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Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council

The Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council provides certification standards for all firefighters, fire inspectors, fire investigators, and fire and life safety educators.


1000 Indian Springs Dr.
Forsyth, GA 31029

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I am a volunteer firefighter in a certified department. Do I need to be state certified?

While Georgia law does not require a volunteer firefighter to be state certified, the local fire chief or authority may require this certification.

Am I eligible to become a state certified firefighter?

To be state certified as a firefighter in Georgia, you must be at least 18 years old, be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination, and be employed or assigned as a full-time, part-time, or volunteer firefighter at a certified fire department. Additionally, you need to hold either a High School Diploma or G.E.D, show good moral character and successfully complete the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council's approved physical agility test.