Renewal Requirements for Fire Service Instructor, Inspector and Fire Code Administrator


The State of Florida Fire Marshal, Bureau of Fire Training and Standards require by law that all Fire Service Instructors, Fire Inspectors

and Fire Code Administrators obtain continuing educational credits for renewal every four (4) years.


Florida Fire Service Instructor I, II, and III Certificates

Every fire instructor certificate is valid for a period of four (4) years from the date of issuance or renewal date.  The renewal

of this certificate requires completion of a minimum of 40 hours of continuing education through courses, workshops, and

seminars that are approved by the Bureau.  Fire Service Instructor III Certificates will need to complete the

following 24-hour course ATPC 16701 Fire Service Program Manager every four years.  Renewal applications

for instructors should be submitted within 90 days before expiring. 



Florida Fire Safety Inspector I, II, and III and Fire Code Administrator Certificates

Every fire inspector and fire code administrator certificates are valid for a period of four (4) years from the date of issuance or

renewal date.  The renewal of this certificate requires completion of a minimum of 54 hours of continuing education in courses,

workshops, and seminars that are approved by the Bureau, which relate to fire prevention, code enforcement, fire protection,

fire dynamics, building construction, plan review, public education, leadership, fire prevention management,

community risk reduction, ethics, fire investigation, or other areas related to fire prevention. 

Renewal applications for inspectors should be submitted within 90 days before expiring.


FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR CERTIFICATE

                         Students must complete the following before application can be submitted

                         1.  Student must possess a Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance.

​                         2.  Student must possess a Florida Fire Officer Certificate.

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                         Students must complete the following before application can be submitted

                         1.  Must possess an active Florida Fire Safety Inspector III Certificate.

                         2.  Minimum of six (6) years of experience as a full-time Fire Safety Inspector and who successfully completes the advanced training for

                               fire prevention management and code enforcement outlined in F.A.C. 69A-39.005(2) OR Ten (10) years experience as a full-time               

                               certified Fire Safety Inspector combined with at least five (5) years of full-time management experience.

                                                                                     

            ATPC   1740                 Fire Service Course Delivery Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   1810                 Firefighting Strategy and Tactics I Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   2120                 Building Construction for the Fire Service Course - 45 hours.   

            ATPC   2720                 Company Officer Course - 45 hours.

                RN   4807                  Courage to be Safe Course by National Fallen Firefighters Foundation - online - 6 hours.                                             

FIRE CODE ADMINISTRATOR CERTIFICATE

LEARN ABOUT

FLORIDA FIRE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

State of Florida - Fire Service Certificate Programs


                                 State Written Exam                                 

                        

            ATPC   1301                 Fire Service Hydraulics Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   1302                 Fire Apparatus Operations Course - 45 hours.                                                         

                         Students must complete the following before application can be submitted

                         1.  Student must possess a Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance.

​                         2.  Student must possess a active Fire Officer Certificate.

                         3.  Student must possess a Incident Safety Officer Certificate of Completion.

                         4.  Student must possess a Health and Safety Officer Certificate of Completion.

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FIRE INSTRUCTOR I CERTIFICATE

            ATPC   1505                 Fire Prevention Practices Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   1540                 Private Fire Protection Systems I Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   2741                 Fire Service Course Design Course - 45 hours. 

            ATPC   2811                 Firefighting Strategy and Tactics II Course - 45 hours.

              NFA   4022                  ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents Course - 24 hours.   

                RN   4807                  Course to be Safe Course by National Fallen Firefighters Foundation - online - 6 hours.

                RN   9572                  Florida Statewide Emergency Response Plan (SERP) Course - 8 hours.                                                 

FIRE APPARATUS PUMP OPERATOR CERTIFICATE

            ATPC   2770                 Ethical and Legal Issues for the Fire Service Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   3533                 Leadership Strategies for Community Risk Reduction Course - 45 hours. 

            ATPC   3780                 Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection Course - 45 hours.   

            ATPC   4045                 Personnel Management for the Fire Service Course - 45 hours.   

            ATPC   4585                 Fire Prevention Organization and Management Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   9516                 Chief Officer Course - 60 hours.                                             

                         Students must complete the following before application can be submitted

                         1.  Must possess an associate college degree or higher.

                         2.  Minimum of six (6) years of experience as a full-time Fire Safety Inspector.

                         3.  Hold the following certificate from NFPA - "Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS)"                                                                    


                                 State Written Exam Only                                  

                        

                         Students must complete the following before application can be submitted

                         1.  Students must have five (5) years experience as a Fire Officer with an organized fire department.

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            ATPC   16531                 Evaluating Performance-Based Designs Course                                                                     

            ATPC   1740                 Fire Service Course Delivery Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   2741                 Fire Service Course Design Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC 16701                 Fire Service Program Manager Course - 24 hours.                                                        

                         Elective - Choose one of the items below to complete

           ATPC    9884                Quantitative Analysis Course - 45 hours.

                                                 Capstone Project

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                                 No Written Exam  /  No State Task Book                                  

                        

            ATPC   1740                 Fire Service Course Delivery Course - 45 hours. 

