Fire Fighter I/II, Certificate

Certificate in Fire Fighter I/II Spring 2020 (January through June)

Certificate in Fire Fighter I/II application acceptance for North Collier Training Center
Prior to applying to the Fire Fighter I/II program you need to apply for admissions to Florida SouthWestern State College and complete all the necessary admission requirements, which includes taking the PERT placement test or being exempt from taking the PERT test.

NOTE: You must be 18 years old to apply.

Application Acceptance Dates & Times

August 26, 2019, to November 15, 2019

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 Program is a physically challenging course that includes extensive classroom and practical field 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). The PPAT sign-up sheet will be emailed to you once you apply to the program.

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

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Program Contact Information

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

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