Course Description:

This course provides information on how to design a course, determine course objectives, develop course outlines, select appropriate tests and supporting aids, and coordinate support for the class. The course emphasizes an approach that is oriented toward performance-based local training. Students identify a training need as a pre-course assignment. During class the students will apply course principles to the design of a training package that meets the need for their particular jurisdiction or organization. This course meets objectives of NFPA 1041, Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications Level II.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be recommended to take the Fire Service Instructor II certification examination offered by the Fire Fighter and Emergency Responder Certification Program.


Certified Fire Service Instructor I from the Louisiana Firefighter Certification Program or another agency accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board. Students must be able to pass the practical skills assessment given in order to take the written exam.


The Fire Service Instructor II certification examination is offered by the Firefighter and Emergency Responder Certification Program to the students who successfully complete the course. This is optional and will be given at the conclusion of the course.

There is a separate charge for taking the certification exam; it is not included in the course fees. Details of the certification process and examination material can be found under the certification tab on the main page of the website.

Class Notes:

80% attendance and participation is required in order to successfully complete the course and receive the course completion certificate. Pre-tests and Post-tests may be given to assess the knowledge obtained from the course.

Students are encouraged to bring a laptop and flash drive to the class, although this equipment is not required. More Notes »





*If more than one course price is shown, the first price applies to all Louisiana Municipal Fire Departments who are issued a Fire Department ID from the State Fire Marshal's Office and are supported by the 2% Fire Insurance Fund. The second price applies to all non-Louisiana Municipal Fire Departments including state agencies (in-state and out-of-state), out-of-state fire departments, federal agencies, and the private sector, etc.

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