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The South Carolina Fire Academy is proud to offer national certification for the S.C. Fire Service through accreditation with the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard).



Entities achieving accreditation are recognized as having met the rigors of review by independent organizations. This third-party independent review assures candidates and governance bodies that the S.C. Fire Academy meets national standards. Accreditation also ensures uniformity of qualifications, which allows students trained and tested at the S.C. Fire Academy more mobility to or from other accredited states.

For more information, contact Certification Staff via email at SCFA.Reciprocity@llr.sc.gov or by phone at (803) 896-9836.

The following links will assist you in discovering the resources you may need to seek certification.

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Preparing for the written examinationsPreparing for the practical evaluations
AP-011 Accreditation/Certification ProceduresAppeals Policy

Credit for Previous Certification or Training?

The SC Fire Academy offers evaluation of previous certifications and training from other accredited state or training entities. For more information and to download the required applications, click here.

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