Fire Official Exam Schedules, Applications, Study Materials, and Testing Policies

Eligibility

For Fire Officials

There are three criteria that you must meet in order to become a certified Fire Marshal in Connecticut:

  1. You must be certified as a Fire Code Inspector
  2. You must be certified as a Fire Investigator
  3. You must meet one of the minimum standards of qualification Opens in a new window for local fire marshals as established in C.G.S. 29-298(a) Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window

To be approved to take the challenge exam for Fire Code Inspector or Fire Investigator, you must first demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  1. Candidate must be at least 18 years of age
  2. Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent

Fire Code Inspector
To pass the written Fire Code Inspector examination, you must achieve a minimum overall score of 70%, and at least 65% on each exam section.  Once you have passed the written Fire Code Inspector exam, you will be certified.

Fire Investigator
You must pass two exams to become a certified Fire Investigator; a written examination and a practical evaluation.  To pass the written Fire Investigator exam, you must achieve a minimum overall score of 70% and at least 65% on each exam section.  Once you have passed the written exam, you will be eligible to take the practical evaluation.  When you have passed both the written and practical Fire Investigator exams, you will be certified.

Because of the lengths of the written Fire Code Inspector exam (five hours) and the written Fire Investigator exam (four hours), you can only take one exam per quarter.  The practical Fire Investigator exam (two hours) is offered twice a year.