Fire Service

ProBoard Certification

Professionalism has long been a goal sought by members of the fire service. It has only been within the past 25 years that a system has evolved to produce national professional qualifications standards that an entity can use to establish performance measures for personnel. Entities that achieve ProBoard accreditation are recognized as having met the rigors of review by an independent organization. This third party independent review is the best way to assure candidates and governance bodies that the entity’s program meets the national standards.

ProBoard recognized certification from an accredited entity is a statement of success, an indisputable mark of performance belonging to individual fire service professionals. Each successful candidate for certification from an accredited entity knows that he or she has been measured against peers and meets rigorous national standards. Certification affords the individual a uniformity and portability of qualifications. In addition, the credibility of an organization is enhanced by having members certified to national consensus standards.

WVU Fire Service Extension offers the following ProBoard Certifications:

NFPA Standard Number Levels to which Agency is Accredited
Firefighter 1001 Firefighter 1, 2
Driver/Operator 1002 Pumper, Aerial
Rescue Technician 1006 Rope, Surface Water, Vehicle & Machinery, Confined Space
Fire Officer 1021 Fire Officer 1, 2
Fire Investigator 1033 Fire Investigator
Fire Instructor 1041 Fire Instructor 1, 2, 3
Industrial Fire Brigade Member 1081 Incipient, Advanced Exterior, Interior Structural, Fire Brigade Leader
Hazardous Materials 472 Responder Awareness and Operational, Technician, Incident Commander

A ProBoard Application is available on our Web site.

For more information about this or any of our programs and services please contact us at 304-269-0875 or 1-866-WVU-FIRE (3473).