This course is designed to deliver a comprehensive live-fire training program in accordance with NFPA standards 1231, 1402, 1403 and 1500. Both lecture and practical will be used, allowing participants to apply knowledge of the above standards to live fire training activities. After successful completion of the course, students will be eligible for an area specific ISFSI Live Fire Instructor Credential.  The Live Fire Instructor Credential program is divided in three parts:

1. Live Fire Instructor Fixed Facility

  •     Gas Fire Facilities
  •     Class ‘A’ Facilities

2. Live Fire Instructor Acquired Structure (online only)

3. Live Fire Instructor In Charge (online only)

The program will certify you for three (3) years and will require a minimum of four (4) hours live fire / 1403 continuing education / upgrade training from ISFSI and a minimum of one (1) documented burn in each credentialed discipline per year to maintain the credential. To take this course, you must already be certified as Instructor I or higher and a certified Firefighter II.

After successful completion of this course, students will receive an ISFSI Accredited, “Live Fire Instructor” Credential in the applicable area of Live Fire Training.  This credential is valid for three (3) years from the date of course completion.


“The Central Yavapai Fire District (CYFD) has made the commitment to require any Training Officer operating as a live fire instructor at the Central Yavapai Regional Training Academy (CYRTA) must be credentialed through the ISFSI. Training Officers are required to attend the ISFSI Live Fire Training Fixed Facility course to ensure an appropriate understanding of the NFPA 1403 requirements. This obligation is documented in CYFD’s SOG’s and extends to all the regional partners operating at CYRTA. The model used to conduct live fire comes directly from this course and the ISFSI has been invaluable assets in helping our organization create a safe and professional live fire training environment.” – John Feddema, Training Chief, Central Yavapai Regional Training Academy

To learn more about each program:

Live Fire Fixed Facility

Live Fire Acquired Structure