Illinois Fire Service Institute



The Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) is now offering a Challenge Exam for the NFPA Firefighter I level. The Challenge Exam for the NFPA Firefighter I level gives experienced firefighters the opportunity to obtain national certification.  Students will be required to successfully complete a two-part evaluation consisting of a written exam and
hands-on skills evaluations.

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 complete an IFSI evaluation to prove competency and obtain National Certification. All Challenge Exams are based on NFPA Professional Qualification Standards. 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.

Course Dates:  May 5-6, 2018 or November 3-4, 2018.
Courses will take place at the IFSI Training Grounds in Champaign.


For more information and prerequisite information:


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