Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)

Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO)


Credential: Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO)
Credentialing Agency: Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO) is a mid-level certification. Applicants applying for this certification must be a member of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association, applicants sponsored by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and individuals meeting the duties and requirements of a company officer or an Incident Scene Safety Officer. Applicants shall meet the requirements of NFPA 1521 - 2015 ed. Chapter 5 and be a member of a fire department an Emergency Services Organization with at least five years of experience.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA)

5967 Bedford Place
Ann Arbor, MI  48105

Phone: (248) 880-1864

Fax: (248) 479-0491
Email: fdsoa@fdsoa.org

Applicants must meet the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1521 – 2015 ed. - Chapter 5 Fire Department Officer Level 1 and be a member of fire department an Emergency Services Organization with at least 5 years experience. For details, go to the Codes and Standards page on NFPA web site.

The Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Applicants must meet the entrance requirement and Fire Fighter I requirement as stated in NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional. For details, go to the list of NFPA Codes and Standards.

Written Exam

  • Preparing the Incident Safety Officers
    • Introduction to the Safety Officer Role
    • Safety Concepts
    • Guiding Regulations, Codes, Laws, Standards and Procedures
    • Designing the Safety Officer System
    • Training and education
  • Front-Loading Your Knowledge and Skills
    • Professional Development and Mastery
    • Reading Buildings
    • Reading Smoke
    • Reading Risk
    • Reading Hazardous Energy
    • Reading Firefighters
  • The ISO On-Scene
    • Triggers, Traps and Working Within Incident Command System
    • A Basic Approach to ISO Duties
    • The ISO at Structure Fires
    • The ISO at Wildland and Interface Fires
    • The ISO at Hazmat Incidents
    • The ISO at Technical Rescue
    • Postincident Responsibilities
  • NFPA Code -1521
    • Administration
    • Publication
    • Definitions
    • Organization
    • Functions of ISO

Skill Test

  • With the new NFPA Standard, the Pro Board now requires the student to complete six (6) randomly assigned Skills Sheets, along with the 100-question exam.  A Pro Board certificate will not be issued until we have the Affidavit on-file. 

     

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor

For more information on the Fire Department Safety Officers Association (FDSOA) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression (ISO) credential has the following recertification information:

  • To maintain the ISO credential, those certified must earn continuing education units every year and submit the renewal application every five years.

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

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Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

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Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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