South Carolina Fire Academy

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Retesting or Challenging an Exam

Individuals failing to obtain the required minimum score will be allowed two retest opportunities for each type of cognitive exam. For cognitive exams an immediate retest opportunity will be given, no sooner than one day after the original test failure, at the next available testing date, and no later than 120 days after the original test failure. Students failing to obtain the required minimum score on the immediate retest opportunity shall be allowed a second retest opportunity a minimum of 30 days after the immediate retest opportunity. This will allow remediation and additional study. The first retest must be at least one day from the original test failure but no more than 120 days after the original test failure and the second retest, if needed, must be given 30 days from the immediate retest, but no later than 120 days after the original test failure.

Entire Retesting Policy, Levels of Certification, and Prerequisites needed to Challenge an Accredited test are found at: https://statefire.llr.sc.gov/scfa/accreditationoverview.aspx

General Retesting/Challenge Exam Instructions

Retest/Challenge Exam Registration form

  • Select a testing session from the list below.
  • Complete the Retest/Challenge Exam Registration form. It must be signed by the student and respective Fire Chief (or designee).
  • Retest/Challenge Exam Registration forms must be emailed to the SCFA Regional email at least one week prior to the testing date.
  • Once students are scheduled, a confirmation email is emailed from the SCFA Region Office.
    • Students who attend testing sessions without receiving a confirmation email will not be tested.
  • Student minimums and maximums are determined individually and dependent on testing location.
  • Special accommodations, such as an oral test, must be communicated at the time of the request.
    • The registration form must be accompanied by a letter from a medical doctor (on physician's letterhead) outlining the accommodation or an IEP outlining the accommodation.
  • Retest or Challenge exams for junior firefighters are coordinated through the Regional Office before attempting to register.

Retest Sessions

Regional Map

Date Time Location Address Region Contact
Email Retest/Challenge Exam form

1/10/23

9:00am

SCFA Campus Room 101

141 Monticello Trail Columbia

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

1/10/23

6:00pm

Anderson County HQ

210 McGee Road, Anderson

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

1/11/23

6:30pm

Beaufort City FD

1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

1/11/23

10:00am

SCFA Regional Office

210 S Harvin St., Sumter

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

1/12/23

6:00pm

Pickens Rural FD

756 Concord Church Road, Pickens

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

1/17/23

2:00pm

SCFA Regional Office

5111 Old Buncombe Rd

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

1/19/23

6:00pm

Pelham Batesville

3050 Hwy 14, Greer

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

1/21/23

10:00am

SCFA Region 5 Office

6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

1/24/23

6:00pm

Clinton HQ

404 N. Broad St

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

1/25/23

6:30pm

Colleton Station 19

1118 Thunderbolt Dr. Colleton

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

1/28/23

9:00am

North Augusta Public Safety Station II

501 W Five Notch Rd.

North Augusta

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

1/28/23

10:00am

Howe Springs FD

2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

2/01/23

6:30pm

SCFA Region 5 Office

6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

2/07/23

6:30pm

Due West FD

13 Church Street, Due West

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

2/07/23

6:00pm

Anderson County HQ

210 McGee Road, Anderson

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

2/07/23

6:00pm

Oconee Emergency Services

216 Emergency Ln, Westminster

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

2/11/23

10:00am

Beaufort City FD

1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

2/11/23

10:00am

Howe Springs FD

2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence,

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

2/14/23

2:00pm

SCFA Regional Office

5111 Old Buncombe Rd

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

2/14/23

6:00pm

Gaffney FD

116 East Meadow St

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

2/14/23

9:00am

SCFA Campus Room 101

141 Monticello Trail Columbia

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

2/16/23

2:00pm

SESA Spart Emer Serv Acc.

