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 Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers

Salary Data

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Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2020 (570)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2020 (570), 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 Leadership Information -

Brian Frank

Geoffrey Brown
Lead Instructor

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 Fire Science Associate in Science (FIRE-AS) degree.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0743020111: Fire Science Technology

Federal CIP Code

43.0201: Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Fire Officer

Admission Rules

Must be a Florida Firefighter.

Graduation Rules

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


FFP 2720 Company Officer 3
FFP 2120 Building Construction for the Fire Service 3
FFP 2740 Fire Service Course Delivery 3
FFP 2810 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy I 3
Total Credits 12

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.