The Testing Center is a 12 seat computer lab with access to different online platforms for the State Fire School, State Fire Marshal, PSI, and Pearson Vue.
Test Center Dates are below and times will be assigned in 2 hour blocks beginning at 9am and no later than 3pm. Depending on the test(s) and the number of candidates, this time may be assigned rather than selected.
The Fall 2023 Testing Dates are:
September 12 or 26
October 10 or 26
November 2, 16, or 18
December 5 or 21
The Delaware State Fire School Testing Center will open for following exams (click button to jump):
The Delaware State Fire School is the Accredited Certification entity in Delaware for the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (the Proboard) and The International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). These entities work through the NFPA Standards to help assure that training entireties and colleges meet the testing requirements of those standards.
For a list of available tests and applications to attend the written testing dates listed, as well as the skills requirements visit our certification testing page.
The Delaware State Fire School hosts testing for several areas of licensing for the Office of the State Fire Marshal. All tests are $50 each.
Testing is available for:
State Fire Prevention Regulation
– based on the current edition of the Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations.
Fire Suppression Class IV
– based on the currently adopted edition of NFPA 13D, Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- & Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes.
Fire Alarm Signaling System Class V
– based on the Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations and the currently adopted editions of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, and NFPA 101, Life Safety Code.
– based on the currently adopted edition of NFPA 10, Portable Fire Extinguishers.
The application can be found here to sign up; Application.
Multiple tests can be scheduled on the same date. All tests are open book exams. It is the applicant’s responsibility to bring the appropriate exam reference materials with them for the exam.
The current edition of the Delaware State Fire Prevention Regulations can be downloaded HERE.
The Delaware State Fire School will begin offering testing for the Federal Aviation Administration Part 107 Small Unmanned Aircraft System Licensing. More information will be made available when the testing is available and the process to register to test.
The Fire School has available, but not open scheduling for:
In 2020, the Delaware State Fire School became an approved PearsonVue Testing Center for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification test.
The Fire School is a “Closed Site”, meaning that tests can not be scheduled through the NREMT website and must be scheduled through the Fire School.
Candidates from Fire School Programs may schedule testing upon successful completion of Practical (Psychomotor) Skills testing.
At this time, outside agencies must contact Senior Instructor Patricia Fox to receive permission to take the test on site and arrange for scheduling.
Candidates must make an account on NREMT.org.
DSFS Candidates who successfully complete the Psychomotor Testing will be given a voucher to “purchase” an attempt to test through NREMT. Be sure to select that you are testing at training center if you intend to test at our site in Dover. Once your “purchase” is complete, DO NOT move to the scheduling process. You will schedule the test as directed by the Fire School staff at the end of class.
Retests by DSFS Candidates will be responsible for the costs of any other retests after the first attempt, if needed. The Fire School DOES NOT process any payment for testing.
Outside NREMT Candidates must contact Senior Instructor Patricia Fox to verify approval