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Program Overview

This certification covers the NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Current Edition.

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

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion of this certification, individuals will be able to function and apply for positions as a credentialed fire or rescue officer in the State of North Carolina.

Instructional Format

Classroom and hands on skills.

Program Contacts:

Ian Harrell

Director - Fire and Rescue Programs/ESTC

Workforce Certificate Courses

Fire Officer Certification

FIP-3718 Fire Officer Level I
FIP-3719 Fire Officer Level 2

Rescue Officer Certification

FIP-6900 Rescue Officer

Total credits needed to graduate: 101 Hours

Learning Outcomes

Firefighter students will:

  • Learn to operate safely and effectively at an emergency incident.
  • Participate as a team member of a team to mitigate and control various emergency incidents.
  • Perform the duties of a Fire or rescue Officer in the State of North Carolina.

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