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Fire Officer IV

November 15

Birmingham Regional Training Center

This course meets executive management level needs. The course is designed to meet the elements of NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2014 Edition. Fire Officer IV will emphasize management of fire protection services to include Human Resource Management, Multi-Agency Emergency Service Delivery with Horizontal/Vertical Communication Requirements and Risk Management. There will be group interactive exercises, which will reinforce class lectures.

* 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 IV will use IFSTA: Chief Officer, 4th Edition.


(IFSAC or Pro Board) Certified Fire Officer III;

Alternative Certification:

Individuals not certified to the Fire Officer III 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 III may be certified as EMS Officer IV.

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


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