Fire Instructor Certification – Hybrid Online/Face-to-Face format

Online Coursework: 
April 18 - May 15
(done at your own pace with weekly assignment deadlines)

May 16-19, 2022
8:00 am–5:00 pm
Optional Test Dates:
May 18 at 5:00 pm or May 19 at 8:00 am

Description
For qualified firefighters who wish to complete their instructor certification with a combination of concentrated class work and online learning.

You will learn the principles of adult learning, communication, instructional methods, lesson plan development, assessment, NFPA 1403 Awareness, and all other components of the ODPS Instructor Course core curriculum. 

Special Requirements
Candidates must hold a valid certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under section 4765.55 of the Ohio Revised Code; in the preceding seven years, have at least five years of experience as a certified firefighter; pass (80%) the written Firefighter Knowledge examination approved by the Ohio Department of Public Safety/Division of EMS Executive Director (OAC 4765-21-02). Firefighter II exam results (80% or better and taken within the past 12 months) may substitute for the fire knowledge exam (call for more information). Please schedule the exam at least 14 days prior to the start of the class. 

The online section of this class is flexible, but you must meet assignment deadlines each week. 
https://training.fema.gov/nims/

Please bring laptop for in-class portion (PC preferred)

Required Textbook

Purchase and bring IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Instructor (9th edition - 2019). Publisher: Fire Protection Publications.  

Self-study guide is optional, but recommended.

Lead Instructors
Daniel Podlogar, Asst. Chief, Lawrence Twp. FD (retired) and
                           Captain, Massilon FD
     Mark Stewart, Chief, Lawrence Twp. FD

Fee
$565

Additional study materials suggested not required:
Fire & Emergency Services Instructor, 8th Edition Exam Prep Plus App

Fire Instructor ap

Prepare for your certification exams while on the go! Exam Prep Plus is a portable, interactive version of our print Exam Prep product and contains 511 questions. Create a custom exam by choosing any of the first 14 chapters covered in the Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, 8th Edition manual. 

Disclaimer: exam prep ap uses the latest  8th Edition version but we still use the 9th Edition text.

Updated: 12/10/2021 03:29PM