Community Risk Specialist (2015)

Community Risk Specialist utilizes NFPA 1035 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, and Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Specialist 2010 to provide the qualifications for State Fire Training's Community Risk Officer Certification. These qualifications are documented in the Community Risk Certification Training Standards (CTS). State Fire Training coordinated the development of the CTS guide, certification and associated curriculum. The Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) and the State Board of Fire Services (SBFS) recommended these standards and qualifications for adoption by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).

Certification Information

Community Risk Specialist is the second certification in the California Community Risk Officer professional certification series. The requirements for this certification can be found in the SFT Procedures Manual. The Community Risk Implementation Plan was developed to provide detailed information regarding how and when the transition to this new certification will go into effect. To apply for this certification, please review and complete the documentation below.

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Task Book Application

Curriculum Information


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