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Program Overview

This certification covers the NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications, Current Edition.

Employment Opportunities:

Upon completion of this certification, individuals will be able to function and apply for positions as a credentialed firefighter 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

Firefighter Certification

FIP-3040 General and Communications
FIP-3041 Fireground Operations 1
FIP-3042 Fireground Operations 2
FIP-3043 Fireground Operations 3
FIP-3044 Fireground Operations 4
FIP-3045 Fireground Operations 5
FIP-3046 Fireground Operations 6
FIP-3047 Fireground Operations 7
FIP-3048 Fireground Operations 8
FIP-3049 Fireground Operations 9
FIP-3050 Rescue Operations
FIP-3051 FLSE Initiatives

Certification Testing: Firefighter

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 Firefighter 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 for Workforce, Technologies & Community Education (WTCE) certifications and courses.

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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