Illinois Fire Service Institute


Challenge Exams

Program Description

The Challenge Exam Program allows those who have completed training to a given level but do not currently hold an IFSAC or Pro Board National Certification, to challenge IFSI's evaluations to prove competency and obtain National Certification. All Challenge Exams are based on NFPA's Professional Qualification Standards. These Challenge Exams are designed to give experienced firefighters the opportunity to obtain a portable certificate recognized in many other states, countries, and by government contractors. These evaluations may include a written exam administration and multiple skill exams depending upon the specific certification. Please reference each individual Challenge Exam page for details. Upon successful completion of this objective evaluation process, national certification is awarded to the candidate whose name will be entered in the IFSAC and Pro Board registries.

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