License Testing


Applications can be found on this website under the “Applications & Forms” section. A completed application must be submitted online.


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.


After approval, applicants will be notified via email of upcoming test dates.  Tests are administered at the Rhode Island 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.

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.

Directions:  Enter Gaspee Road, Exeter, RI into your navigation app then follow signs for the fire academy.  DO NOT enter mailing address of 4 Green Lane as this will lead you to a dead-end street.

This is an open book test so please bring the appropriate reference material with you the morning of the test.

NFPA 10 (2018 edition) - Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers

NFPA 17 (2017 edition) - Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems

NFPA 17A (2017 edition) - Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems

NFPA 160 (2016 edition) - Standard for the Use of Flame Effects Before an Audience

NFPA 495 (2018 edition) - Explosives Materials Code

NFPA 498 (2013 edition) - Standard for Safe Havens and Interchange Lots for Vehicles Transporting Explosives

NFPA 1123 (2018 edition) - Code for Fireworks Display

NFPA 1124 (2017 edition) - Code for the Manufacture, Transportation, & Storage of Fireworks & Pyrotechnic Articles

NFPA 1126 (2016 edition) - Standard for the Use of Pyrotechnics Before a Proximate Audience

Blaster's Handbook (18th Edition) - Blaster's Handbook


We are no longer accepting paper applications. Test fees can be paid online as part of the application but checks can also be brought the morning of the test. Money orders and cash are not accepted forms of payment.

You will be contacted regarding your test score. 

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