Illinois Fire Service Institute


Firefighter-II Challenge Exam - Skills Assessment : 10.00 Hours

Course Description

The Challenge Exam for NFPA Firefighter II is designed to give trained responders the opportunity to obtain national certification. Evaluations, including a written exam and multiple skill stations, will be conducted over one day. Upon successful completion of this objective process, national certification is awarded to the candidate, and the candidate’s name will be entered in both the IFSAC and ProBoard registries.

Written Test: There is a written exam. Candidates are given two attempts. Additional attempts at the written exam can be scheduled at a regional test site at a later date. There will be an additional fee for written exam retakes.

Skills Testing: Skills are evaluated and are referenced to NFPA 1001 JPRs. Some of these skills involve live-fire evolutions. Candidates are given two attempts at each skill.

Skill Sheets: Performance Evaluation Checklists can be viewed here.

Reading Reference Texts:

  • Written tests are referenced to
    • NFPA 1001 – Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2013 Ed Firefighter-II JPRs. 
    • Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition. IFSTA, Fire Protection Publications, 2013.
    • Knowledge and skills objectives to study can be viewed here.

This course is part of the following Program

  • firefighter ii


IFSI prerequisites are based on Illinois and NFPA standards. Equivalencies from other agencies will be reviewed upon request.

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Upcoming Classes

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champaign Thu, Apr 9 2020 -
Thu, Apr 9 2020

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