They now also have to complete a computer-based FFI program complete with unit tests to complete the process.
Instead we teach the elements of FFI that apply to us and add elements of FFII that are most applicable to our operations. It's actually more comprehensive as FFI, but they don't receive a piece of paper for it. Since there is no state requirement for FFI, it simply makese sense to train our new members based on the needs of the district v. the needs of a piece of paper.
Again, it works very well for us.