Military Personnel & Veterans

Firefighter or Fire Safety Inspector Certification Renewal - Expired Certificate

A holder of an expired firefighter or fire safety inspector will be granted a renewal of the certificate without penalty and without re-examination if not otherwise disqualified because of mental or physical disability and if either of the following applies:

  • The license or certificate was not renewed because of the holder's service in the armed forces.
  • The license or certificate was not renewed because the holder's spouse served in the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, and the service resulted in the holder's absence from this state.

A renewal shall not be granted unless the holder or the holder’s spouse, whichever is applicable, has presented satisfactory evidence of the service member’s discharge under honorable conditions or release under honorable conditions from active duty or National Guard duty within six months after the discharge or release.

To be eligible for renewal, applicants shall submit an application along with proper documentation certifying active duty service and the length of that active duty service by the applicant or applicant’s spouse, whichever is applicable, within six months of discharge or release.

Please note that automatic certification renewal DOES NOT alleviate the need to comply with continuing education requirements. If an extension of time is needed to complete the required continuing education for the current or prior reporting periods you may apply for an extension. Information on continuing education extensions is provided below.

There are no fees associated with certification renewals.

Have Questions?

Email EMS & Fire Certifications, or call (614) 466-9447 or (800) 233-0785.