Instructor 3 utilizes NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications (2012) to provide the qualifications for State Fire Training's Instructor 3 Certification. These qualifications are documented in the Instructor 3 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).
Instructor 3 is the third certification in the California Instructor professional certification series. The requirements for this certification can be found in the SFT Procedures Manual. The Instructor 3 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.