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Public Information Officer

June 24, 2024

Alabama Fire College & Personnel Standards & Education Commission

This course is based on NFPA 1035: Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist, and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications and may lead to Pro Board and IFSAC certifications. This course is designed for the individual who wants to obtain the knowledge and skills to conduct media interviews, prepare news releases, and media advisories.


18 years of age; High school diploma/GED


Instate Cost: 180

Out of State Cost: 360

Required Text:

Public Information Officer Student Manual-online or can be purchased here

Certification Course Syllabus

Practical Exam Materials

Special Equipment:

  • Laptop that can produce documents in Microsoft Office or Adobe PDF