Renewal, Reinstatement & Reciprocity

For complete renewal, reinstatement, re-entry and reciprocity information, please refer to the Certifications Policy and Procedures Manual



In order to renew a certification, the certified person must successfully complete the performance outcome in each Job Performance Requirement (JPR) while completing 100% of all JPRs for the level of certification. (This includes all subsections of the JPRs.)

Reinstatement/Regression Crosswalk Forms

JPR Crosswalk Record Form (for reinstatements/regression)


Reciprocity Process: Due the rules of our accrediting bodies, IFSAC and ProBoard, Colorado cannot issue direct certificate for certificate reciprocity.  

  • All Firefighters wishing to obtain Colorado Certification must test in Colorado.  
  • Testing includes the written test, practical test, and for those requesting Firefighter I, II, or Fire Officer I levels, a live burn.
  • In order to apply for reciprocity with the State of Colorado you must be either a resident of Colorado or affiliated with a Colorado Emergency Services Agency.  
    • If you meet that criteria, you can submit an application and copies of your IFSAC or ProBoard accredited certification using the “Reciprocity/Non-Accredited Certification Application” (see link below).
  • Your application and certifications will be reviewed and you may be issued a Non-Renewable, Non-Accredited Colorado Certification that allows you up to three years to test into the Colorado system at or one level above your current certification.  
  • You must meet the prerequisites in order to test above your current level.  

For more information please review the Informational Memorandum (see link below) or the DFPC Certification Policy and Procedure Manual via the link at the top of the page. 

If you have any questions, please contact DFPC at 303-239-4600.



Reciprocity Informational Memorandum 22-01 

Reciprocity/Non-Accredited Certificate Application

Certification Standard Level Edition for new applications received after 7/1/22

Testing and Certification Resources

ProBoard Application

Job Performance Requirements

Practical Request Form

Proctor Resources 

For more information concerning the the certification programs please contact 303-239-4600