Reviewed and/or Updated on: May 9, 2018

Reciprocity Certification

It is the policy of the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), Fire Service Training (FST) to issue certificates of reciprocity upon request to individuals who are currently certified by entities whose certifications are accredited by either the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).

Requests for reciprocity can be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to:

Ms. Denise Perkins
Wisconsin Technical College System Office
4622 University Ave, PO Box 7874
Madison, WI 53707-7874
Fax: 608-266-1690 

Please include in the request copies of the certificates (with legible certificate numbers) with the accreditation agency clearly displayed, full name, address, and phone number of the individual requesting reciprocity. Reciprocal certificates will be issued only to the highest level of certification documented and only for certifications we are currently awarding. Emergency Services Instructor reciprocity shall only be granted to individuals who have obtained certification or recertification within the prior five years.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing may be granted if documentation is provided demonstrating training to the current standard for the certifications(s) being requested. This must be submitted to the local technical college fire coordinator or the WTCS Fire Education and Training Director. This may qualify an applicant for a one time  challenge of the written and practical exams for the certification(s) being requested. All challenges must begin at the lowest pre-requisite level and testing must be successfully completed sequentially to the certification level requested.