FDSOA also will make reasonable accommodations whenever necessary for all applicants with disabilities, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions for certification or re-certification and provided further that any accommodations made do not place an undue hardship on FDSOA.

Contact: programs@fdsoa.org  •  248-880-1864
FDSOA, 33365 Raphael Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48336