Can I transfer my state fire certification from another state to Texas?

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) is the certifying agency in Texas, and they will help you determine what steps need to be taken to become a certified Firefighter in Texas. For more information visit the TCFP website.

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1. Do I have to have a high school diploma or GED to apply?
2. Do you have/host a fire academy?
3. Can I pick up an application now?
4. Where do I apply?
5. Do you take applications throughout the year?
6. Can I transfer my state fire certification from another state to Texas?
7. Will I get paid more if I have a degree?
8. If I am already a certified Firefighter, will I have to go through firefighting training?
9. Do I have to be a certified Texas Firefighter?
10. Do I need to be a licensed paramedic to take the Civil Service Exam?
11. Is there one civil service test for all the cities in Central Texas?
12. Where can I obtain study material for the civil service test?
13. Can I volunteer as a firefighter in the City of San Marcos?
14. Where can I find general certification FAQs from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)?
15. Is there an age limit to apply?
16. What is the fire department pay schedule?