Launch of the ISFSI Acquired Structure Instructor Credential Desingation

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors Launches Acquired Structure Instructor Credential Designation

July 18, 2016

The International Society of Fire Service Instructors (ISFSI) is launching the second in a series of Live Fire Instructor credential designations.  The Acquired Structure credential, which follows on the heels of the Fixed Facility credential, will welcome the first credential candidates in the online training platform on Monday, August 15.  The ISFSI has successfully credentialed over 800 instructors in the Fixed Facility credential designation, which was released in 2011.


The program will prepare the live fire instructor for the roles necessary to prepare training plans, developing objectives and preparing a structure for safe and effective training in compliance with NFPA 1403 Standards.


“The importance of planning, communication, execution, and documentation is paramount for live fire training in acquired structures. This environment can be deadly if an instructor is not properly prepared to deal with the nuances of the applicable standards to mitigate risk. Conversely, a well prepared structure and a rock solid burn plan executed by professional instructors transforms an acquired structure into a learning environment without equal. The ISFSI Acquired Structure credential sets the table for success in this high stakes training environment,” shared Kevin Milan, Lead Instructor for the program.

Successfully credentialed candidates are issued a three-year designation by the ISFSI.


To learn more about the ISFSI Live Fire Acquired Structure Instructor credential visit

Questions regarding this release can be sent to Jamie Lacy, Program Manager of ISFSI at

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