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|
|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).