License Testing

2020 Licensing Testing Schedule

Test Dates

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Tests are administered at the main RI Fire Academy located at 4 Green Lane, Exeter, RI 02822 unless otherwise specified. Please arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. the morning of the test for registration and payment.

Candidates must present a valid photo ID. Journeymen and blaster candidates must also present a current license from another state or an apprentice license from the State of Rhode Island prior to taking the test.


Candidates for journeyman and blaster licenses must be licensed in another state or be an apprentice in Rhode Island for the required amount of time.

Test Applications

A completed application must be received by the Fire Marshal’s Office at least one week prior to the test date. The following applications can be found on this website under the “forms” section:

  • "Application Extinguishing Equip. Journeymen License"
  • "Application for License to Conduct Blasting Operations"
  • "Application for Fireworks/Pyrotechnic License"


Test Fee: There is a $10.00 test fee (the hydrostatic test is free). DO NOT send the payment with your test application. Test fees will be collected the morning of the test. Money orders and cash are not accepted forms of payment.

License Fee: You will be contacted regarding your test score. Those who pass the test must set up an appointment to have their license photo taken, at which time a $50.00 license fee will be collected.

Please see our payment policy page or contact the Rhode Island Fire Marshal's Office with any questions.