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National Certification Program

National Certification for Kansas firefighters is a popular program that brings the ability for firefighters to achieve national certification at any of 22 fire service disciplines and levels. This program is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the National Board of Professional Qualifications (NPQS). Following stringent criteria required by both accrediting bodies, the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute is accredited to issue national certifications that are recognized throughout the United States, Canada and numerous other countries around the world.

KU provides accommodations for certification candidates in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Documentation of the diagnosis from a qualified professional, and a request for accommodation, should be submitted in writing to the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute Certification Manager at least two weeks prior to the exam. The submitted documentation will help KFRTI identify appropriate accommodations. The two week advanced notice/request allows the Institute to assemble the resources necessary for the accommodation.

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KFRTI Certification Program Information:

Certification Testing Schedule
Criteria & Procedures 
Other Certification Documents
Forms & Applications
National Certification Guides
National Certification Fee Schedule

Criteria & Procedures

Download the National Certification Program Criteria and Procedures Guide (PDF)

Other Certification Documents


Forms & Applications

Below is a list of various types of national certification program forms. The forms are in PDF format and can be downloaded by visiting the links in the list.

National Certification Guides



National Certification Fee Schedule


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KFRTI Contact Information

Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute
St. Andrews Office Facility
1515 Saint Andrews Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047-1619
or toll free 866-804-8841
Fax: 785-864-9044

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