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Job Performance Requirements (JPR's)

General Information

The Job Performance Requirements currently used by the Colorado Division of Fire Safety are based on the level-appropriate National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard. To purchase a copy of a NFPA Standard, please visit the NFPA's web site by clicking this link.

Each JPR will help prepare a firefighting candidate for International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) testing.

More information regarding individual certification levels can be found by in the Certification Policy and Procedures Manual

The new form fillable Practical Check Sheet is posted.

Certification Levels

* Live Burn Reminder: The Lead Proctor at the Live Burn Evaluation must be a current certified State of Colorado Fire Instructor I, a state certified proctor, and minimum certified at the State Fire Fighter I level. No exceptions.

** The Fire Officer Skill Packet Presentation was developed by the Colorado Fire Training Officers Association to assist candidates in completing the Fire Officer Skill Packet.
Please be advised that the review process for Fire Officer Skills Packet may take up to 8 weeks. (Skill Packets are reviewed by committee members
that volunteer their time for this task.)

When submitting the Fire Officer Skill Packet, please do not enter a "Test Date" on the "Application and Request for Examinations" (scantron form). The test date will be established by the Certification Manager and Training Officer upon successful completion of the Skill Packet.

*** Reminder for initial Fire Instructor I Written Examination:
-Candidate must submit a letter from Department Head/Designee endorsing that applicant holds a minimum of three (3) years of fire, emergency medical, wildland fire or emergency response service experience.

-Candidate must provide documentation of successful completion of an approved (instructional methodology) training course within the past three (3) years.
For more information, please see Section 9.8 of the