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PLEASE NOTE: Only continuing education approved by the certificate holder’s fire chief or the program director of a chartered fire training program can be used to meet firefighter, fire safety inspector or instructor certification renewal requirements. It is the certificate holder’s responsibility to confirm applicability prior to attendance.

The following exceptions apply only to renewal of a firefighter certificate:

  1. Ohio residents unaffiliated with an Ohio fire department – An applicant who resides in Ohio, but who is not affiliated with an Ohio fire department, may complete continuing education through the following:
    • Training approved by the applicant’s fire chief (if affiliated with a fire department in another state or military);
    • Continuing education courses approved by a program director of a chartered program; and/or
    • Fire service training received by any other entity approved by the executive director, including but not limited to the National Fire Academy, Fire Department Instructors Conference, Fire-Rescue International or National Domestic Preparedness Consortium.
  2. Non-Ohio residents unaffiliated with an Ohio fire department – An applicant who does not reside in Ohio and who is not affiliated with an Ohio fire department may complete continuing education through the following:
    • Training approved by the applicant’s fire chief (if affiliated with a fire department in another state or military);
    • Training from a fire training institution approved by the licensing agency in another state; and/or
    • Fire service training received by any other entity approved by the executive director, including but not limited to the National Fire Academy, Fire Department Instructors Conference, Fire-Rescue International or National Domestic Preparedness Consortium.

Certificate holders should contact the Fire Education section to confirm applicability of CE.

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