No. The test must be given by a representative of the state fire marshal’s office.
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In order to sit for the test, you must first fill out an application and submit it for processing. Once your application has been processed you will receive a letter that you are OK to take the test. Only then can you sit for the test. You will need to make an appointment to take the test in Topeka at our offices (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) or you can register for one of our regional testing sites in the spring.
The test is a 50 question multiple choice test based on the National Fire Protection Agency 1123 (2014 edition). You will be given a copy of the National Fire Protection Agency to use during testing.
No. You must use the copy that we provide you.
No. Because it is copyrighted material, we cannot give it out. You can contact the National Fire Protection Agency directly to get one from them.
Yes. You must sit for the test every time you renew your permit.
As many times as necessary.
Because we have no way of verifying who we are talking to, we do not give this information over the phone. You are welcome to come to our office in Topeka and view your test in person. You will need a photo identification.
You can miss ten questions.
The policy of the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office is that you are not eligible to sit for the test until the application and fee have been processed. However, mistakes can happen and you may be inadvertently allowed to sit for the test. If this is the case, that test is considered invalid and will not be scored. You will need to apply and take the test again.
Bring photo identification with you and your registration letter.