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
10/04/22 9:00 am SCFA Campus Room 102 141 Monticello Trail Columbia

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

10/04/22 6:00 pm Oconee Emergency Services 216 Emergency Ln Westminster

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

10/04/22 10:00 am Myrtle Beach Station 3 2108 S Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach

4

FAHorryOffice@llr.sc.gov

10/04/22 6:00 pm Easley City FD 1089 S. Pendleton Street, Easley

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

10/04/22 6:30 pm Due West FD 13 Church Street, Due West

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

10/06/22 2:00 pm & 6:30 pm York County Training Site 2500 McFarland Rd York

2

FARegion2@llr.sc.gov

10/08/22 10:00 am Beaufort City FD Beaufort FD 1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

10/11/22 6:00 pm Anderson County HQ 210 McGee Road Anderson

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

10/11/22 2:00 pm Duncan Chapel FD SCFA Regional Office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

10/12/22 10:00 am Conway Fire Station 52 703 Country Club Dr. Conway

4

FAHorryOffice@llr.sc.gov

10/15/22 10:00 am Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence,

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

10/18/22 6:00 pm Gaffney FD 116 East Meadow St Gaffney

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

10/19/22 6:30 pm SCFA Regional Office 6390 Dorchester Rd. North Charleston

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

10/20/22 6:30 pm New Ellenton 20 Chimebell Church Rd., Aiken

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

10/20/22 2:00 pm Spartanburg ESA 100 Bob Holt Dr Spartanburg

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

10/20/22 2:00 pm York County Training Site 2500 McFarland Rd York

2

FARegion2@llr.sc.gov

10/20/22 6:30 pm Northwest VFD 201 Oakwood Dr Greenwood

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

10/27/22 10:00 am SCFA Regional Office 210. S. Harvin St Sumter

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

10/29/22 10:00 am Beaufort City FD Beaufort FD 1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

11/01/22 6:30 pm Due West FD 13 Church Street Due West

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

11/03/22 2:00 pm York County Training Site 2500 McFarland Rd York

2

FARegion2@llr.sc.gov

11/08/22 7:00 pm SCFA Regional Office 210. S. Harvin St Sumter

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

11/2/22 6:30 pm SCFA Regional Office 6390 Dorchester Rd. North Charleston

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

11/03/22 2:00 pm York County Training Site 2500 McFarland Rd York

2

FARegion2@llr.sc.gov

11/3/22 6:00 pm Pelham Batesville FD 3050 Hwy 14 Greer

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

11/08/222 6:00 pm Anderson County HQ 210 McGee Road Anderson

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

11/08/22 9:00 am SCFA Campus Room 101 141 Monticello Trail Columbia

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

11/08/22 2:00 pm Duncan Chapel FD SCFA Regional Office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

11/10/22 6:00 pm Pickens Rural FD 756 Concord Church Road, Pickens

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

11/12/22 10:00am SCFA Regional Office Beaufort FD 1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

11/17/22 2:00 pm & 6:30 pm York County Training Site 2500 McFarland Rd York

2

FARegion2@llr.sc.gov

11/19/22 10:00 am Howe Springs FD 2229 E. Howe Springs Rd. Florence,

3

FASumterOffice@llr.sc.gov

11/19/22 9:00 am Wagener Fire Dept 299 Park, ST. NE Wagener

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

11/23/22 6:30 pm SCFA Regional Office 6390 Dorchester Rd. North Charleston

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

11/29/22 6:00 pm Clinton 404 N. Broad St Clinton

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

12/01/22 2:00 pm & 6:30 pm York County Training Site 2500 McFarland Rd York

2

FARegion2@llr.sc.gov

12/06/22 9:00 SCFA Campus Room 101 141 Monticello Trail Columbia

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

12/06/22 6:00 pm Gaffney FD 116 East Meadow St Gaffney

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

12/06/222 6:30 pm Due West FD 13 Church Street Due West

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

12/06/22 6:00 pm Oconee Emergency Services 216 Emergency Ln Westminster

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

12/06/22 6:00 pm Easley City FD 1089 S. Pendleton Street Easley

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

12/07 /22 6:30 pm Beaufort City FD Beaufort FD 1120 Ribault Rd. Beaufort

5

FACharlestonOffice@llr.sc.gov

12/08/22 6:30 pm Northwest VFD 201 Oakwood Dr Greenwood

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

12/13/22 2:00 pm Duncan Chapel FD SCFA Regional Office 5111 Old Buncombe Rd Greenville

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov

12/13/22 6:00 pm Anderson County HQ 210 McGee Road Anderson

7

FARegion7@llr.sc.gov

12/14/22 6:30 pm Orangeburg County FD 131 Firefighter Lane, Orangeburg

6

FARegion6@llr.sc.gov

12/15/22 2:00 pm York County Training Site 2500 McFarland Rd York

2

FARegion2@llr.sc.gov

12/15/22 2:00 pm Spartanburg ESA 100 Bob Holt Dr Spartanburg

1

FGreenvilleOffice@llr.sc.gov