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Certification Exams

Seattle Fire Department certification is required of persons who install, maintain, service and test fire and life safety systems in the city of Seattle.

The Seattle Fire Department administers examinations and provides a Certification Study Information packet. This packet is available online in PDF file format only.

The packet contains information on:

  • Exam dates and times
  • How to schedule an exam
  • List of private training associations
  • Study material bibliographies

View or download the Certification Study Information Packet.



Testing Application

$342 per examination, required once every 3 years

Renewal Application

No charge, however certificates must be renewed annually

Replacement Card Application

$46 per card

Recent changes to Certification Program effective January 1, 2015. An annual renewal requirement added at no new cost to customer and alignment of sprinkler certification examination categories with Washington state sprinkler certifications.

Recent changes to Standpipe Certification (STP) effective March 19, 2015. In order to ensure SFD's Certification Program is consistent with Washington State Law, STP Certification no longer includes installation. All individuals who install sprinkler pipes, including standpipes in the city of Seattle, must now hold Seattle sprinkler certification.

Certification fees can be paid by credit card.  Payment by credit card can be made by over the phone by calling (206) 386-1450 during regular business hours, in person at the Fire Marshal's Office during regular business hours or, for certification testing only, make your payment securely and conveniently online.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Certification Unit at (206) 386-1444 or (206) 386-1351.

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Last Modified:   September 13, 2016

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