Certification Exam Requests and Test Scheduling
A Certification Exam Request is submitted by the fire department chief or training officer and must be received by Fire Service Technology (FST) at least 45 days prior to the requested exam date. The provision of equipment, apparatus, and facilities needed for a testing event is the responsibility of the host department.
All forms for testing are now fillable online, when possible please fill out electronically then print and fax or mail in. This greatly assists with our processing.
Certification Test Applications are filled out by the candidate, signed by the chief or training officer and submitted to FST. In signing the application the chief/training officer is verifying that the applicant is adequately trained and qualified for the requested level of certification testing. A Local Verification form is also required for Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, and Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator - Pumper.
NOTE: All tests are scheduled through Fire Service Technology. You must register with FST before you are eligible to attend a testing session. *No walk-ins are allowed.* If a sufficient number of candidates is not met within two (2) weeks of the test date, the test will be cancelled. Registration for testing events closes two (2) weeks prior to the scheduled testing date. This allows for coordination of staffing for the test event and for production of test materials, rosters, and adequate shipping time.
Talk To Us
Dean Ellis, Training Coordinator
Scot McGuire, Testing Coordinator
Nikki Berntsen, Technical Records Specialist I
Fire Service Technology
College of Eastern Idaho
Alex D. Creek Building
1600 South 25th East
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: (208) 535-5441
Toll Free: (800) 662-0261
FAX: (208) 523-1815