100 Bob Holt Dr

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

2/16/23

6:30pm

Northwest VFD

201 Oakwood Dr, Greenwood

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

2/18/23

10:00am

SCFA Region 5 Office

6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

2/21/23

6:00pm

Easley City FD

1089 S. Pendleton Street, Easley

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

2/22/23

6:30pm

Colleton Station 19

1118 Thunderbolt Dr. Colleton

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

2/23/23

6:30pm

SCFA Regional Office

210 S. Harvin St., Sumter

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

2/28/23

6:30pm

Orangeburg FD

131 Firefighter Lane, Orangeburg

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

3/04/23

10:00am

SCFA Region 5 Office

6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

3/07/23

6:30pm

Due West FD

13 Church Street, Due West

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

3/07/23

9:00am

SCFA Campus Room 101

141 Monticello Trail Columbia

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

3/09/23

6:00pm

Pickens Rural FD

756 Concord Church Road, Pickens

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

3/09/23

6:30pm

Howe Springs FD

2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence,

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

3/11/23

10:00am

Burton FD

158 Bay Pines Rd, Beaufort

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

3/14/23

2:00pm

SCFA Regional Office

5111 Old Buncombe Rd

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

3/14/23

6:00pm

Anderson County HQ

210 McGee Road, Anderson

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

3/15/23

6:30pm

Colleton Station 19

1118 Thunderbolt Dr. Colleton

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

3/16/23

6:00pm

Pelham Batesville

3050 Hwy 14, Greer

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

3/23/23

6:30pm

Wagener Fire Department

299 Park St., NE

Wagener

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

3/23/23

6:30pm

SCFA Region 5 Office

6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

3/25/23

10:00am

SCFA Regional Office

210 S. Harvin St., Sumter

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

3/28/23

6:00pm

Clinton HQ

404 N. Broad St

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

4/01/23

9:00am

North Augusta Public Safety Station II

501 W Five Notch Rd.

North Augusta

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

4/01/23

10:00am

Burton FD

158 Bay Pines Rd, Beaufort

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

4/04/23

6:30pm

Due West FD

13 Church Street, Due West

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

4/04/23

6:00pm

Oconee Emergency Services

216 Emergency Ln, Westminster

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

4/06/23

6:30pm

SCFA Regional Office

210 S. Harvin St., Sumter

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

4/11/23

2:00pm

SCFA Regional Office

5111 Old Buncombe Rd

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

4/11/23

9:00am

SCFA Campus Room 101

141 Monticello Trail Columbia

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

4/11/23

6:00pm

Anderson County HQ

210 McGee Road, Anderson

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

4/11/23

6:00pm

Gaffney FD

116 East Meadow St

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

4/15/23

10:00am

SCFA Region 5 Office

6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

4/19/23

6:30pm

Beaufort City FD

1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

4/20/23

2:00pm

SESA Spart Emer Serv Acc.

100 Bob Holt Dr

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

4/20/23

6:30pm

Northwest VFD

201 Oakwood Dr, Greenwood

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

4/21/23

6:00pm

Easley City FD

1089 S. Pendleton Street, Easley

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

4/23/23

10:00am

Howe Springs FD

2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

4/24/23

6:30pm

New Holland VFD

2243 Old Ninty six Indian Trail, Wagener

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

5/02/23

6:30pm

Due West FD

13 Church Street, Due West

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

5/09/23

9:00am

SCFA Campus Room 101

141 Monticello Trail, Columbia

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

5/09/23

2:00pm

SCFA Regional Office

5111 Old Buncombe Rd

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

5/09/23

6:00pm

Anderson County HQ

210 McGee Road, Anderson

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

5/10/23

10:00am

SCFA Regional Office

210 S. Harvin St., Sumter

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

5/11/23

6:00pm

Pelham Batesville

3050 Hwy 14, Greer

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

5/11/23

6:00pm

Pickens Rural FD

756 Concord Church Road, Pickens

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

5/23/23

6:00pm

Clinton HQ

404 N. Broad St

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

5/24/23

7:00pm

Orangeburg FD

131 Firefighter Lane, Orangeburg

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

5/27/23

10:00am

Howe Springs FD

2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

6/06/23

6:30pm

Due West FD

13 Church Street, Due West

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

6/06/23

9:00am

SCFA Campus Room 101

141 Monticello Trail Columbia

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

6/06/23

6:00pm

Oconee Emergency Services

216 Emergency Ln, Westminster

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

6/08/23

6:30pm

Howe Springs FD

2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

6/13/23

2:00pm

SCFA Regional Office

5111 Old Buncombe Rd

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

6/13/23

6:00pm

Anderson County HQ

210 McGee Road, Anderson

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

6/13/23

2:00pm

SESA Spart Emer Serv Acc.

100 Bob Holt Dr

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

6/15/23

6:30pm

New Ellenton FD

21 Chimebell Church Road, Aiken

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

6/15/23

6:30pm

Northwest VFD

201 Oakwood Dr, Greenwood

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

6/20/23

6:00pm

Easley City FD

1089 S. Pendleton Street, Easley

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

6/22/23

6:00pm

Gaffney FD

116 East Meadow St

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

6/24/23

9:00am

North Augusta Public Safety Station II

501 W Five Notch Rd.

North Augusta

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

6/24/23

10:00am

SCFA Regional Office

210 S. Harvin St., Sumter

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov