California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

Office of the State Fire Marshal - Fire Engineering & Investigations Division

The CAL FIRE Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Fire Engineering & Investigations Division (FEI) is the licensing and certification authority for statewide programs which include Portable Fire Extinguishers, Flame Retardant Chemicals and Fabrics, Automatic Fire Extinguishing Systems, Fireworks, and Motion Picture and Entertainment.

Examinations are required components of the OSFM FEI licensing and certification program. The examinations are computer-based assessments of knowledge, competencies, and skills, and use a multiple-choice format. As preparation for OSFM FEI examinations, recommended courses and/or study materials are available.

All examination requirements are in our OSFM FEI Examination Handbook. You are responsible for knowing all examination requirements and policies.

For more information on these programs and individual licensing requirements, visit our website.

To access your OSFM FEI GovMotus account, click here.


Please verify that you have created your Pearson VUE web account with your LEGAL NAME AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR GOVERNMENT-ISSUED ID. Contact Pearson VUE immediately to make any corrections.


You cannot register to take an exam without receiving the Authorization to Test (ATT) email from Pearson VUE.

Each candidate must present an unexpired, government issued, photo-bearing ID with a valid signature.

Candidates will be asked to agree to the terms and conditions of the Certification Program Agreement.


Exam appointments may be made 24 hours in advance on the day you wish to test, subject to availability. The exam/appointment testing time limit noted on Pearson VUE web pages reflects the total appointment time, including a non-disclosure agreement, exam time, and survey.

Rescheduling and Cancellations

Exam appointments may be rescheduled or cancelled 48 hours in advance on the day you wish to test.

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Last updated 2024-03-27