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Firefighter Certifications
(from IFSAC or ProBoard accredited agencies)

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation varies based on the course(s) completed; individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered nontraditional transfer credit.

Eligibility:

Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing one of the following programs:

  • Associate of Science in Fire Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Fire Science Management

Guidelines:

  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they have earned firefighter certification(s) from an IFSAC or ProBoard accredited agency within the effective dates and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student earned firefighter certification(s) from an IFSAC or ProBoard accredited agency within the effective dates after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their firefighter certificate(s) for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Students must send in a copy of their firefighter certificate(s) with an IFSAC or ProBoard seal along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

DoD Certificate or
ProBoard/IFSAC Accredited
Certificate
NFPA Standard
#
Effective
Dates
APUS Transfer Credit
Recommendation
APUS SH
Fire Fighter I10011/1/2008
to
Present
FSMT102 - Fire Behavior and
     Combustion
3 SH
Fire Fighter II10011/1/2008
to
Present
FSMT210 - Fundamentals of Fire
     Protection
3 SH
Driver/Operator Pumper10021/1/2009
to
Present
FSMT289 - Fire Protection
     Hydraulics and Water Supply
3 SH
Driver/Operator Aerial10021/1/2009
to
Present
Elective Credit2 SH
Driver/Operator
     Tiller
10021/1/2009
to
Present
Elective Credit1 SH
Driver/Operator ARFF10021/1/2009
to
Present
Elective Credit2 SH
Driver/Operator Mobile
     Water Supply
10021/1/2009
to
Present
Elective Credit2 SH
Airport Fire Fighter10031/1/2010
to
Present
Elective Credit2 SH
Rope10061/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit1 SH
Confined Space10061/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit1 SH
Trench10061/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit1 SH
Structural Collapse10061/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit3 SH
Vehicle Machinery10061/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit3 SH
Rescue Technician
     (Ch 3,4,6,7)
10061/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit  same as
     Rope+Confined Space+Vehicle
     Machinery
or Rescue
     Technician I
5 SH
Rescue Technician
     (Ch 8, 9)
10061/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit  same as
     Trench+Structural
     Collapse
or Rescue Technician II
4 SH
Rescue Technician I10061/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit  same as
     Rope+Confined Space+Vehicle
     Machinery
or Rescue
     Technician (Ch 3,4,6,7)
5 SH
Rescue Technician II10061/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit  same as
     Trench+Structural Collapse
or
     Rescue Technician (Ch 8, 9)
4 SH
Fire Officer I10211/1/2009
to
Present
EDMG230 - Emergency and
     Disaster Incident Command
3 SH
Fire Officer II10211/1/2009
to
Present

OMNI399* - omnibus transfer credit
     toward:
          
BS Fire Science Management
           MAJOR requirements

3 SH
Fire Officer III10211/1/2009
to
Present
FSMT362 - Fire Administration and
     Finance
3 SH
Fire Officer IV10211/1/2009
to
Present
FSMT321 - Community Fire
     Mitigation and Protection
3 SH
Fire Inspector I10311/1/2009
to
Present
FSMT188 - Fire Prevention3 SH
Fire Inspector II10311/1/2009
to
Present
FSMT201 - Fire Protection Systems3 SH
Fire Inspector III10311/1/2009
to
Present
FSMT287 - Fire Protection in
     Building Construction
3 SH
Fire Instructor I10411/1/2007
to
Present
Elective Credit2 SH
Fire Instructor II10411/1/2007
to
Present
Elective Credit2 SH
Fire Instructor III10411/1/2007
to
Present
Elective Credit1 SH
Wildland Fire Fighter I10511/1/2007
to
Present
No Transfer Credit Awarded0 SH
Wildland Fire Fighter II10511/1/2007
to
Present
No Transfer Credit Awarded0 SH
Public Telecommunicator I10611/1/2007
to
Present
Elective Credit1 SH
Public Telecommunicator II10611/1/2007
to
Present
Elective Credit1 SH
HazMat Awareness4721/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit2 SH
HazMat Operations4721/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit2 SH
HazMat Technician4721/1/2008
to
Present
EDMG240 - Chemistry of Hazardous
     Materials
3 SH
HazMat Incident Commander4721/1/2008
to
Present
EDMG330 - Managerial Issues in
     Hazardous Materials
3 SH
HazMat Branch Officer4721/1/2008
to
Present
Elective Credit1 SH
 
*
Omnibus credit is transfer credit which applies to a student's specific area of study within their Major/Concentration requirements, but for which APUS does not offer an equivalent course. Students for whom this credit does not directly apply may have the same number of semester hours applied as Elective credit depending on their specific program requirements.
 


Please note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.