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 Plan Examiner I you must:
You may be exempt from the exam requirement if you have never been certified and hold an IFSAC seal or TEEX Proboard certificate.
If you hold a Plan Examiner I IFSAC seal from another jurisdiction, you do not have to take the commission's Plan Examiner I exam.
Add this seal to your FIDO account by uploading a copy of each to the Submissions page, Register IFSAC Seal button.
If you hold a TEEX ProBoard Plan Examiner I certificate that shows your course was taught to the 2009 (or later) edition of NFPA 1031, you do not have to take the commission's Plan Examiner I exam.
It is important to note that the TEEX ProBoard certificate must have the TEEX pro board seal number and the TCFP training prior approval (TPA) number printed on the certificate in order to comply with §439.1 (2).
Add this certificate to your FIDO account by uploading a copy of each to the Submissions page, Register TEEX Proboard button.
Complete a commission-approved Plan Examiner I training program as outlined in Chapter 4 of the commission's Certification Curriculum Manual.
View Chapter 4 (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.
All first-time applicants must make an appointment to be fingerprinted at an IdentoGo office. You must do this for TCFP, even if you have already completed this for another agency.
Complete the fingerprint-based background check by following the instructions found on FAST-Pass (PDF).
If you currently hold active certification with the commission, you are exempt from this requirement.
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.