Becoming an officer is a huge step in a Fire Fighter's career, but it comes with many new responsibilities. One must be ready to accept certain challenges that go with the title. Once an officer, you are then responsible for not only yourself, but also for those around you. This course provides the necessary training to advance into a management position in the Fire Industry.
Course Description: Columbia Southern University has partnered with the Alabama Fire College (AFC) to offer the NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Fire Officer I training and certification exam completely online. CE 1003, Fire Officer I, is offered as a continuing education course and may lead to IFSAC* and ProBoard certification through the Alabama Fire College. Upon successful completion of CE 1003, students are eligible to sit for the certification exam provided by the Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission. It is a requirement to complete each of the projects in the CE 1003 continuing education course in order to be eligible to complete the Fire Officer I certification exam. An overall score of 70 percent is required for the successful completion of this examination. Students may take the test again after 30 days and within 12 months of the date of course completion.
Course Textbook: International Fire Service Training Association. (2014). Fire and emergency services company officer (5th ed.). Stillwater, OK: Fire Protection Publications.
Course Cost: $325
CEUs Earned Upon Course Completion: 4.2
Course Length: This course is a 10 week, self-paced, open enrollment course. Once students complete the course with a 70 percent or higher within the 10-week period, they will receive a certificate of completion that list the 4.2 CEUs earned. Course must be paid for in full before student is eligible to receive certificate of completion.
Students can apply for an extension if the course is not completed within the allotted 10-week time frame. If students do not complete all assignments with a 70 percent or higher within 10 weeks, they will be removed from the course if an extension is not applied for.
Prerequisites to take course: IFSAC or ProBoard Certified Fire Fighter II; IFSAC or ProBoard Fire Instructor I
Prerequisites to take Certification Exam: IFSAC or ProBoard Certified Firefighter II and Certified Fire Instructor I and successful completion of all project in CE 1003, Fire Officer I, with an earned grade of 70 percent or better.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
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