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Proof of training to the level stated on the seal if you move to a new state.
Fire fighters who come to Texas from another IFSAC jurisdiction can use seals they have obtained as proof of training.
Some are requiring their employees to hold IFSAC seals in various disciplines, particularly those organizations contracting to provide services at federal facilities.
Register an IFSAC Seal
To add an IFSAC seal earned through another accredited entity to your FIDO account for certification eligibility or as a prerequisite to another IFSAC seal, you must first be logged into FIDO. From the main menu, select Submissions and then the Register IFSAC Seal button to upload a copy of your seal.
If uploading multiple seals, you must submit one at a time for review and approval. The issuance date and seal number must be clearly visible on each IFSAC seal.
Disciplines in which IFSAC seals may be acquired (optional)
Fire Fighter I
Fire Fighter II
Hazardous Materials Awareness
Hazardous Materials Operations
Hazardous Materials Technician
Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter
Driver/Operator – Pumper
Driver/Operator – Aerial
Fire Instructor I
Fire Instructor II
Fire Instructor III
Fire Inspector I
Fire Inspector II
Plans Examiner I
Fire Officer I
Fire Officer II
Fire Officer III
Fire Officer IV
Incident Safety Officer
Fire and Life Safety Educator I
Fire and Life Safety Educator II
When one or more of an entity's certification testing programs are accredited by IFSAC, it means that IFSAC has reviewed the processes and has verified that the program or programs meet a nationally recognized standard.
When determining if an organization's testing program is eligible for accreditation, IFSAC reviews:
The laws empowering the organization to administer the state's certification program
The organization's policies relating to the certification testing programs
Administrative aspects, such as schedules and test announces
The content of both written and practical exams
Questions on the written exam regarding validity and reliability
Skills on the practical exams
The Commission's Relationship with IFSAC
The accredited entity in the State of Texas is the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. IFSAC has reviewed and accredited many of the commission's certification testing programs. The commission earned Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II accreditation for its basic structure fire protection program on May 3, 1997. Additional programs have been added since then, with a total of 23 seals being offered as of May 2018. IFSAC re-examines accredited programs every five years. An IFSAC site team visited and assessed the commission in 2014, with all of the commission's programs receiving high marks and being approved for another five years.