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

How to Find Retesting/Challenge Exam Information

General Retesting/Challenge Exam Instructions

Click here to access the 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). Students Challenging an accredited test must use the Challenge Exam Course Codes.
  • 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
February
2/01/24 2:00-5:00pm York Co. TC 2500 McFarland Rd. York 2 Gretchen.Cibbarelli@llr.sc.gov
2/06/24 2:00pm Region 1 office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
2/6/24 9:00am Fire Academy Room 101 141 Monticello Trail, Columbia, SC 29203 Campus Miranda.Turner@llr.sc.gov
2/07/24 6:30pm Orangeburg FD 131 Firefighter Lane, Orangeburg 6 Lynn.Way@llr.sc.gov
2/07/24 6:30pm Due West FD 13 Church Street, Due West 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
2/10/24 10:00am SCFA Region 5 Office 6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
2/12/24 6:00pm Oconee Emergency Services 216 Emergency Ln, Westminster 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
2/13/24 6:00pm Anderson County HQ 210 McGee Rd, Anderson 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
2/15/24 2:00-5:00pm York Co. TC 2500 McFarland Rd. York 2 Gretchen.Cibbarelli@llr.sc.gov
2/15/24 10:00am Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
2/15/24 6:00pm Laurens City 411 Mill St 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
2/20/24 2:00pm Region 1 office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
2/20/24 6:00pm Easley City FD 1089 Pendleton Street, Easley 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
2/21/24 6:30pm Wagener FD 299 Park St. NE, Wagener 6 Lynn.Way@llr.sc.gov
2/28/24 10:00am SCFA Regional Office 210 S. Harvin St., Sumter 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
2/28/24 10:00am Beaufort FD Station 2 1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
2/29/24 6:00pm Gaffney 116 East Meadow St. 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
2/29/24 6:00pm Mullins FS 35 835 Millers Rd. Mullins, SC 4 FAHorryOffice@llr.sc.gov
March
3/05/24 2:00pm Region 1 office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
3/07/24 10:00pm Conway FS 52 703 Country Club Dr. Conway, SC 4 FAHorryOffice@llr.sc.gov
3/07/24 2:00-5:00pm York Co. TC 2500 McFarland Rd. York 2 Gretchen.Cibbarelli@llr.sc.gov
3/07/24 6:30pm Allendale Fire & Rescue 911 Main St, Allendale 6 Lynn.Way@llr.sc.gov
3/12/24 10:00pm Myrtle Beach ST 3 2108 S Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach 4 FAHorryOffice@llr.sc.gov
3/12/24 6:00pm Picken Rural FD 756 Concord Church Road, Pickens 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
3/12/24 6:00pm Anderson County HQ 210 McGee Rd, Anderson 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
3/14/24 9:00am Fire Academy Room 102 141 Monticello Trail, Columbia, SC 29203 Campus Miranda.Turner@llr.sc.gov
3/14/24 6:30pm Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
3/14/24 6:00pm Pelham-Batesville FD 3050 Hwy 14, Greer, SC 29650 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
3/18/24 6:00pm Oconee Emergency Services 216 Emergency Ln, Westminster 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
3/19/24 10:00pm Midway FS 81 67 St. Paul’s Place Pawleys Island 4 FAHorryOffice@llr.sc.gov
3/19/24 2:00pm Region 1 office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
3/20/24 6:30pm Beaufort FD Station 2 1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
3/21/24 2:00-5:00pm York Co. TC 2500 McFarland Rd. York 2 Gretchen.Cibbarelli@llr.sc.gov
3/21/24 6:30pm Hodges-Cokesbury VFD 4410 Main St, Hodges 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
3/23/24 9:00am North Augusta Public Safety Station II 501 W Five Notch Rd., North Augusta 6 Lynn.Way@llr.sc.gov
3/26/24 10:00pm Myrtle Beach ST 3 2108 S Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach 4 FAHorryOffice@llr.sc.gov
3/27/24 6:30pm SCFA Regional Office 210 S. Harvin St., Sumter 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
03/28/24 2:00pm SESA 100 Bob Holt Dr Duncan 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
3/30/24 10:00am SCFA Region 5 Office 6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
April
4/02/24 10:00pm Conway FS 52 703 Country Club Dr. Conway, SC 4 FAHorryOffice@llr.sc.gov
4/02/24 2:00pm Region 1 office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
4/04/24 2:00-5:00pm York Co. TC 2500 McFarland Rd. York 2 Gretchen.Cibbarelli@llr.sc.gov
4/09/24 6:00pm Anderson County HQ 210 McGee Rd, Anderson 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
4/10/24 6:30pm Due West FD 13 Church Street, Due West 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
4/11/24 10:00am Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
4/11/24 6:00pm Laurens City 411 Mill St 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
4/11/24 6:30pm New Ellenton 21 Chimebell Church Rd., Aiken 6 Lynn.Way@llr.sc.gov
4/16/24 2:00pm Region 1 office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
4/16/24 6:00pm Easley City FD 1089 Pendleton Street, Easley 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
4/17/24 10:00am SCFA Region 5 Office 6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
4/18/24 2:00-5:00pm York Co. TC 2500 McFarland Rd. York 2 Gretchen.Cibbarelli@llr.sc.gov
4/18/24 9:00am Fire Academy Room 102 141 Monticello Trail, Columbia, SC 29203 Campus Miranda.Turner@llr.sc.gov
