South Carolina Fire Academy

Protect. Prevent. Train. Respond.

Reciprocity Process

The SC Fire Academy offers evaluation of previous certifications and training from other accredited state or training entities. It is the policy of the South Carolina Fire Academy to offer reciprocity for occupational level IFSAC and/or Pro Board certifications issued by proper agencies. The SCFA will only consider courses for alternative training credit if an applicant received training from a State whose certifying entity is not currently accredited for the level the applicant is seeking. The SCFA does not offer alternative training credit for individual courses except those listed due to these being prerequisites for certification.

To apply for credit, complete the Application for Reciprocity and/or the Application for Alternative Training Credit. The application must be signed by your fire chief or designee.

Please submit the signed application and copies of your certifications (or transcripts) to: SCFA Accreditation & Certification, 141 Monticello Trail, Columbia, SC 29203 or email


Application for Reciprocity

Application for Alternative Training Credit

For more information, contact Certification Staff via email at or by phone at (803) 896-9808.