Your FIDO account will only display eligibility for certification once you have met ALL requirements for a specific discipline/level.
If you have ever tested with the commission or held certification, please do not create a new FIDO account if you are unable to log in. Contact the commission at 512-936-3838 for assistance.
Log into your FIDO account to check your current eligibility or to create an account.
To become certified in Incident Safety Officer you must:
You may be exempt from the exam requirement if you have never been certified and hold an IFSAC seal.
If you hold an Incident Safety Officer IFSAC seal from another jurisdiction, you do not have to take the commission's Incident Safety Officer exam.
Add this seal to your FIDO account by uploading a copy of each to the Submissions page, Register IFSAC Seal button.
Hold basic structural fire protection, aircraft rescue fire fighting, or marine fire protection certification.
Hold Instructor Level I certification.
Hold Fire Officer I certification.
Complete a commission-approved Incident Safety Officer training program as outlined Chapter 10 of the commission's Certification Curriculum Manual.
View Chapter 10 (PDF) .
If your exam scores have expired, retesting is required to be eligible for certification (in addition to any other prerequisites). Contact the training and testing division of the commission at 512-936-3811 or email@example.com for more information.
If you have valid exam scores in FIDO, please continue to the next step.
Step 1: Log into FIDO.
Step 2: Click on the Applications on the left menu.
Step 3: Click on the green Apply button (if it is not green, you are not eligible).
Step 3: Follow the instructions to create an invoice.
Step 4: Click on Invoices on the left menu
Step 5: Click the green Pay link on the far right of the screen.
Step 6: Follow the instructions on Texas.gov to enter credit card information for payment to have certificate issued immediately.
Step 1: Log into FIDO
Step 2: Click Records on the left menu
Step 3: Click Certifications within the green bar
Step 4: Click Print next to the name of the certificate. This will open a PDF that can be downloaded and saved or printed. The commission does not mail hard copies of certificates.
An IFSAC Seal is available in this discipline. Steps to apply are found here.
Contact the certification and professional development section at their main phone number (512) 936-3820.