Dec 02, 2023  
2022-2024 Catalog 
2022-2024 Catalog

Basic Firefighter Certification

Location(s): Northwest Campus

Level 1 Certificate

Human & Public Service Pathway
Learn more about Firefighter Certification

Program Requirements

Total Certificate Hours: 18

The courses listed above are taught in an academy format (daytime - Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and nighttime - Monday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and have specialized admission requirements. Consent of the academy coordinator required for enrollment. Once admitted to the program, students must complete and earn a minimum grade of “C” in each course. Final endorsement of eligibility for the State Firefighter Licensing Exam will only be issued to a student who has completed each course (with a minimum grade of “C”) during that specific academy.

Enrollment is based on space availability for those who meet admission criteria.

Selective Admission Criteria:

  1. Students must contact the Fire Academy for academy dates and application deadlines.
  2. Prior to enrolling, students must provide evidence of EMT Certification.
  3. Students must provide evidence of completion of the TSI Assessment or approved alternative test*.
  4. Students must take the physical abilities test.
  5. Student must complete the Fire Academy application (available at the Fire Academy).
  6. Students must have a personal interview with the Academy Coordinator.

* This requirement may be waived by the Division Dean.

Licensing Notice: Texas House Bill 1508

This program prepares a student for an occupational license. However, the student may not be eligible for licensing if they have a prior criminal history. For more details, see House Bill 1508 Licensing Requirements .