nfpa 1021 online course

Have you heard of the NFPA 1021 Standard? It’s the national standard for fire sprinkler systems, which means it’s important if you have anything to do with the design, installation, inspection, or maintenance of a fire protection system. Do you really want to learn more about it? Then take the NFPA 1021-Online Course over at!

This course is designed for the first-line company officer/supervisor and satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter four “Fire Officer I”. It is designed around classroom lectures and group exercises to improve your abilities to manage a single fire company. This includes responsibilities such as the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP), personnel management and mentoring, and community relations.

Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing. Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) through reciprocityopens in a new tab. In addition, participants can apply for certification through State Firefighter’s and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).


Pro Board Certification Requirements

Participants pursuing Pro Board certification must provide proof of NFPA 1001 Firefighter II and NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I dated prior to the last day of class. The documentation must meet the certification office requirementsopens in a new tab.

TCFP Certification Requirements

TCFP testing is not completed during this course. Participants that would like to earn their TCFP certification can submit their Pro Board certification to the Commission for reciprocityopens in a new tab.

SFFMA Certification Requirements

Participants that successfully complete this course, can submit their TEEX certificate of completion, along with SFFMA certification application, to the SFFMA office for processing.

Course Completion Requirements

Course Attire

For classroom activities, students must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/ long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts). It is preferred that participants wear duty uniform or business casual dress.

Pro Board Certification Testing

Participants are required to provide a photo ID at time of Pro Board testing.

Participants Must Provide

  • Textbook: IFSTA, Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 5th edition*
  • Laptop computer
  • Flash drive

*Be sure review your registration confirmation to determine if the textbook is provided as a part of your class tuition or if you are required to bring it to class

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion and to sit for the Pro Board certification exam.


Prior Knowledge 

It is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of basic computer function, Microsoft PowerPoint and Word applications, and computer projection equipment.


  • Role of the Fire Officer
  • Public Relations
  • Recognizing & Managing Cultural Diversity
  • Safety & Wellness of Fire Personnel
  • Management within Organizational Structure
  • Community Awareness
  • Building Construction
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Fire Officer Responsibilities in Compliance & Accountability
  • Fire Safety Education
  • Functional Leadership
  • Fire Cause Determination
  • Problem Solving
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Strategy & Tactics

Suggested Audience

  • Military and Department of Defense (DoD) Firefighters
  • Municipal Firefighters
  • Industrial Firefighters

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 3.8 IACET CEUs
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Pro Board
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

Annual Fire Training School Information

If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:

Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements

Annual Schools require that you use the online registration system. If you are using a Purchase Order (including H.B. 2604 voucher) please place the number in the PO field for payment. Please know we must have a copy of the PO or voucher within 48 hours of your registration or you will be canceled out of the class.

Students will be able to take the cognitive materials learned over their 8 week session and have instruction on the practical components of the NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Level 1. This practical skill development program offers the student the ability to complete the requirements of the practical components with training from a qualified instructor who will train and mentor the required skills to be ready for the evaluations required for Fire Officer Level 1.

Program Cognitive Length

8 weeks (40 Hours)

Course Description:

The Fire Officer I curriculum identifies the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of a first line supervisor. This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of management and supervision by concentration on such topics as: organizational structure, communication skills, human resource management, public relations, planning, emergency service delivery, and safety.

This course is designed to assist the participants in making the transition from firefighter to company officer. Upon completion of this course the student till be able to explain the role and responsibilities of the company officer. The student will identify and use the four steps of the teaching techniques identified in NFPA 1041. The student will be able to identify the components of the Incident Command System as an emergency management tool and describe the elements of an incident analysis and fire behavior factors. The student will be able to describe the capabilities and limitations of engine and truck company operations. The student will participate in scenarios that related the major tactical functions of the fire department and the need for coordination during tactical operations.

Course Length:

8 weeks (40 Hours)


Firefighter II and Fire Instructor I certified

Accredited Certification Level:

In order to obtain your Fire Officer Level 1 certification, you are required to take your Champions Fire College Certificate of Course Completion and complete a certification exam and skills evaluation as provided by Champions Fire College in accordance with the requirements of your province or state.

Standard Met:

NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

Student Equipment and Course Materials:

• Text – IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 4th edition.
• The textbook is available for on-line purchase from the Champions Fire College Storefront.


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