- High school diploma/GED
- (Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Fire Fighter I or Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter
Individuals not certified to the Fire Fighter I or Volunteer Fire Fighter I level completing equivalent coursework as approved by the Commission are eligible for alternative certification under the following conditions:
Alabama State Licensed Emergency Medical Technicians may be certified as EMS Instructor I.
Individuals able to demonstrate particular competence in the area of rescue operations may be certified as Rescue Instructor I.
“As of July 1, 2021, the Fire Instructor I course will change its course name to Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I. Prerequisites requirements will also change. Certification to the alternative certifications of EMS, Rescue and Public Safety Instructor will no longer be available. There is no book or course content change.”
Required Text & Resources
Jones & Bartlett: Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, Principles and Practice, Third Edition
Certification Course Syllabus
Practical Exam Materials
- Laptop with Microsoft Office with PowerPoint or equivalent
- Appropriate attire for final presentation, such as the uniform used by student’s organization