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Pro Board and Equivalency

Captain Frantz Pinthiere



link for non jurisdictional equivalency form Non-Jurisdictional Course Equivalency Application

  • Please note when applying for Equivalency:
    • for Rescue Technician: Site Ops, you must have Swift Water Rescue
    • for MFRI EVOC, you must have MCFRTA Skid Pan Training

link to the MFSPQB web site

NFPA Standard No. Levels to which Agency is Accredited
Firefighter 1001 Firefighter 1,2
Driver/Operator 1002 Pumper, Aerial, Tiller, ARFF, Mobile Water Supply
Airport Firefighter 1003 Airport Firefighter
Rescue Technician 1006 Rope Rescue I, II; Trench Rescue I, II; Confinded Space Rescue I, II; Surface Water Rescue I, II; Structural Collapse I, II; Vehicle & Machinery I, II
Fire Officer 1021 Fire Oficer I, II, III, IV
Fire Inspector 1031 Fire Inspector I, II, III; Plans Examiner I, II
Fire Investigator 1033 Fire Investigator
Public Fire Educator  1035 Public Fire Educator I, II, III;  Public Inofrmation Officer
Fire Instructor 1041 Fire Instructor I, II, III
Fire Brigade Member 1081 Incipient, Advanced Exterior; Interior Structural, Fire/Brigade Leader
Haz Mat 472  Responder Awarness;  Operational, Ops/PPE, Ops/Product Control, Technician, Incident Commander
 FD Safety Officer 1521 Incident Safety Officer, Heath and Saftey Officer, Safety Officer: Fire Suppression, EMS Operations, Haz-Mat Operations, Special Operations

Lawrence Preston

Maryland Fire Service Professional Qualifications Board

c/o Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute

4500 Paint Branch Pkwy

College Park, Md. 20742

Telephone: 301-226-9924

link to the Pro Board web site

Steps for Applying for Pro Board Certification


  1. Request a MFRI Transcript at   MFRI.ORG ( )  they are  free do not need to be an official transcript. Attach a transcript to each application and highlight the approriate course on each.
  2. Request a PSTA Transcript if you are trying to Pro-Board items that are from the previous edition. This is for courses taken from 1993 to present and does not appear on your MFRI transcript.    MCFRS TRANSCRIPT REQUEST.  Once a Transcript is requested they are locked in the front office for pick up, unless you requested it to be mailed to directly.
  3. Print out your  Pro-Board applications  (

Make sure you have the prerequisites attached to each application. Many applications are returned to the applicant, because they are missing documentation.

Attach a check to each application; this is done, so if one of your many applications needs to be sent back the others can be processed.

 This process could take a month to process the paperwork, please be patient.

Maryland Higher Education Commission


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