The purpose and scope for the Certification Advisory Committee include:

  • Promote the certification system to the fire service of Louisiana
  • Provide recommendations and advice to the Manager of Certification of the LFERC
  • Approve uniform minimum standards for emergency responder certification
  • Ensure quality and uniformity in the certification system
  • Ensure that all testing and certifying services available to all firefighters or participants without regard to race, sex, creed or ethnic origin
  • Review appeals and revoke, suspend, annul or deny certification if warranted

The 13 members of the Certification Advisory Committee (CAC) are:

Name Region Expiration
Scott Slayter (Chair) Region 4 12/2023
John Lane (Vice Chair) Region 3 12/2021
Linton Duet Region 1 12/2022
Tommie Walters Region 1 12/2023
Robert Benoit Region 1 12/2021
Dominick Bourgeois Region 1 12/2023
Lance Smithson Region 2 12/2023
Megan Talton Region 2 12/2021
Tommy Houston Region 3 12/2023
Chris Womack Region 3 12/2022
Matt Robertson Region 4 12/2023
Delton Carter Region 4 12/2022
Jamie Latiolais Industry Rep 12/2023

NFPA Statewide Committee Representative: Kenn Fontenot (Ex-Officio)

Committee member selection is based on several factors including career status, region of the state, experience and support of the certification system. These appointments will be for a three-year period with a yearly review for each member on the anniversary date of the committee.

The Certification office would like to thank these individuals for their willingness to serve on the very important committee. Committee members serve without any compensation and do so with the willing support of their agencies.