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.


Approved Technical Rescue Sites

Visit the Technical Rescue Site web page for more information.


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.

Look up an ALA

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