            ATPC   2741                 Fire Service Course Design Course - 45 hours.                                                     


                   State Written Exam  or  State Portfolio Workbook Completion                                  

                        


                                 State Written Exam                                 

                        

FIRE SAFETY INSPECTOR III CERTIFICATE

            ATPC   2111                  Fire Chemistry Course - 45 hours.

​            ATPC   2541                  Private Fire Protection Systems II Course - 45 hours.

​            ATPC   2770                  Ethical and Legal Issues for the Fire Service Course - 45 hours.

FIRE SAFETY INSPECTOR I CERTIFICATE

                         

           NOTE:  This is a restricted enrollment program.  Students must be a law enforcement officer, crime scene technician, certified firefighter, or

                        fire safety inspector in the State of Florida.

                                                                                                

                         Students must complete the following before application can be submitted

                         1.  Students must possess a Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance.

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                         Students must complete the following before application can be submitted

                         1.  Must have six (6) years of fire service experience with an organized fire department.

                         2.  Bachelor college degree or higher.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER CERTIFICATE

FIRE OFFICER III CERTIFICATE

                         Students must complete the following before application can be submitted

                         1.  Students must have five (5) years experience as a Fire Officer with an organized fire department.

                         2.  Must complete courses listed above or have a degree from a college that will substitute for the courses.

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INCIDENT SAFETY OFFICER CERTIFICATE


                     State Written Exam Only                                  

                        

FIRE OFFICER I CERTIFICATE


                                 State Written Exam  /  State Task Book Completion                                  

                        


            No Written Exam  /  State Task Book Completion                                  

                        

FIRE INSTRUCTOR III CERTIFICATE

FIRE INSTRUCTOR II CERTIFICATE

            ATPC   1740                 Fire Service Course Delivery Course - 45 hours.                                                         

                         Students must complete the following before application can be submitted

                         1.  Must have six (6) years of fire service experience with an organized fire department.

                         2.  Associate college degree or higher.

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      State Written Exam  /  State Task Book  & Evaluation Guide Completion or Portfolio Workbook 


                                

                        


          State Written Exam  /  State Task Book Completion                                  

                        


                  No Written Exam  /  State Portfolio Workbook Completion                                  

                        

STATE OF FLORIDA

FIRE SERVICE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS


                                 State Written Exam                                 

                        

            ATPC   3533                 Community Risk Reduction Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   3720                 Strategic Planning Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   4045                 Personnel Management for the Fire Service Course - 45 hours. 

                RN   4807                  Courage to be Safe Course by National Fallen Firefighters Foundation - online - 6 hours.                                                         

            ATPC   1505                  Fire Prevention Practices Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   1510                  Codes and Standards Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   1540                  Private Fire Protection Systems I Course - 45 hours.

​            ATPC   2120                  Building Construction for the Fire Service Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   2521                  Construction Documents and Plans Review Course - 45 hours.

FIRE OFFICER IV CERTIFICATE


                                 No Written Exam  /  No State Task Book / Portfolio Workbook Completion                                  

                        

            ATPC   6742                 Florida Incident Safety Officer Course - 45 hours.

                RN   4807                 Courage to be Safe Course by National Fallen Firefighters Foundation - online - 6 hours.                                                         

            ATPC   6741                 Florida Health and Safety Officer Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   7529                 Legal Issues for the Safety Officer Course - 45 hours.   

                RN   4807                 Courage to be Safe Course by National Fallen Firefighters Foundation - online - 6 hours.                                                     

                         Students must complete the following before application can be submitted

                         1.  Must have six (6) years of fire service experience with an organized fire department.

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The training blocks below detail each of the Fire Service Certificate Programs that can be obtained.  We have provided our students with a link to download and print, State Exam Applications, State Task Booklets, Program Portfolio Documents and a link to our STORE in case the student wants to purchase our State Exam Prep Tutoring Manual.

FLORIDA SAFETY OFFICER CERTIFICATE

            ATPC   1793                 Fire and Life Safety Educator I Course  - 45 hours.

            ATPC   2794                 Fire and Life Safety Educator II Course - 24 hours.                                                         

            ATPC    406                   Post-Blast Investigation Course - 45 hours.   

            ATPC    407                   Arson Investigation Course - 45 hours. 

            ATPC  1540                   Private Fire Protection Systems I Course - 45 hours. 

            ATPC  2111                   Fire Chemistry Course - 45 hours. 

            ATPC  2120                   Building Construction for the Fire Service Course - 45 hours.   

            ATPC  2610                   Fire Investigation:  Origin and Cause Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC  2630                   Latent Investigation Course - 45 hours.     

            ATPC  2670                   Legal Issues for Investigators Course - 45 hours.                                   

            ATPC   2770                 Ethical and Legal Issues for the Fire Service Course - 45 hours.

            ATPC   3780                 Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection Course - 45 hours.

              NFA   4023                  ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff Course - 16 hours.

               RN    4807                  Courage to be Safe Course by National Fallen Firefighters Foundation - online - 6 hours.

           ATPC   9516                   Chief Officer Course - 60 hours.                                            


                                 State Task Book Completion                                  

                        

FIRE OFFICER II CERTIFICATE


                                 State Written Exam Only                                  

                        


                                 State Task Book Completion                                  

                        

FIRE SAFETY INSPECTOR II CERTIFICATE

FIRE INVESTIGATOR CERTIFICATE


                                 State Written Exam Only