Membership & Accreditation - Certificate Assembly

The IFSAC Certificate Assembly accredits the certification (examination) process of certifying entities. This includes evaluation of various elements of knowledge (written) and practical skills examinations, entity policies for to its certification programs, and other items as outlined in the Certificate Assembly Accreditation Procedures, bylaws, and accreditation criteria.

Following are the primary steps for a certifying entity to be accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress:

  1. Submission of Certificate Assembly application for voting or non-voting membership (with evidence of empowerment - see Bylaw Article 11.5)
  2. Approval by the Certificate Assembly of application for membership
  3. Submission or accreditation/reaccreditation application and self-study documents (refer to Certificate Assembly Accreditation Procedures)
  4. Site visit by IFSAC Certificate Assembly site team of qualified individuals
  5. Submission of additional required items identified by site team (if applicable)
  6. Approval by the Certificate Assembly Board of Governors based on site team report and recommendations

Note that payment of annual dues is required to maintain membership and accreditation. Additional fees and costs apply for accreditation/reaccreditation applications and site team travel.

For additional information on the membership and accreditation process click here. Certificate Assembly accreditation documents, bylaws, and policies and procedures should be reviewed as well for more in-depth information.