CFPC: Certification Standards and Levels

 

State of Connecticut

Commission on Fire Prevention and Control

 

National Professional Qualifications Standards

 

The State of Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control is pleased to offer Fire Service Certification to the members of Connecticut’s fire service. Certification is an excellent means by which an individual may measure his/her knowledge, skills, and abilities against a national standard.

 

As indicated below, the Commission currently offers 40 levels of certification. Authority for training and certification to the level of Fire Inspector I and Fire Investigator has been delegated to the Office of State Fire Marshal. The Commission has adopted the most current edition of the Standards for Certification based on the National Fire Protection Association professional qualifications.

 

The certification examination process for each level consists of practical skills and written examination. The levels of Firefighter I and Firefighter II also require verification of live fire suppression activities.

 

All of the Commission’s Certification levels have been accredited by the ProBoard Fire Service Professional Qualifications Systems and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

 

 

Standard

Title

Levels Certified

1001

Fire Fighter

Firefighter I

Firefighter II 

1002

Driver Operator

Pump Operator

Aerial Operator

Tanker Operator  

1003

Airport Fire Fighter

Airport Firefighter 

1006

Rescue Technician

Rope Rescue I/II

Trench Rescue I/II

Vehicle/Machinery I/II

Confined Space I/II

Structural Collapse I/II (USAR)

1021

Fire Officer

Fire Officer I

Fire Officer II

Fire Officer III

Fire Officer IV

1031

Fire Inspector

Fire Inspector I (delegated DPS-OEDM)

1033

Fire Investigator

Fire Investigator (delegated DPS-OEDM)

1035

Public Fire and Life Safety Educator

Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I

Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Specialist I

1041

Fire Service Instructor

Fire Service Instructor I

Fire Service Instructor II

Fire Service Instructor III 

1521

Safety Officer

Health and Safety Officer

Incident Safety Officer – Fire Suppression 

472

Hazardous Materials/

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Awareness

Operations including mission-specific competencies

Technician 

Revised - June 2010



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