Move up in your fire safety career
This certificate is designed to incorporate the theory and applications necessary to become a credentialed Fire Officer.
This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
Projected employment for Florida
Projected Job Openings
Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2023 (625)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2023 (625), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
This certificate is designed to incorporate the theory and applications necessary to become a credentialed Fire Officer. Students who complete SPC's Certificate program in Fire Officer Supervisor will have completed courses in preparation for the Certificate of Competency test for Fire Officer I through the Florida State Fire College. Additional requirements outside of this certificate are required for Fire Officer I certification and details are available on the Florida Fire Board of Standards Training website (url:http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/SFM/BFST/default.htm#.VTexC5OMBdM). These courses also apply towards the Public Safety Associate in Science (EAM-AS) degree, Fire Science Subplan.
A minimum grade of "C" in all Support and Major courses.
- the recommended order in which to take the program courses
- suggested course when more than one option exists
- which semester each course is typically offered
- if the course has a prerequisite
- courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
VIEW THE RECOMMENDED ACADEMIC PATHWAY
If you have already started the program,
VIEW THE ARCHIVED ACADEMIC PATHWAYS
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
0743020111 - Fire Officer Supervisor CCC
Federal CIP Code
43.0201 - Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.
Continue your education at SPC
SPC's Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate is part of and transfers to our Associate in Science degree in Fire Science Technology. The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.
Firefighter In-Service Training
St. Petersburg College also offers in-service advanced training for fire professionals at the Fire and Public Safety Training Center and fire stations throughout Pinellas County.
You must be a Florida Firefighter to be admitted to this program.