Firefighter Recruit Entry Level Academy

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The Firefighter Recruit Academy offers two paths to firefighter certification. 

  • The traditional face-to-face academy is a 12-week program of intense classroom and physical training with hands-on training held at Brayton Fire Training Field. 
  • The 10-week online academy allows scheduling flexibility through online training, which is followed by a 3-week boot camp at Brayton Fire Training Field. 

Successful candidates: 

  • Excel academically 
  • Demonstrate exceptional teamwork and leadership skills 
  • Establish professional behavior
  • Perform strenuous physical work 

Upon completion, cadets are eligible to earn IFSAC and Pro Board Certifications in: 

  • Firefighter I 
  • Firefighter II 
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Hazardous Materials Operations

Our programs meet or exceed the requirements in most states and countries for preparation and/or certification of municipal firefighters. Please check with the fire certification agency in the area where you intend to seek employment to learn what qualifications are required.

Have a question about the academy? Recruit Academy FAQs

Traditional Face-to-Face Academy

**PLEASE NOTE** that electrionic registration is not available for the traditional academy. You must complete a registration packet and submit all required documents by mail. 

Traditional Academy Class Dates & Tuition Information

Blended Academy

Blended Academy Class Dates, Tuition & Registration Information

Unique Partnerships


Receive college credit for the TEEX Recruit Academy (traditional or online) through unique partnerships between TEEX, Blinn College, and Texas A&M University San Antonio. You are eligible to apply for financial aid by enrolling in the Blinn College Fire Science Technology Degree program.

Safety First

All students participating in training at TEEX Brayton Fire Training Field are required to follow all guidelines in the Student Safety Manual for the fire field.


Funding Options DHS/FEMA Veterans Benefits GSA
Delivery Types Online Face-to-Face Blended

Online Recruit Academy

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NFPA 1001 Firefighter I & II


Traditional Recruit Academy

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Fire Training Academy


Custom Training Information

If you have a special training need, contact us to create a class to your specifications.

Online Firefighter Recruit Academy

Jason  Loyd

Training Manager

Phone: (979) 862-6490

Traditional Firefighter Recruit Academy

David Rosier

Training Manager

Phone: (979) 458-0021

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