Certification Program

The Maine State Legislature created Maine Fire Service Training in 1948 in response to the fires that burned across the state in 1947. This organization dedicated to the training of fire fighters has seen many changes over the years.

In the early 80’s, Maine Fire Training & Education, a non-academic program of Southern Maine Technical College, initiated certification programs for fire fighters, fire instructors and fire officers. Through the 1980’s and 1990’s, MFT&E offered Fire Fighter I & II training and certification based on the 1982, 1987 and 1992 editions of NFPA 1001 Professional Qualifications Standard. In 1992, MFT&E, introduced a Fire Fighter I and II training program designed to comply with the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001-1992. Testing procedures were developed and implemented to certify fire fighters to this standard. Over the next few years Fire Officer & Fire Service Instructor were added.

In 2006, MFT&E achieved Pro-Board accreditation for the levels of Fire Fighter I & II, Fire Service Instructor I & II and Fire Officer I & II.

In 2011, the Maine State Legislature passed legislation which reorganized the Maine Fire Training and Education  into the Maine Fire Service Institute.  In July of 2012, the Maine Fire Service Institute moved to the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. With a new name and home the Maine Fire Service Institute stands ready to continue its mission of training and certifying fire fighters to meet the demanding challenges of today.

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Certification Written Examination Tests & Skills End Tests Schedule 2017-2019

A reminder for those preparing for Certification Testing. Anyone desiring to participate in certification testing needs to have progress charts accompanied by a Training Completion Affidavit submitted to the Certification and Curriculum Manager no later than 2 weeks prior to the scheduled written or skills examination. Walk-ons are not permitted. Contact CTPM Peter Rines for more information. 207-844-2074


Printable Copy of test dates 17 18 19 (pdf)     Updated on July 11, 2017

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 Fire Fighter Certification

FF I&II Manual Mar 2017 (pdf)

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