This course is designed to meet the needs of entry-level fire and emergency service instructors. The course meets or exceeds the job performance requirements in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4. The target audience for this course includes the Department of Defense (DoD), Industrial Brigade, and/or Municipal personnel.
The Fire Instructor I course provides the tools necessary to obtain certification through the National Professional Qualifications System (Pro Board), the Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP) and/or State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association (SFFMA). The course is formatted around classroom lectures, group activities, and individual presentations.
Pro Board Certification
- You must present photo I.D. before taking written exam.
- Student must successfully complete the required practical assessment and written exam.
You must bring a laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint (or compatible software).
Personal Protective Equipment
- This course requires Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Level 0 as described in the TEEX Student Safety Manual. All students are required to follow this manual at all times.
- You must wear:
- regular work attire for training activities and classroom sessions.
- You may not wear to any class or field activity:
- sleeveless shirts
- open-toed shoes
- You must present a photo I.D. before the written test.
- To receive Pro Board certification, you must successfully complete the required practical assessment and written Pro Board exam.
- To receive SFFMA, TCFP, or Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certifications, you must successfully complete the course final exam to apply for those respective certification(s).
As a part of the course, you will be required to modify a lesson in Microsoft PowerPoint format; therefore it is recommended that you have working knowledge of computers and a familiarity with MS PowerPoint, as well as computer projection equipment. You are required to bring a laptop computer with MS PowerPoint and a thumb drive to class.
TopicsOverview of instructor and student profiles+Introduction to learning theories+Use of instructional materials and media+Maintaining student records and reports+Techniques to communicate effectively+Arranging the learning environment+Overview of legal considerations of education+Group activities and individual presentations
AudienceAll emergency response personnel, including fire prevention, suppression, control and safety personnel.
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Phone: (979) 845-5562 | Tollfree: (866) 878-8900
Note: Some Instructor I course offerings are for specific target audiences and may only provide one certification, such as the DoD with Pro Board and Municipal with TCFP or SFFMA. Be sure to register for the correct class to ensure the required credential is offered.
Annual Fire Training School
If you are attending this course as part of TEEX's Texas Annual Fire Training School taught each March and July, you need to be aware of the following additional information.
- A late fee of $50.00 will be assessed to payments made after the registration deadline for the Texas Annual Fire Training School.
Class Size Limit
- Sunday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. - finished
Contact Texas Annual Fire Training Schools
If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900.
Pro Board Testing Accommodation Information
Accommodations are provided for those candidates who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as disabled.
Candidates seeking special accommodation requests should:
- Submit formal documentation (such as a letter from the doctor or a letter from his/her company's Human Resources Department) to the Certification Office.
- Provide documentation that is dated within the last 5 years.
- Provide documentation to the certification office on or before the first day of class for approval.
If the request is approved, candidates will receive one of the following allowable accommodations:
- A testing room to oneself so the candidate can read the questions out loud to him or herself.
- The test questions may be printed in a larger font (up to 7% larger).
- The test may be copied on off-white paper (i.e., cream colored).
- The candidate may use highlighters or a highlighter sheet.
Any requests for accommodations not listed above must be submitted to the Certification Office 2 weeks prior to the class start date. The request will be reviewed by the certification committee and the candidate will be notified of the decision of the committee.