8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
except state-observed holidays
Indiana Dept. of Homeland Security
Indiana Government Center-South, Room E208
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
Call us: 1-800-666-7784
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax us: 317-233-0497
After-hours certification help: Call the district's field program manager.
About the Academy
The Indiana Fire and Public Safety Academy is an education and training subdivision of the Division of Fire and Building Safety.
The Academy has two subsections: (1) Public Safety and (2) Fire Training and Certifications. The Fire Training and Certifications staff establishes inspection training requirements for members of volunteer fire companies and certifies individuals who meet those requirements.
They also collaborate with public safety boards and commissions in the state to establish criteria for certification and credentialing of public safety personnel.
Upcoming Training Courses and Events
The Academy provides training and certifications to help fire and public safety personnel carry out their duties safely and effectively. Full course information and registration for state-sponsored courses is available on the Acadis Portal, but flyers for some of the Academy's training events and courses are available now for easy sharing via the Educational Opportunities page.
Flyers for non-state-sponsored educational opportunities, such as open classes organized and hosted by local fire departments, may be shared on the Educational Opportunities page as well. Visit the page to learn how to submit them.
Update: NextLevel Firefighter Training
The Indiana General Assembly approved key components of Gov. Holcomb's 2023 Next Level Agenda in the biennial budget. With the support of lawmakers, the state will invest more than $7 million in a regional firefighter training infrastructure to provide a standardized training model across the state. With the help of IDHS, the existing training locations will be enhanced, and new sites will be created to help cover gaps that exist in areas of Indiana. The state will also dedicate $10 million to purchase necessary equipment for volunteer firefighting organizations. Learn more about NextLevel Firefighter Training
Fire Certifications and Training
- PSID Numbers
Public Safety Identification (PSID) Numbers and Certification Verification
- PSID Application (Do not use this application if you already have a PSID)
- PSID and Certification Lookup Instructions
- PSID Lookup
- Reactivate Your Acadis Account
- Verify an Individual's IDHS EMS and Fire Certification
- Course Registration and Information
For questions or requests during regular business hours, please email email@example.com or call 1-800-666-7784. If needing immediate help with fire certifications after hours, please call the district's field program manager.
- Browse and Register for Courses
- Course Testing Login
- Emergency Response Support (ERS) Access
- IFSAC Certification Application
- IFSAC Frequently Asked Questions
- Instructor, Evaluator and Proctor Handbook
- Prerequisite List
Note to Ivy Tech students: Ivy Tech students need to contact their training entity to request a test ID 15 days prior to going to Ivy Tech to take an exam. Contact Ivy Tech directly to find out when testing labs will be open.
All course training materials are now located in the Acadis Portal. Instructor materials are available in both instructors' Acadis Portal and IFSTA ResourceOne. See the Instructor Material and ResourceOne Access Guide for details.
Instructor Material and ResourceOne Access Guide
For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curriculum Change for Fire Instructors
The following courses switched to new curriculum on the dates listed below.
- Instructor I, II & III
- IFSTA "Fire & Emergency Services Instructor 8th Edition" switched to the new "IFSTA Fire & Emergency Services Instructor 9th Edition" at 12:01 a.m. on February 26, 2021.
- Indiana Curriculum "Fire Officer Strategy and Tactics" switched to new IFSTA curriculum "Structural Fire Fighting: Initial Response Strategy and Tactics 2nd Edition" at 12:01 a.m. on March 15, 2021.
Instructors should review the lead instructor templates, lead evaluator handbook and skill sheets for these program updates. Instructors applying for these courses above will have the new curriculums exams attached to their course ID.
New Online Training Platform
The Academy is partnering with the Health and Safety Institute to offer more than 200 continuing education and recertification courses for firefighters and EMS personnel. Individuals can buy specific courses, or departments can buy an unlimited membership to have the entire catalog on-demand. Register for an account now at https://infpsa.hsi.com/.
Distributive Education Limits Removed
Distributive Education limits have been removed for the recertification cycle ending March 30, 2021 (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic) and September 30, 2021 (EMR). EMTs, AEMTs and paramedics who are due to recertify on March 30, 2021, will have no limits on Distributive Education. This allows all continuing education to be accomplished online through any state-accepted or CAPCE-accredited program or education site. This means 100 percent of continuing education hours can be completed through online training programs such as 24-7 EMS. Complete information about this change can be found at https://www.nremt.org/rwd/public/document/covid-19#distributive-education-update.
- National Fire Academy
National Fire Academy
All applications for the National Fire Academy and the National Emergency Training Center should be completed online at the U.S. Fire Administration website.
FEMA Student Identification Number
- Required for all National Fire Academy course applications. Social Security numbers will not be accepted.
- Visit FEMA SID to apply for your SID number.
- Reports, Newsletters and Bulletins
Newsletters and Bulletins
Get Alarmed Smoke Alarm Program
The IDHS Get Alarmed program works closely with service providers and fire departments to distribute smoke alarms to Indiana residents at no cost, thanks to a federal Fire Prevention and Safety Grant. For more information, visit the Get Alarmed page.
The Academy administers two state-funded grant programs to support public safety efforts, the Fire Training Infrastructure Grant and the Local Training Support Grant. Learn more about these grants