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IFSAC Testing Standard Updates

Oct 23, 2018

October 22, 2018

 The National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) has updated the Standard for Professional Qualifications NFPA 1001.  This standard gives the minimum qualifications for FF 1 and FF 2.  With this standard being released, the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) requires us to update our test banks and skill sheets. 

With this change, the Kentucky Fire Commission Accredited Certification office will test to the NFPA 1001, 2019 edition, beginning July 1, 2019.  This will require all candidates to pass the written and practical skills to the 2019 edition.  Certification cannot be granted to two editions of the standard.  This means that you cannot pass the skills to the 2013 edition and the written test to the 2019 edition or vice versa.

Due to this change, you must make sure that all NFPA 1001, 2013 edition FF 1 and 2 skills and written tests are completed by June 30, 2019.  The remaining test dates for practical skills will be November 10-11, 2018 and several beginning January 2019.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations will also be updated during this time period.  The Accredited Certification office will begin the process of switching from NFPA 472, 2013 edition to the 2017 edition of NFPA 1072.  The same timeline as stated for NFPA 1001 will be followed. 

Please communicate with your firefighters and ensure they are aware that beginning July 1, 2019 the Kentucky Fire Commission Accredited Certification office will test NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1 and 2 to the 2019 edition and the NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations to the 2017 edition.  They must complete the written and practical skills evaluation to the same edition of the standard.  This will have no effect on the certifications that have already been issued.