Certification Reciprocity

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Equivalency vs. Reciprocity

Individuals who have completed emergency service certifications outside of the State of New Hampshire have the opportunity to pursue equivalency or reciprocity for certifications recognized in New Hampshire.

Equivalency

The State of New Hampshire accepts certifications that are Nationally Accredited by:

  • International Fire Service Accreditation Congress “IFSAC”
  • ProBoard
  • Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Letter from an authorized State level training organization stating the individual met the requirements of the requesting NFPA standard at the time of issuance.  This is for candidates whose initial certification pre-date their State’s accreditation.

Certifications offered:

  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
  • Driver/Operator of Fire Apparatus Equipped with a Fire Pump
  • Driver/Operator of Fire Apparatus Equipped with an Aerial Device
  • Airport Firefighter
  • Fire Officer I
  • Fire Officer II
  • Fire Inspector I
  • Fire Inspector II
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Instructor I
  • Fire Instructor II
  • Fire Instructor III
  • Wildland Fire Fighter I
  • Wildland Fire Fighter II
  • Hazardous Materials Responder at the Awareness Level
  • Hazardous Materials Responder at the Core Operations Level
  • Hazardous Materials Responder at the Core Operations Level: with Product Control and Personal Protective Equipment Mission Specific Competencies
  • Hazardous Materials Responder at the Operations Level: Personal Protective Equipment Mission Specific Competency
  • Hazardous Materials Responder at the Operations Level: Product Control Mission Specific Competency
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
Reciprocity

Individuals who have completed fire service certifications outside of the State of New Hampshire have the opportunity to pursue equivalency or reciprocity for certifications recognized in New Hampshire.