Accredited Academies

There are two levels of Accredited Academies; Accredited Regional Training Programs (ARTP) and Accredited Local Academies (ALA). An Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP) is defined as a partnership between an accredited community college or university and the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) to deliver approved State Fire Training (SFT) curriculum within a given region. An Accredited Local Academy (ALA) is defined as a partnership between a fire agency serving a specific authority having jurisdiction and Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) to deliver approved State Fire Training (SFT) curriculum within a given region.


Accreditation/Re-accreditation

For a detailed summary of the accreditation and re-accreditation process for ARTP's & ALA's please refer to the SFT Procedures Manual.

A complete accreditation application package includes:


Hybrid/Online Course Offerings

For those who are interested in delivering courses online or hybrid, the following forms need to be included in your accreditation/re-accreditation application package:


Certification Examination

For more information regarding the certification examination or Lead/Skills Evaluator registration, visit the Evaluator Resources web page.


List of Accredited Academies

Find an ARTP or ALA from the list of accredited academies below:

ARTP

An Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP), is defined as a partnership between an accredited community college or university and the OSFM to deliver approved SFT curriculum regionally.

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ALA

An Accredited Local Academy (ALA), serving a specific authority having jurisdiction is defined as: A single fire agency, which provides training for in-house personnel only, and which actively provides state, municipal, county, or fire district fire protection services.

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