4/22/24 6:00pm Oconee Emergency Services 216 Emergency Ln, Westminster 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
4/24/24 10:00am SCFA Regional Office 210 S. Harvin St., Sumter 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
4/25/24 6:00pm Gaffney 116 East Meadow St. 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
4/27/24 10:00am Beaufort FD Station 2 1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
4/27/24 9:00am Orangeburg FD 131 Firefighter Lane, Orangeburg 6 Lynn.Way@llr.sc.gov
May
5/02/24 2:00-5:00pm York Co. TC 2500 McFarland Rd. York 2 Gretchen.Cibbarelli@llr.sc.gov
5/07/24 2:00pm Region 1 office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
5/07/24 6:00pm Pelham-Batesville FD 3050 Hwy 14, Greer, SC 29650 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
5/08/24 10:00am SCFA Region 5 Office 6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
5/09/24 6:30pm Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
5/14/24 6:00pm Picken Rural FD 756 Concord Church Road, Pickens 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
5/14/24 6:00pm Anderson County HQ 210 McGee Rd, Anderson 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
5/16/24 2:00-5:00pm York Co. TC 2500 McFarland Rd. York 2 Gretchen.Cibbarelli@llr.sc.gov
5/16/24 6:30pm Jackson FD 703 Burroughs St., Jackson 6 Lynn.Way@llr.sc.gov
5/16/24 6:30pm Hodges-Cokesbury VFD 4410 Main St, Hodges 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
05/16/24 2:00pm and 6:00pm Pelham-Batesville FD 3050 Hwy 14, Greer, SC 29650 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.govv
5/20/24 6:00pm Oconee Emergency Services 216 Emergency Ln, Westminster 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
5/21/24 9:00am Fire Academy Room 101 141 Monticello Trail, Columbia, SC 29203 Campus Miranda.Turner@llr.sc.gov
5/21/24 2:00pm Region 1 office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
5/22/24 6:30pm SCFA Regional Office 210 S. Harvin St., Sumter 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
5/25/24 10:00am Beaufort FD Station 2 1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
5/25/24 9:00am North Augusta Public Safety Station II 501 W Five Notch Rd., North Augusta 6 Lynn.Way@llr.sc.gov
05/30/24 2:00pm SESA 100 Bob Holt Dr Duncan 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
June
6/04/24 2:00pm Region 1 office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
6/04/24 6:00pm Gaffney 116 East Meadow st. 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
6/05/24 6:30pm Due West FD 13 Church Street, Due West 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
6/06/24 2:00-5:00pm York Co. TC 2500 McFarland Rd. York 2 Gretchen.Cibbarelli@llr.sc.gov
6/06/24 10:00am Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
6/11/24 6:00pm Anderson County HQ 210 McGee Rd, Anderson 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
6/12/24 6:30pm Beaufort FD Station 2 1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
6/12/24 6:00pm Easley City FD 1089 Pendleton Street, Easley 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
6/13/24 6:00pm Laurens City 411 Mill St 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
6/13/24 6:30pm Allendale Fire & Rescue 911 Main St, Allendale 6 Lynn.Way@llr.sc.gov
6/17/24 6:00pm Oconee Emergency Services 216 Emergency Ln, Westminster 7 FARegion7@llr.sc.gov
6/18/24 9:00am Fire Academy Room 101 141 Monticello Trail, Columbia, SC 29203 Campus Miranda.Turner@llr.sc.gov
6/18/24 2:00pm Region 1 office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
6/20/24 2:00-5:00pm York Co. TC 2500 McFarland Rd. York 2 Gretchen.Cibbarelli@llr.sc.gov
6/22/24 10:00am SCFA Region 5 Office 6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
6/22/24 9:00am Orangeburg FD 131 Firefighter Lane, Orangeburg 6 Lynn.Way@llr.sc.gov
6/26/24 10:00am SCFA Regional Office 210 S. Harvin St., Sumter 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
6/27/24 6:00pm Gaffney 116 East Meadow St. 1 FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov
July
7/10/24 10:00am Beaufort FD Station 2 1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
7/11/24 6:30pm Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
7/20/24 10:00am SCFA Region 5 Office 6390 Dorchester Rd. N Char 5 FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov
7/24/24 6:30pm SCFA Regional Office 210 S. Harvin St., Sumter 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
August
8/08/24 10:00am Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
8/21/24 10:00am SCFA Regional Office 210 S. Harvin St., Sumter 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
September
9/12/24 6:30pm Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
9/25/24 6:30pm SCFA Regional Office 210 S. Harvin St., Sumter 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
October
10/10/24 10:00am Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
10/23/24 10:00am SCFA Regional Office 210 S. Harvin St., Sumter 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
November
11/07/24 6:30pm Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
11/20/24 6:30pm SCFA Regional Office 210 S. Harvin St., Sumter 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov
December
12/11/24 10:00am SCFA Regional Office 210 S. Harvin St., Sumter 3 FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov