Offering specialized accreditation for  fire and emergency  related degree programs at post-secondary higher education institutions and public fire service certifying entities.

  • The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) is a not-for-profit, peer-driven, self-governing system of both fire
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  • The Certificate Assembly is one of two assemblies in the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress providing
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  • CHEA Recognized Scope of Accreditation The IFSAC Degree Assembly accredits fire and emergency related degree programs
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  • COVID-19 Update

IFSAC Meetings 

2021 Spring Meeting
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
April 7 - 10, 2021
Office/Holiday Closings
The IFSAC Administration office will be closed on the following dates for upcoming holidays:

May 31, 2021 (Monday) Memorial Day
July 5, 2021 (Monday) Independence Day Holiday
September 6, 2021 (Monday) Labor Day

November 16, 2020

As IFSAC Administration works together with the Council of Governors (COG), Certificate Assembly Board of Governors (CABOG), and Degree Assembly Board of Governors (DABOG) to innovate how we move the organization forward while adhering to the guidance of health officials during the pandemic, the following updates are provided to keep you informed.

Accreditation Site Visits - Certificate Assembly

All site visits for certifying entities and degree programs through June 30, 2020, have been postponed until further notice. IFSAC Administration will be working directly with each entity and program on the rescheduling process. All site visits after July 1, 2020, will be scheduled with consideration of current COVID-19 precautions and restrictions on a case-by-case basis.

Accreditation Site Visits - Degree Assembly

The Degree Assembly passed a tmeporary policy at the 2020 Fall Meeting to allow for virtual site visits to be confucted during the allowed flexibilities of the Department of Education/Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Administration will be working directly with each entity that is eligible to conduct a virtual site visit on scheduling.

IFSAC 2021 Spring Meeting

The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress 2021 spring training and meetings is tentatively scheduled to be an in-person event held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, April 7 - 10, 2021. All activities will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton Oklahoma City Northwest, 3233 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Please note that this is not the same hotel as used in previous years.

While we cannot yet predict when in-person meetings will resume, you can rest assured that we will notify our members as soon as we can. The Council of Governors along with Administration will be monitoring the situation and make a decision early February.


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