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Wisconsin Technical College
System Office
Fire Service Education & Training
4622 University Avenue
P.O. Box 7874
Madison, WI 53707-7874
Phone: 608-266-1207
FAX: 608-266-1690
TTY: 608-267-2483
http://systemattic.wtcsystem.edu/fire

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Wisconsin Technical College System
Fire Certification Look-Up System Information
The Wisconsin Technical College System provides this look-up system as a service to fire fighters, fire departments, and the general public. The names and certification status of firefighters in the state of Wisconsin can be obtained via the Look-up System.

Access the Wisconsin Fire Service Certification Lookup Application.


Instructions for using Fire Service Certification Lookup System:

There are two ways to search the Wisconsin Technical College System Fire Certification Look-Up System.

  1. The quickest way to look up someone's certification status is to enter the individual's certification number*. Only the five digit numeric portion of the number (not the alphabetic prefix) should be keyed into the Certification Number search field.

  2. If you don't know the person's certification number, you can search for the person by last name or the first part of a partial last name. A list of individuals matching the last name will appear on the left side of the screen. Choose the individual from the list to display their certification status.

*The certification number is assigned by the Wisconsin Technical College System Office. The certification numbers are distributed to individuals when they successfully complete both a Wisconsin Written and Practical Certification Examination. Certification numbers are also printed on the Wisconsin Certificates. The certification number remains the same for each level, however, the prefix changes; i.e., FF I (A00001) FF II (B00001), etc. A list of prefixes is as follows:

PLEASE NOTE : Individuals receiving an "O" prefix for Fire Fighter I have met the requirement of Hazardous Materials Operations of NFPA 1001, 2008 Edition. This information is also reflected in the Online Look-Up System. A small amount of certificates were issued between July 2008 and January 2009 reflecting HazMat Ops completion without an IFSAC seal, however, the IFSAC number associated with that seal can also be found here. If for some reason you need to obtain a new certificate (Fire Fighter I/HazMat Ops Only), please see Fire Fighter I/HazMat Ops Certificate IFSAC seal replacement information.

Fire Service Certification Program
Certificate Number Prefix Code
A Fire Fighter I Currently being used
O Fire Fighter I/HazMat Ops Fire Fighter I who meets HazMat Operations Requirement of NFPA 1001, 2008 Edition
B Fire Fighter II Currently being used (Must be current FF I)
C Fire Fighter III Discontinued July 1, 1995
D Driver/Operator-Pumper Currently being used (Must be current FF I)
E Driver/Operator-Aerial Currently being used (Must be current D/O-P)
F Fire Instructor I Currently being used (Must be current FF II)
G Fire Instructor II Currently being used (Must be current Instructor I)
H Fire Instructor III Currently being used (Must be current Instructor II)
I Fire Instructor IV Discontinued January 1, 2000
J Fire Officer I Currently being used (Must be current FF II)
K Fire Officer II Currently being used (Must be FO I)
L Fire Officer III Inactive at this time
M Fire Officer IV Inactive at this time
N Fire Inspector I Currently being used
-- Fire Inspector II Inactive at this time (no prefix assigned)
P Fire Inspector III Inactive at this time
Q Public Fire Educator I Inactive at this time
R Public Fire Educator II Inactive at this time
S Public Fire Educator III Inactive at this time
T Airport Fire Fighter Discontinued January 1, 2000
U Driver/Operator-ARFF Discontinued January 1, 2000

The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) assigned number (if our office assigns it) is also available but not searchable.

If there are any issues with the Wisconsin Technical College Fire Certification Look-Up System, please contact Shari Jacobson at (608) 266-5859, shari.jacobson@wtcsystem.edu; or Denise Perkins at (608) 261-6920, denise.perkins@wtcsystem.edu.

Last modified: June, 2013

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