NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III

FOP300 – 45.00 Hours


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DetailsFire Officer III (NFPA 1021)
08/26/24 – 08/30/24 Flower Mound, TX FP FOP300 65 $460.00 Register
DetailsFire Officer III (NFPA 1021)
10/21/24 – 10/25/24 Cibolo, TX FP FOP300 66 $460.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This course meets the needs of fire executive management and satisfies the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter six “Fire Officer 3”.  The course is designed around classroom lectures and group interactive exercises to improve your abilities to manage a fire service organization. The course emphasizes community/government relations, model planning, budgeting, human resources, trends and support organizations, and emergency service delivery. The course includes a written project that requires you to develop a strategic plan.

Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and project based testing.  Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) reciprocity.

Pricing Information: Employees or members of a Fire Department or Agency that is a political subdivision of, or component thereof, the State of Texas are eligible to receive tuition credit from TEEX based on subsidized funding from the State of Texas for this class. 

Cost: $460.00 per student for Texas Firefighters, departments or agencies 

Standard Cost: $920.00 per student Non-Texas Municipal or State Firefighter

Registration Information: For regional open enrollment classes, a minimum of 15 students must be registered no less than 21 days prior to the start date of class. If the minimum enrollment requirement is not met, the class will be cancelled. 


Pro Board Certification Requirements  

Participants pursuing Pro Board certification must provide proof of NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II dated prior to the last day of class. The documentation must meet the certification office requirements.

TCFP Certification Requirements 

TCFP testing is not completed during this course. Participants that would like to earn their TCFP certification can submit their Pro Board certification to the Commission for reciprocity.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire

For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/ long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts). It is preferred that participants wear duty uniform or business casual dress.

Pro Board Certification Testing

Participants are required to provide a photo ID at time of Pro Board testing.

Participants Must Provide 

  • IFSTA Chief Officer 4th edition 
  • laptop computer
  • flash drive
  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines
  • students should bring the following required documents from their department

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Introduction and Orientation
  • Community and Government Relations
  • model and Long-Range Planning
  • Working with Budgets
  • Managing Personnel and Human Resources
  • Safety Programs and Risk Management
  • Trends and Support Organizations
  • Inspection and Investigation Programs
  • Soliciting and Awarding Bids

Suggested Audience

Individuals aspiring to be chief officers of either of these types of departments:

  • Military and Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Municipal

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)