Kentucky Accredited Firefighter Certification Program

Fire Instructor 1

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The purpose of this program is to identify experienced fire service personnel who demonstrate competency in the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of an instructor of firefighters. The NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications identifies the minimum requirements for a firefighter who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to deliver instruction effectively from a prepared lesson plan. A person certified at the Fire Instructor I level will have demonstrated competency in the necessary knowledge and skills, to perform at the first level of progression as a fire service instructor.


A person submits a completed application to the Kentucky Fire Commission. The candidate shall remit the prescribed written test sitting fee, attempt a written examination of 100 multiple choice, true/false or matching questions and participate in a skills examination. Upon successful completion of the written and skills exams, provide all documentation, fees are submitted and prerequisites are satisfied, the candidate shall become eligible to recieve an accredited certification from the Kentucky Fire Commission.


Management of basic resources and the records and reports essential to the instruction process, the review and adaptation of prepared instructional materials, delivery of instructional sessions utilizing prepared course materials, and administration and grading of student evaluation instruments.


Firefighter I - accredited certification and pre-requisites associated with Firefighter I.

Firefighter II - accredited certification and pre-requisites associated with Firefighter II.

Two (2) years experience as a Kentucky certified Firefighter.


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Instructor 1 Practice Test

Print out a sample of our written exam for this certification level.
The answer key is included for your convenience.
A 70% passing score requires you to answer at least 14 out of 20 correct. 

Fire Instructor 1 Application