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Effective May 5th, 2017, all Fire and Rescue students are required to sign in with an NCID to access Student Fire & Rescue Commission/Training Transcripts and Certifications, and to Register for Qualification Regional Registration. Please go to OSFM 24 for directions and links to log in to this system.

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Certification and Training - NC Fire and Rescue Instructor Certification

Mandatory 2018 Instructor Upgrade Course

The North Carolina Fire and Rescue Commission is requiring that all Qualified Instructors take the 2018 Instructor Upgrade Course by December 31, 2018.  The 2018 Instructor Upgrade Course is Mandatory for all QUALIFIED instructors.  A qualified instructor is a person that has successfully completed an Instructor 1 or 2 class and has qualified in a certification subject area. The 2018 Instructor Upgrade Course is four hours long and will inform existing instructors about current policies and procedures as well as the changes in the Instructor Program that will be effective January 1, 2019.  Any qualified instructor that fails to attend the full four-hour upgrade class will lose all qualifications, and be set back to a certified instructor. 

This Upgrade Course will also provide the Proctor Qualification at the end of the Upgrade Session. You must be a Level 2 Instructor to Qualify as a Proctor. Effective January 1, 2019, Proctors will be required to administer the written certification exam after each certification course is delivered. The Proctor must be different from the Instructor(s) that delivers the Certification Course.

If an Instructor completes the Instructor Indoctrination Course between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018 they will receive credit for the 2018 Instructor Upgrade and will not be required to take the 2018 Instructor Upgrade Course.

The schedule is posted under the Fire and Rescue Training Schedule at the link listed below:

Please note you must register with the contact listed for each course either by email or phone.

If you have any questions please contact Jessica Lashbrook Jessica.lashbrook@ncdoi.gov  Devin Cockrell devin.cockrell@ncdoi.gov  or Monna Gillespie Monna.Gillespie@ncdoi.gov or by phone at 919-647-0000.

Traffic Incident Management (TIMS)

Course Description

NOTE: TIMS is not a certification. TIMS is required for all certifications. (with the exception of Chief 101.)

FIP 7000 Traffic Incident Management Recommended Hours - 4

This course is designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal: responder safety; safe, quick clearance from incidents; and prompt, reliable, interoperable communications. This course will familiarize fire and rescue personnel with the purpose of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2) and National TIM (Traffic Incident Management) Responder Training Program and how it relates specifically to North Carolina. Participants will learn to recognize and identify the dangers encountered by emergency responders working in or near traffic.

Course management details:

Credit for TIMS must come from the Delivery Agencies via FIP 7000

The NC Fire and Rescue Commission TIMS program (FIP 7000) will be the only TIMS course that will be accepted. TIMS FIP 7000 must be taught by a Fire and Rescue Instructor Level 2 who is qualified to teach Technical Rescuer, Fire Fighter or Driver Operator certification programs. (NCDOT, NFA, etc. programs will not be accepted.)

No prior credit or will be accepted.

Course content will be available via the OSFM website.

TIMS "will not" be delivered via on-line or hybrid delivery.

NC Fire Instructor Certification Program

ISNT I - Fire Instructor I (FIP 3806)

  • Firefighter Level II, FLSE, Rescuer, or Driver operator certified for 3 years
  • Have a High School Education or GED
  • 21 years of age

INST II – Fire Instructor II (FIP 3807)

  • Fire Instructor I certified

Qualification Areas for Instructor I and II

Subject Specific Requirements Qualification Areas for Instructor II

Re-qualification Option for Instructor II –

Qualified Instructors must requalify in subject areas accredited by IFSAC and/or Pro Board every five (5) years or as the standard is revised. Qualified Instructors, who lose their qualification due to missing one of these mandatory re-qualifications, may become re-qualified by the following options:

  1. Qualifications delivered through Qualification School – the Instructor must register and successfully complete the qualification requirement which includes meeting any applicable pre-requisites and passing the job knowledge exam with a passing grade of 80%, and any additional requirements set forth by Qualification School testing.
  2. Qualifications delivered by Field Testing – the Instructor must register with the Field Service Supervisor and successfully complete the classroom portion and defined qualification requirements. The Field Service Supervisor will define these requirements as they are course specific. Any defined qualification requirements will include, but are not limited to, meeting any applicable pre- requisites and passing the job knowledge exam with a passing grade of 80%. This option can only be utilized within the first two (2) years following a subject’s revision date.
  3. If #2 is not applicable, then the Instructor must successfully complete the entire qualification process to reacquire any lost qualification.
Course Name FIP # R
INSTRUCTOR I & II
Instructor Level I 3806 26
Instructor Level II 3807 38
Instructor Level I & II Combo 3808* 64