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    Hey guys, maybe someone can explain this to me. The college I went to is a member of IFSAC, when I finished my classes I recived a certificate from the school, and when I tested with the State fire marshals office i recived my "state certificate"(illinois) Now im aware that Illinois is not an ifsac state but like I said, the school was. However neather the School's or the state's certificate had the "ifsac seal". Its not really a big deal or anything Im just kind of confused on how this works. Am i missing something? Do i need to request something? Or does it just take time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba32 View Post
    Hey guys, maybe someone can explain this to me. The college I went to is a member of IFSAC, when I finished my classes I recived a certificate from the school, and when I tested with the State fire marshals office i recived my "state certificate"(illinois) Now im aware that Illinois is not an ifsac state but like I said, the school was. However neather the School's or the state's certificate had the "ifsac seal". Its not really a big deal or anything Im just kind of confused on how this works. Am i missing something? Do i need to request something? Or does it just take time?
    THANKS!
    Perhaps this will help. A quote from the homepage of their website:

    "A note of caution to individuals seeking IFSAC accredited certification:
    Some training companies list their training programs as "IFSAC Accredited". There is no such thing as "IFSAC Accredited Training" as IFSAC does not accredit training programs. IFSAC only accredits the certification processes of our member entities. The ONLY entities accredited by IFSAC are those listed on this website. If an entity, company, etc. is not listed on the IFSAC website they are in no way recognized, sponsored, or supported by IFSAC. "

    Their website is http://www.ifsac.org/

    The list of members is
    http://www.ifsac.org/Handbook/CERTIF...LY_MEMBERS.pdf

    Not to be a wise acre but, you should have found out about this before you bought the spiel, legitimate or not. Even if your school is on the official list of members what really matters is if the decision makers care.

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