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Fire Officer Certificate Program



This certificate program provides the knowledge and responsibilities for current or aspiring company officers.

Category

Courses

Hours

Incident/Emergency Management

4

60

Strategy and Tactics

4

44

Instructor Preparation

1

24

Leadership and Management

7

140

Technical Electives

6

84


To successfully complete the certificate program you must complete 322 hours out of a possible 376 contact hours of instruction. This certificate program exceeds the requirements of Fire Officer I and II according to NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

 

When can I register?

You can register at anytime. You will have four years from the date of enrollment to complete the program.

 

What is the cost for the certificate program?

There is a one time enrollment processing fee of $50.00. Many of these programs are available at little or no cost through state or federal grants. Individual tuition fees may also apply.

 

Can I use previous training?

Yes you can. Upon your enrollment into the program, we will review your MU FRTI transcript and determine which courses will apply. We also will accept certificates or transcripts from third party providers for courses listed in the program. Certificates are subject to authentication. Please submit these certificates when enrolling.

 

How do I track the courses I’ve taken?

MU FRTI will enter your enrollment and track all courses you have taken that are part of the certificate program from the date of enrollment. A transcript of the certificate program will be available annually upon request.

 

Do I receive certificates for each course I’ve taken?

Yes, individual course completion certificates will be awarded for each course. In addition, when you have successfully fulfilled the requirement you will be presented with a special Fire Officer certificate from MU FRTI.

 

Special Recognition

This non-credit certificate program is recognized by the United States Fire Administration/National Fire Academy.

 

MU FRTI Company Officer Certificate Program

 

Course

Contact Hours

ACE Credit

E/C**

Incident/Emergency Management

NIMS: ICS for Fire Service (ICS-100 & ICS-200)

12

1

C

NIMS: ICS for Highrise Operations

8

0

C

NIMS: Advanced ICS (ICS-300)

24

1

C

Introduction to Emergency Management

16

2

C

Total - Incident/Emergency Management

60

4

 

 

Strategy and Tactics*

Preparing for Initial Company Operations

12

1

C

Decision Making for Initial Company Operations

12

1

C

Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

12

1

C

Simulated Incident Management for First Arriving Officer

8

0

C

Total - Strategy and Tactics

44

3

 

 

Instructor Preparation

Fire Instructor I

24

2

C

Total - Instructor Preparation

24

2

 

 

Leadership and Management

Leadership I for Fire and EMS: Strategies For Company Success

12

1

C

Leadership II for Fire and EMS: Strategies For Personal Success

12

1

C

Leadership III for Fire and EMS: Strategies For Supervisory Success

12

1

C

Managing in a Changing Environment

12

1

C

Shaping the Future

12

1

C

Fire Officer I

40

2

C

Fire Officer II

40

3

C

Total - Leadership/Management

140

10

 

 

Technical Electives

Principles of Building Construction: Combustible

12

1

E

Principles of Building Construction: Noncombustible

12

1

E

Fire Fighter Safety and Survival

12

0

E

Health and Safety Officer

12

1

E

Incident Safety Officer

12

1

E

Introduction to Fire Inspection Principles and Practices

24

1

E

Total - Technical/Electives

84

5

 

 

Total

352

24

 

Required

322

 

 

 

* The National Fire Academy's Command and Control of Incident Operations may be substituted for this section.

** E = Elective, C = Core

— MU FRTI Fire Service Leasdership Enhancement Program (FSLEP) may be substitutes for these courses

 

Downloads

For more information, download the Fire Officer Certificate Program brochure [17.9 MB] or
download the Fire Officer Certificate Program registration form [128 KB].

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