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
Visit us: Schedule an appointment online before you visit to conduct business with IDHS. Walk-ins are only accepted for fire certifications and only at MADE@Plainfield, 1610 Reeves Road, Plainfield, IN 46168.
After-hours certification help: 317-519-8976
The Indiana Fire & Public Safety Academy is an education and training subdivision of the Division of Fire and Building Safety. The director and operations director are members of the North American Fire Training Directors organization.
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.
Public Safety Appreciation Day Event on May 24
IDHS is hosting a free Public Safety Day event from 2 to 7 p.m. on May 24 at its MADE@Plainfield location. Other public safety and MADE partners will be on hand with activities such as live fire demonstrations, vehicle extrication and hose roll. Learn more and add the event to your calendar
Grant Application Periods Open
The Academy is accepting applications for both the Infrastructure grant and Local Training Support grant until 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 20. Review the notices of funding opportunity on the Academy Grants page.
New Initiative to Collect PFAS Foam From Fire Agencies
IDHS and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) are launching a free program to collect and dispose of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) foam from Indiana fire agencies. Read about the new initiative and contact email@example.com with questions.
Find or post job vacancies for local emergency management or other first responder agencies.
Find a forgotten Public Safety ID number or verify if one has been assigned yet.
The Acadis Portal is the hub for online EMS training and certifications.
Fire Certifications and Training
- PSID Numbers (select to expand)
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
- Verify an Individuals' IDHS EMS and Fire Certification
- Course Registration and Information (select to expand)
For questions or requests during regular business hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-666-7784. If needing immediate help with fire certifications after hours, please call 317-519-8976.
- Browse and Register for Courses
- Course Testing Login
- Emergency Response Support (ERS) Access
- IFSAC Certification Application
- IFSAC Frequently Asked Questions
- Prerequisite List - Updated version forthcoming. Please email email@example.com for information.
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.
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 (select to expand)
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.
- Newsletters and Bulletins (select to expand)
Newsletters and Bulletins
- Monthly Bugle - December 2021
- Monthly Bugle - November 2021
- Monthly Bugle - November 2021 - Special Edition
- Monthly Bugle - October 2021
- Monthly Bugle - September 2021
- Monthly Bugle - August 2021
- Monthly Bugle - July 2021
- Monthly Bugle - June 2021
- Monthly Bugle - May 2021
- Monthly Bugle - April 2021
- Instructor Bulletin - April 2021
- Monthly Bugle - March 2021
- Monthly Bugle - February 2021
- Monthly Bugle - January 2021
- Run Data (select to expand)
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