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Certification Process as of September 2009

Participants in the Illinois Fire Service Administrative Professionals Executive Support Personnel program as of September of 2009 may apply for certification by first submitting a Work Accomplishment Document (complete with samples of work) to their Fire Chief for validation.*

Prerequisites consist of three (3) years fire service experience and successful completion of the Executive Support Personnel program offered through the Illinois Fire Service Administrative Professionals (IFSAP) organization.

The OSFM Application for Certification/Validation – Attestation Sheet is available on the OSFM website at http://www.state.il.us/osfm/PSandE/appcerti.pdf or on the IFSAP website under Training.

If eligible, interested individuals may apply for this certification, and would mail the original completed OSFM Application for Certification/Validation – Attestation Sheet and the Work Accomplishment Document to the current Executive Support Personnel Class Officer:

Laura Haiden, Exec Support Program Director 
Glenside Fire Protection District
1608 Bloomingdale Road
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Upon receipt of these forms additional required signatures will be obtained and the application will be forwarded to the OSFM for processing.

If you have any questions, please call Laura Haiden at: (630) 668-5323 or e-mail her at:

*Your department training officer should log your information into the OSFM database upon completion of your course.


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