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

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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.

Program Summary

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: These courses also apply towards the Public Safety Associate in Science (EAM-AS) degree, Fire Science Subplan.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum grade of "C" in all Support and Major courses.

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • 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)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

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.

Fire Science Technology A.S. Degree

Admission Requirements

You must be a Florida Firefighter to be admitted to this program.