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Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and
Training Certifications - Required Courses

Fire Officer I Certification:

Course Title Credit
FFP 2720 Company Officer 3
FFP 2120 Building Construction for the Fire Service 3
FFP 2810 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy I 3
FFP 2740 Fire Service Course Delivery 3
Total
12

Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training additional requirements Fire Officer I

  • Possess an active Firefighter Certificate of Compliance issued by the Division or have met the curriculum requirements for Firefighter Part I as defined in 69A-37.055(I) F.A.C.
  • Meet the job performance requirements of NFPA 1021-Fire Officer I (2009)
  • Complete Fire Officer I curriculum
  • Complete the “Fire Officer I Task Book” with required signatures.
  • Pass the Fire Officer I Exam with a score of 70% or higher.
  • Complete the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation course titled “Courage to Be Safe” or a course determined by the Division to be equivalent.

 

Fire Officer II Certification:

Course Title Credit
FFP 1505 Fire Prevention 3
FFP 1540 Private Fire Protection Systems I 3
FFP 2811 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy II* 3
FFP 2741 Fire Service Course Design* 3
Total
12

Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training additional requirements, Fire Officer II

  • Possess an active Firefighter Certificate of Compliance issued by the Division or have met the curriculum requirements for Firefighter Part I as defined in 69A-37.055(I) F.A.C.
  • Possess an active Fire Officer I Certificate of Competency issued by the Division.
  • Meet the job performance requirements of NFPA 1021- Fire Officer II (2009)
  • Complete the Fire Officer II Curriculum.
  • Complete the “Fire Officer II Task Book” with required signatures.
  • Pass the Fire Officer II Exam with a score of 70% or higher.
  • Complete the prerequisite course titled “ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents” or a course determined by the Division to be equivalent.
  • Complete the Florida State Fire College “Florida State-Wide Emergency Response Plan (SERP)” course.
  • Complete the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation course titled “Courage to Be Safe” or a course determined by the Division to be equivalent.

Firesafety Inspector I Certification:

Course Title Credit
FFP 1505 Fire Prevention 3
FFP 1540 Private Fire Protection Systems I 3
FFP 2120 Building Construction for the Fire Service 3
FFP 2521 Blueprint Reading and Plans Review 3
FFP 2510 Codes and Standards 3
Total
15

 

Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training additional requirements Inspector I

To be certified as a Firesafety Inspector I in the State of Florida, an individual must successful complete 200 hours of certification training for Firesafety Inspector, or have received equivalent training in another state, and pass a state written examination.

 

Firesafety Inspector II Certification:

Course Title Credit
FFP 1111 Fire Chemistry 3
FFP 2541 Private Fire Protection Systems II* 3
FFP 2610 Fire Origin and Cause 3
FFP 1793 or FFP 2706 Fire and Life Safety Educator I or
Public Information Officer
3
Total
12

 

Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training additional requirements Inspector II

To be certified as a Firesafety Inspector II, an individual must be certified as a Firesafety Inspector I in the State of Florida, and must successful complete 160 hours of certification training for Firesafety Inspector II, or have received equivalent training in another state.

 

Firesafety Investigator I Certification:

Course Title Credit
FFP 2111 Fire Chemistry 3
FFP 2610 Fire Origin and Cause 3
FFP 1540 Fire Protection Systems I 3
FFP 2120 Building Construction for the Fire Service 3
Total
12

 

Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training additional requirements Investigator I

To be certified as a Fire Investigator I in the State of Florida, an individual must be State of Florida certified Firefighter, Firesafety Inspector or Police Officer and successfully complete 160 hours of basic certification training for fire investigators, or have received equivalent training in another state, and pass a state written examination.

 

Fire Service Instructor Certification:

Course Title Credit
FFP 2740 Fire Service Course Delivery 3

FFP 2741

Fire Service Course Design* 3
Total
6

 

Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training additional requirements Fire Instructor

Instructor I

  • Six years’ experience as a regular member of an organized fire department.
  • Documentation of completing the 40-hour Fire Service Course Delivery class or equivalent.
  • Documentation of high school graduation or equivalent.
  • Physical ability to perform the tasks associated with the training.
  • Successful completion of the State Written Examination.

Instructor II

  • Six years’ experience as a regular member of an organized fire department.
  • Documentation of completing the 40-hour Fire Service Course Delivery class or equivalent.
  • Documentation of completing the 40-hour Fire Service Course Design class or equivalent.
  • Documentation of an Associate’s Degree or higher that meets the requirements of s 817.567.
  • Physical ability to perform the tasks associated with the training.
  • Successful completion of the State Written Examination.

Instructor III

  • Six years’ experience as a regular member of an organized fire department.
  • Documentation of completing the 40-hour Fire Service Course Delivery class or equivalent.
  • Documentation of completing the 40-hour Fire Service Course Design class or equivalent.
  • Documentation of a Bachelor’s Degree or higher that meets the requirements of s 817.567.
  • Physical ability to perform the tasks associated with the training.
  • No written examination required.

+ This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
* This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.
~ This is a general education course.
1 Students planning to transfer to UCF should select from these humanities courses: EUH 2000, EUH 2001, ARH 2050, ARH 2051, LIT 2110, LIT 2120, MUL 1010, PHI 2010, REL 2300, and THE 1020.
2 Students planning to transfer to UCF should select from these math courses: MGF 1106, MAC 1105, MAC 1114, MAC 2233, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, and STA 2023. Students planning to transfer to UCF should select from these science courses: AST 1002, CHM 1020, PHY 2053C, PSC 1020C, BSC 1005, BSC 1050, BSC 1010C, and ESC 1000.
3 Students who want to continue their education should contact their university of choice for acceptance of this degree. For students who are interested in pursuing UCF's B.A.S. degree, 36 hours of general education courses will be required. Students will also have to fulfill the state's foreign language requirement, which is two years of the same high school foreign language or two semesters of the same college-level foreign language. It is also recommended that those students take PSY 2012 General Psychology rather than SYG 2000 Introductory Sociology.
(GR) Denotes a Gordon Rule course.

 

 

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