ISFSI recognizes the need to establish an opportunity for today’s aspiring, emerging, developing, or practicing fire service instructor, training officer, fire officer and allied training personnel to qualify their professional status.
The ISFSI credential designation is designed to provide instructors a direct pathway to develop and advance as professional educators and will bridge the gap between fire service professional development, the professional credentialing of instructors, and the accreditation of emerging training curriculum's and eLearning platforms and programs.
Successful candidates will have their education, training and experiences validated on a professional platform. The credential authenticates their contributions to the industry and provides employers a tangible recognition of the employee’s professional accomplishments.
Training Officer Credential candidates participate in approximately 20 hours of online professional portfolio design and interactive learning experience in addition to a two day instructor facilitated student driven classroom course.
Credential candidates should expect an intensive pre-course online work load.
This course is eligible for 32 hours of continuing education credits through Columbia Southern University.
The ISFSI Training Officer Credential is valid for three years from the date of issue. Credential holders are contacted based on their credential cycle. An email will be sent a month prior to the expiration date with details on how to register for the online recredential class. To check your credential expiration date, refer to your ISFSI profile. We encourage credential holders to maintain their ISFSI membership as the cost to recredential is $50 for members and $175 for non-members. If you have questions concerning your credential status, contact the ISFSI Program Manger, Suzanne Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.