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​Firefighter Certificate (5020)

At TCC’s Firefighter Certification Program, offered at the Florida Public Safety Institute, students will learn basic firefighting skills – such as climbing ladders, pulling hose, working with rope, extricating victims from wrecked vehicles, fighting fire and maintaining equipment. The program covers the chemistry, behavior and control of fire, personal protective equipment, fire cause determination, preservation of evidence, first responder, and Incident Management Systems. Students will also learn about communications, fire prevention and handling hazardous materials emergencies. Skills will be evaluated through written and practical tests.

The Fire Academy course requires 450 hours of training and is usually offered several times a year as a part-time academy. The part-time academy lasts 22 weeks. Part-time courses are offered in the evening. ​The in-state tuition and lab fees for Firefighter I and II Minimum Standards is approximately $3,010.00.​ ​

This program meets the requirements set forth by the Division of State Fire Marshal / Bureau of Fire Standards and Training for certification as a firefighter. 


 Program Details


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Program Purpose:
To prepare students for employment as a volunteer firefighter (Firefighter I) or a firefighter (Firefighter II).

Program Length:
206-398 clock hours, depending on certification sought

Admission Requirements:
Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have a standard high school diploma or GED diploma. Applicant must take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and achieve required scores. Additionally, applicant must have a physical examination prior to program entry.

Academic Division:
Florida Public Safety Institute, Tallahassee Fire Academy

(850) 201-7000

View Information about Graduation Requirements and Year of Entry .

Course Information

Program Courses


 Online Courses

Important Information for Distance Learners

Students who have not taken an online class at TCC before will need to successfully complete CDL-STU008, Introduction to Distance Learning, before registering for web-based courses. Introduction to Distance Learning is a free, non-credit online workshop that will help distance learning students succeed right from the start.

First time at TCC students who will complete their program of study entirely online should register for CDL-STU007, Distance Learning Online Orientation, before registering for web-based courses.  Distance Learning Online Orientation is a free, non-credit online orientation that meets both the orientation and distance learning workshop requirement and is for first time-at TCC students only.

Please click the link to visit the Center for Distance Learning page and register for the required workshop or orientation.

Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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