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Fire Officer III

August 15, 2022

Huntsville Regional Training Center

This course is based on NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 6, 2014 Edition. This course is specialized for the Chief Officer who is ready to advance to the upper management level of his/her department. This course consists of subjects designed to give the officer more knowledge of management and administration so that he/she can make basic evaluations of employee relations and assume a more proactive role in his/her department. This is a projects-based class.

* The Fire Officer series will be updating to NFPA 1021, 2020 edition on January 1, 2022. This will result in a book change to all courses. Fire Officer III will use IFSTA: Chief Officer, 4th Edition.


(Pro Board or IFSAC) Certified Fire Officer II

Alternative Certification:

Individuals not certified to the Fire Officer II level completing equivalent coursework as approved by the Commission are eligible for alternative certification under the following conditions:

Alabama state licensed Emergency Medical Technicians certified as EMS or Rescue Officer II may be certified as EMS Officer III.

Individuals certified as EMS or Rescue Officer II and able to demonstrate particular competence in the area of rescue operations may be certified as Rescue Officer III.


Instate Cost: 265

Out of State Cost: 510

Required Text:

Chief Officer, 3rd Edition (Courses starting after 1/1/22 will use IFSTA: Chief Officer, 4th Edition)

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials

Special Equipment:

  • Laptop with Microsoft Office or equivalent and a USB Thumb Drive with 1GB
  • Ability to connect to exiting Wi-Fi