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Division of Personnel Standards and Education

The Division of Personnel Standards and Education is responsible for assisting local governments in improving the levels of education and training standards for local firefighters.

This division manages a program of training and certification for over 50,000 firefighters in Illinois. The program involves developing standards, utilizing the input of Ad Hoc Committee members, for training, testing and certifying at all levels including: firefighting, fire prevention, public education, fire investigation, fire department management and specialties including apparatus driver, airport firefighter, hazardous materials and rescue.

The Division of Personnel Standards and Education also administers the Grants-in-Aid program for reimbursement of firefighter training costs.

The PSE Web Access Program will give fire departments access to our Personnel Service and Education system. They will be able to update information their contact information and rosters online. Trainers will be able will be able to search and request the following: Course Completion Rosters, Request for Examinations and Applications for Certification. Rosters can be exported in Excel format for your convenience. Reports will be available for Firefighter Courses and Classes. Trainers will be issued unique login ids for this application. Fire Chiefs can request multiple training logins. Logins can be restricted depending on the needs of the individual departments. Please email Personnel Service and Education to request an id and password. Please include your departments FDID number in the request.

For more information about the program, please call (217) 782-4542 or email the Division of Personnel Standards and Education

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