Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

The mission of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) is to help protect the lives and property of the citizens of Texas by developing and enforcing professional standards for the fire service which includes certification, training approval and testing, curriculum and standards compliance.

Lamar Institute of Technology, in partnership with the TCFP, can now administer all commission certification written examinations for the LIT Regional Fire Academy as well as firemen from area fire departments.

State certification exams for the LIT Regional Fire Academy students will be scheduled by program faculty. Area fire fighting professionals must contact the Standards and Certification Division at the Texas Commission on Fire Protection to register for an exam.

Contact the Training/Approval and Testing Division for questions about exams at testing@tcfp.texas.gov.

Accommodations are processed through TCFP. 

Some TCFP exams are now available online! As of July 2022, you may take the following TCFP exams online:

  • Arson/Fire Investigator 
  • Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighter
  • Basic Wildland Fire Fighter
  • Driver Operator-Aerial
  • Driver Operator-Pumper
  • Firefighter 1
  • Firefighter 2
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator 1
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator 2
  • Fire Inspector (I & II)
  • Fire Officer I
  • Fire Officer II
  • Fire Officer III
  • Fire Officer IV
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Hazardous Materials Incident Commander
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
  • Incident Commander
  • Incident Safety Officer
  • Inspector I
  • Inspector II
  • Instructor I
  • Instructor II
  • Instructor III
  • Marine Fire Investigator
  • Plan Examiner I
  • Structural Fire Fighter Suppression; Combined (FF1 & !!, AW & OPS)
  • Fire Marshall
  • Intermediate Wildland Fire Fighter

We will update as more exams are added to the online platform.

If you have questions or wish to make an appointment, please contact: 

855 East Lavaca Street
Eagles' Nest Building Room 115
Beaumont, TX 77705