In order for the Commission to determine
if a training is equivalent to a required training offered by the Tennessee
Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy, all training programs seeking such
determination of equivalency must submit:
an outline of the training to be used; and either
2. a correlation of the program to the
applicable NFPA standards; or
correlation of the program to the class offered by the Tennessee Fire Service
and Codes Enforcement Academy.
(b) A department may use a previously
approved training program on file with the Commission as long as the program
meets or exceeds the current Commission-adopted NFPA standard and is approved
by the Commission.
To sit for certification testing, each individual must submit documentation of
proof of completion of the prerequisites for the appropriate level of
(a) An applicant must have
satisfied the requirements of T.C.A. §
4-24-112 to challenge a
Certificates of course completion do not constitute certification.
(c) Certification as Fire Fighter I shall be
considered proof of a fire fighter's completion of a minimum sixteen (16) hours
of initial training and basic and live fire training requirement.
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
filed December 14, 2009; effective March 14, 2010. Repeal and new rule filed
October 27, 2014; effective 1/27/2015.
Authority: T.C.A. §§