The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) is celebrating 30 years. Housed in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University, IFSAC is a non-profit, self-governing system of fire-service-certifying entities and higher education fire-related degree programs.
The IFSAC Certificate Assembly accredits entities that certify the competency of and issue certificates to individuals who pass examinations based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) fire service professional qualifications and other standards approved by the assembly. The accreditation is made at the state, provincial, federal or territorial level for firefighter certification programs.
The IFSAC Degree Assembly accredits fire science and related academic programs at colleges and universities, including two-year associate degrees and four-year bachelor’s degrees. The IFSAC Degree Assembly is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation as an accreditor of fire and emergency related degree programs.
Before accreditation is granted, the institution must do an integral self-study followed by an on-site review by a panel consisting of peer representatives from other member institutions. Continue Reading →