On Saturday, September 18, 2021, all TCFP online services will be down for scheduled maintenance. We hope it will only take a few hours but please be prepared for all online applications to be out of service for the entire day.
The State of Texas recognizes IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) certificates from other jurisdictions 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:
After all prerequisites are met, you may apply for Basic Structure Fire Fighter certification via your FIDO account on the Applications page. Your certification will be issued upon payment of the associated invoice; the quickest option is to pay online with a credit card.
You can view and print your certification at any time by accessing the Records page within your FIDO account.
Individuals who have received non-IFSAC training may be eligible to have their training deemed equivalent to complete the commission-designated skill evaluation process and challenge the commission's examination for the applicable certification discipline by submitting training to be reviewed by the commission staff. The commission charges a non-refundable fee of $75 for each records review conducted for determining equivalency to the appropriate commission certification training program or to establish eligibility to complete the evaluation process.
Please use form TCFP-045, Record Review Request Form (PDF). to request a review of your records to determine eligibility. Prior to submittal, please create an account at FIDO to obtain a personal identification number (FIDO PIN).
Your training records and the fee must be submitted to:
Texas Commission on Fire Protection
ATTN: Training Approval and Testing Program
PO Box 2286
Austin, TX 78768-2286
The below seals earned at another IFSAC accredited entity may be registered with the commission toward meeting certification requirements.