On Saturday, September 18, 2021, all TCFP online services will be down for scheduled maintenance. We hope it will only take a few hours but please be prepared for all online applications to be out of service for the entire day.
There are no training providers near me, how can I get fire fighter basic training without moving to a new city?
Basic fire suppression training will be an intensive program that can be done in a classroom or online; however, you will have to show up in person to attend fire fighter skills training. Each training provider determines the schedule, length and cost for their training program.
Each training provider determines the schedule, length and cost for their training program.
The commission does not provide any financial assistance for training. Colleges may have grants and scholarships available for first responder training and some departments may provide cadets with training free of charge; contact the provider for details.
No, however structural fire protection personnel must be:
It depends. You can complete, follow the instructions and submit an application for early review (form TCFP-012) that requires fingerprint-based background check before starting your basic training to make sure you are eligible for certification. The application for early review of eligibility is for certification only. It does not impact admission to a fire service education program.
I finished my training but I won't be able to do the rest of the steps for a year. How long is my training good for?
Your training is valid for two years from date of completion.