Reviewed and/or Updated on: October 4, 2018

Reciprocity Certification

Reciprocal certification shall be issued upon request to individuals currently certified by entities whose certifications are accredited by International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and/or the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).

Requests for reciprocity can be emailed, 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

Individuals may be granted "Advanced Standing" through recognition of equivalent training from another state or agency. Individuals granted Advanced Standing will be allowed a one-time challenge of both the written and practical examinations for the requested certification level(s). All challenges must begin at the lowest pre-requisite level and testing must be successfully completed sequentially to the certification level requested. 

Individuals seeking Advanced Standing must submit documentation of training/education/certification from other entities to the WTCS FSEO.