RIDGE FIRE ACADEMY

 

Fire Officer IV Certification

  1. Community Risk Reduction

  2. Personnel Management for the Fire & Emergency Service

  3. Strategic Planning

Choose One of the following electives:

  1. Quantitative Analysis
  2. Capstone Project

 

Certification Requirements

There are two methods available for a qualified applicant to obtain Fire Officer IV Certification. Individuals should evaluate their eligibility and utilize one of the following options as set forth in paragraph 69A-39.065(2) (d), F.A.C.:

Option A – Direct Program Delivery.

The first option is designed for persons who have at least five years of full-time equivalent experience as a Florida certified Fire Officer. This method is the traditional model to achieve Fire Officer IV Certification. To qualify for certification as a Fire Officer IV, using the Direct Program Delivery, the applicant shall:

• Possess an active Firefighter Certificate of Compliance issued by the Division or have met the curriculum requirements for Firefighter Part I as defined in 69A-37.055(1) F.A.C.

• Possess an active Instructor I Certificate of Competency issued by the Division.

• Possess an active Fire Officer III Certificate of Competency issued by the Division.

• Meet the job performance requirements of NFPA 1021 - Fire Officer IV (2009).

• Complete the Fire Officer IV Curriculum.

• Complete the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation course titled "Courage to Be Safe" or a course determined by the Division to be equivalent.

Option B – Portfolio Program.

The second option is designed for persons who have at least five years of full-time equivalent experience as a Florida certified Fire Officer. This method is intended to reduce the redundancy in courses taken by crediting the applicant’s educational experience to the objectives required by the NFPA 1021 Fire Officer IV standard and the Fire Officer IV curriculum as evidenced by documentation in the Fire Officer IV Portfolio. To qualify for certification using the Portfolio Program, the applicant shall:

• Possess an active Firefighter Certificate of Compliance issued by the Division or have met the curriculum requirements for Firefighter Part I as defined in 69A-37.055(1) F.A.C.

• Possess an active Instructor I Certificate of Competency issued by the Division.

• Possess an active Fire Officer III Certificate of Competency issued by the Division.

• Meet the program prerequisites, the objectives required by the NFPA 1021 Fire Officer IV standard and the Fire Officer IV curriculum as evidenced in the Fire Officer IV Portfolio.

 

Scheduled Courses