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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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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Call for Applications for Nomination of IFSAC DABOG Public Member

February 1, 2021

This position is an elected position to the IFSAC Degree Assembly Board of Governors. The IFSAC Degree Assembly is a peer driven, self-governing system that accredits higher education fire and emergency service degree related programs. Requirements for service by an individual desiring to be considered for the Public Board Member are: they will have a good understanding of accreditation, higher educational processes, and emergency services. Additional qualities are: knowledge of the NFPA standards, a desire to serve as a consumer advocate, to represent and protect the public interest, and be involved in the accreditation process for fairness and reasonable action.

Service on the Board requires a commitment of time, therefore you should be available to travel to both the Spring and Fall Meetings of IFSAC. The Public Board Member will not receive remuneration for their services. Once elected to the position, IFSAC Administration may reimburse the Public Board Member for reasonable expenses for their attendance at meetings of the Board. This position is elected to a three (3) year term by the IFSAC Degree Assembly.

To be considered for nomination, please:

Email, fax, or mail a copy of your most recent resume or curriculum vitae along with a one to two-page statement of your philosophy on accreditation and how your knowledge, skills, and abilities would allow you to properly represent the public in the IFSAC accreditation process. Applications for nomination must be received no later than 4:00 PM Central Time on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Please note the Applications for Nomination will be sent to the IFSAC Degree Assembly members for review, so all information provided by the applicant will become publicly available.

The process for the elections is as follows:

  1. Applicants submit their documentation to IFSAC Administration.
  2. All Applications for Nomination received are distributed to the IFSAC Degree Assembly members before March 7, 2021.
  3. The membership will review the Applications for Nominations.
  4. Members of the IFSAC Degree Assembly will make their nominations for the Public Board Member from the Applications for Nomination.
  5. The standard election process following IFSAC bylaws, policies, and procedures as well as Robert's Rules of Order will be conducted for the elections since this is a Board Position.

Reference Article 20: Bylaws and Constitution of the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Degree Assembly Board of Governors.

For more information regarding IFSAC, please visit our website at:

Please submit your Application for Nomination to:

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Fax: (405) 744-7377
Mail: Application for Nomination
IFSAC – c/o Jillian Conaghan
1723 W. Tyler Ave
Stillwater, OK 74078-8075