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OSFC_Certification.jpgState of Pennsylvania / Pro Board Fire Service Certification

‚ÄčEach year the Berks County Fire Training Center offers several opportunities for numerous PA State Fire Academy / Pro Board certifications.  The dates for this year's testing can be found below,

Applications must be submitted by the deadlines listed below along with a $100.00 check made payable to "Berks County Fire Training Center" for each certification being applied for.

All applications must be typed / **handwritten applications will not be accepted**.  PDF fillable applications are available on the Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner's website along with the candidate handbook and skill sheets for each level of certification.

Pennsylvania State Fire Academy Certification Information


Firefighter I

  • Written Test - November 1, 2019
  • Practical Test - November 2, 2019

Firefighter II

  • Written Test - March 15, 2019
  • Practical Test - March 17, 2019

Hazmat Awareness

  • Written Test - February 15, 2019

Hazmat Operations

  • Written Test - May 10, 2019
  • Practical Test - May 12, 2019