Notice to Students Regarding Licensing – Fire
Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion.
The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements. http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/certification/basic_certification/basic_certification-overview.asp
Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Fire Supression Certification prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.”
This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense.
Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.
Navarro College Fire Academy is licensed by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Academy serves as a resource for the Texas Fire Service and related organizations by providing professional education in fire fighting through the Continuing Education and Protective Services study areas.
Navarro College conducts a Basic Firefighter Academy that serves municipal fire department needs throughout the State of Texas. Successful completion of the Fire Academy will qualify the student to take the state exam to qualify for certification. Information on Protective Services Testing.
Admission to Fire Academy Requires:
- Acknowledgement of Academy policies
- Medical release
Section A: Medical Conditions
Section B: Job Tasks
Section C: NFPA Required Bunker Gear
Must be picked-up in the Protective Services Office, Waxahachie Campus
See the Navarro College Catalog for degree plans for:
A.A.S. in Fire Science Protection
A.A.S. in Fire Officer
Basic Firefighter Certificate
Fire Officer Certificate
See the Navarro College Catalog for course listings at www.navarrocollege.edu/courses
Hospital Emergency departments
Industrial Health and Safety departments
Public Safety agencies
Continuing Education classes are also offered through the Fire Science Protection Technology Program and including the following:
- Fire Investigator
- Fire Instructor II & III
- Fire Officer II
- Fire Officer III & IV (coming soon)
- Driver Operator Training
FIRE ACADEMY SCHEDULE
August – December
January – May
August – May
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