Catalog 2024 - 2025

Firefighting - Basic Recruit Training - 50220

492 hours

Selective Admission

Basic Fire Recruit Training is offered during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. This program meets the minimum educational requirements for an individual to be a certified combat firefighter in the State of Florida. Upon successful completion of this training program, the student is eligible to take the state written and practical examination administered by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. Prior to admission, students must complete the Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic training program.

A written and practical certification examination is required of all firefighters seeking the career firefighter designation. Any individual who does not obtain a passing score of 70% or more on the Firefighter Retention Examination will be permitted one opportunity to repeat the examination. The examination must be repeated within 6 months of the original examination or the opportunity is forfeited. Florida firefighters must also have training and obtain training as an emergency medical technician prior to obtaining certification as a firefighter. The certification exam requires the test-taker to pass three major areas of study: firefighter safety, training, and state standards. Applicants for certification must also be able to pass a criminal background check. For more information, please visit

Degree Requirements

Required program:

FFP 0030Firefighting Academy I (N)

191 hours

FFP 0031Firefighting Academy II (N)

301 hours