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Military Fee Waiver

The military fee waiver (found in ยง437.3 (f)) would apply for the following Basic certificates:

  • Structure Fire Fighter
  • Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter
  • Marine Fire Fighter
  • Fire Investigator
  • Arson Investigator
  • Level 1 Instructor
  • Inspector

If you completed training that lead to an IFSAC seal from another jurisdiction while you were in the military, please contact certification at 512-936-3820 for information on submitting military documentation.

If you have never held certification in Texas, you must create a FIDO account by clicking here.

See IFSAC accredited Military Training for complete instructions on how to register IFSAC seals.

IFSAC Accredited Military Training

The State of Texas recognizes IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) certificates from other jurisdictions (Department of Defense) in its basic structural fire protection, aircraft rescue, hazardous materials technician, hazardous materials incident commander, incident safety officer, driver/operator-pumper, driver/operator-aerial, fire inspector, plans examiner, fire investigator, fire instructor, fire officer, and fire & life safety educator disciplines.

If you have never held certification in Texas, you must create a FIDO account by clicking here.

To become certified as a basic structural fire fighter, you must submit the following:

  • A copy of your hazmat awareness, operations, fire fighter I & II IFSAC seals. Copies of each seal can be uploaded to your FIDO account through the Submissions page, Register IFSAC seals button.
  • Documentation of completed equivalent medical training (ECA, EMT or Paramedic) or certification (Texas Department of State Health Services or National Registry). A copy of your certificate of completion from the training or your actual certification card is acceptable documentation. You can upload this training to your FIDO account through the Submissions page, Medical Training button.
  • Complete the fingerprint-based background check by following the instructions found on FAST-Pass (PDF).

After all prerequisites are met, you may apply for Basic Structure Fire Fighter certification via your FIDO account on the Applications page and, if a fee waiver is documented in your account, your certificate will be issued at no cost.

You can view and print your certification at any time by accessing the Records page within your FIDO account.