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Program Overview

This certification covers the NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus / Driver Professional Qualifications, Current Edition.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion of this certification, individuals will be able to function and apply for positions as a credentialed fire apparatus driver and operator.

Instructional Format:

Classroom and hands on skills.

Program Contacts:

Ian Harrell

Director - Fire and Rescue Programs/ESTC

Workforce Certificate Courses

Fire Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification

FIP-3600 Emergency Vehicle Driver

Emergency Driver Certification

FIP-3623 D/O Pumps Intro/Basic Ops
FIP-3624 D/O Pumps Hydr/Water Supply
FIP-3625 D/O Pumps Spr&Sps/Maint&Test

Aerial Operator Certification

FIP-3626 D/O Aerial Apparatus Series

Learning Outcomes

Firefighter students will:

  • Learn to operate safely and effectively on an emergency incident.
  • Participate as a member of a team to mitigate and control various emergency incidents.
  • Perform the duties of a fire apparatus driver and operator in the State of North Carolina.

Program Costs

Cost: $70 to $125 per individual class depending upon the length of the class.

Members of approved North Carolina fire departments and rescue squads are eligible to receive tuition waivers for these classes.

Virginia residents pay the same tuition rate as in-state students.

Many grant and scholarship opportunities are available as well. Please complete the WTCE Scholarship and Financial Aid Form and a counselor will review your information to see if you are eligible for assistance.

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