Fire Fighter I/II, Certificate

Certificate in Fire Fighter I/II Summer 2019 (June through December)

Certificate in Fire Fighter I/II application acceptance for North Collier Training Center
The program is a limited program; therefore, it is highly recommended that you submit your application early. The application instructions is located at the bottom of this page under downloads. It has all instructions to complete the application packet.

Application Acceptance Dates & Times

March 18, 2019, to May 31, 2019, Monday through Thursday 9am - 4pm (No Fridays)

In Person

Program applications are accepted at the following location:
Fort Myers (Lee Campus)
8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Building B, Room 135A (back of building in the lab B134)
Parking Lot 2

This program will provide training for Southwest Florida firefighters in partnership with the North Naples Fire Training Center. This program is designed to prepare students to be eligible to sit for the State of Florida Firefighter II Certification exam. Students must satisfy the requirements set forth in NFPA 1001 and Florida State Statute 69A-37. This is a 398-hour course that runs for 6 months. Classes are held in Naples on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays. The cost for this course varies due to equipment needs. Approximately $4500 will cover course application, gear rental (if needed), uniforms, books, testing, fingerprints, etc.

The Fire Fighter I/II Certificate is a limited admission program. The application can be downloaded below. This program has limited enrollment and is based on completed applications received during specified periods.

The Fire Fighter I/II Certificate Program is a physically challenging course that includes extensive classroom and practical filed components. To ensure candidates are physically and mentally prepared for the vigor’s of the program, all candidates must successfully pass the Physical Ability Test (PAT) prior to being accepted into the program.

Included in the application fee are three (3) two (2) hour sessions of the Practice Physical Ability Testing (PPAT). The PPAT is not mandatory but, will allow the applicant to be better prepared and become familiar with the components of the PAT (Physical Ability Test). Additional practices sessions can be purchased for $55.00 each. Please refer to the Firefighter I/II Certification Program Instructions and Application for further details and dates of the PPAT.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 239-489-9409

Downloads and Links

Program Contact Information

Program Contact: Mike Jimenez
Academy Coordinator
Phone (239) 289-4100

Program Contact: Linda Welch
Instructional Assistant
Phone (239) 489-9409