Professional Licensure

Certified Firefighter

Students are encouraged to reach out to their respective department regarding their enrollment in the program and to explore various professional licensing opportunities.

Alan Jenkins
Department Chair, Fire Programs
919-464-2356 or 252-373-2841
jajenkins2@johnstoncc.edu

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.”  Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

JCC offers Fire Rescue Training courses that are NC IFSAC Accredited courses. These courses are required for IFSAC Certifications from NC OSFM. Students awarded fire/rescue credentials through the North Carolina Department of Insurance: Office State Fire Marshall accredited through International Fire Service Accreditation (IFSAC) or the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications can apply for reciprocity with states indicated as "Yes". 

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Meets State Educational Requirements State of Alabama Fire Marshal's Office P.O. Box 303352
Montgomery, AL 36130-3352
334-241-4166
Alaska Meets State Educational Requirements Alaska Department of Public Safety - Fire and Life Safety 5700 E Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507-1225
907-269-5511
American Samoa Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Department Of Public Safety Fire Division Headquarters Department Of Public Safety Fire Division Headquarters
PagoPago, AS 96799
684-633-5858
Arizona Meets State Educational Requirements Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management 1110 W Washington Street
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-771-1400
Arkansas Meets State Educational Requirements Arkansas Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal's Office One State Police Plaza Drive
Little Rock, AR 72209
870-741-2988
California Meets State Educational Requirements California Office of the State Fire Marshal P.O. Box 94426
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460
916-568-3800
Colorado Meets State Educational Requirements Colorado Division of Fire Prevention Control 690 Kipling Street
Suite 2000
Lakewood, CO 80215
303-239-4600
Connecticut Meets State Educational Requirements Connecticut Office of State Fire Marshal 450 Columbus Boulevard
Suite 1304
Hartford, CT 6103
860-713-5750
Delaware Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Delaware State Office of Fire Marshal 1537 Chestnut Grove Road
Dover, DE 19904-1544
302-739-5665
Florida Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Florida Division of State Fire Marshal 200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0322
352-369-2800
Georgia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner 2 Martin Luther King Jr Drive
West Tower, Suite 702
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-2070
Guam Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Guam Fire Department 595 South Marine Drive
Tamuning, GU 96913
671-642-3311
Hawaii Meets State Educational Requirements State of Hawaii, State Fire Council 636 South Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-723-7176
Idaho Meets State Educational Requirements Idaho Department of Insurance - State Fire Marshal P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0043
208-334-4250
Illinois Meets State Educational Requirements Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal - Matt Perez, State Fire Marshal 1035 Stevenson Drive
Springfield, IL 32703
217-785-0969
Indiana Meets State Educational Requirements Indiana Division of Fire and Building Safety 302 W Washington Street
Suite W246
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-2222
Iowa Meets State Educational Requirements Iowa State Fire Marshal 215 E 7th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-725-6145
Kansas Meets State Educational Requirements Kansas Office of the State Fire Marshal 800 SW Jackson Street
Suite 104
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-3401
Kentucky Meets State Educational Requirements Kentucky State Fire Marshal 500 Mero Street
First Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-573-0382
Louisiana Meets State Educational Requirements Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal 8181 Independence Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 7086
225-925-4911
Maine Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Maine Department of Public Safety - Office of State Fire Marshal 52 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0052
207-626-3870
Maryland Meets State Educational Requirements Maryland State Fire Marshal 1201 Reistertown Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
410-653-4200
Massachusetts Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Massachusetts Department of Fire Services (DFS) P.O. Box 51025
Springfield, MA 1151
978-567-3100
Michigan Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs - State Fire Marshal P.O. Box 30700
Lansing, MI 48909
517-281-7192
Minnesota Meets State Educational Requirements Minnesota Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal 445 Minnesota Street
Suite 145
St Paul, MN 55101-5145
651-201-7200
Mississippi Meets State Educational Requirements Mississippi State Fire Marshal s Office 660 North Street
Suite 100-B
Jackson, MS 39202
601-359-1061
Missouri Meets State Educational Requirements Missouri Department of Public Safety - Office of the State Fire Marshal 205 Jefferson Street
13th Floor
Jefferson, MO 65101-4421
573-751-2930
Montana Meets State Educational Requirements Montana State Fire Marshals Office and Fire Prevention P.O. Box 201417
Helena, MT 59620-1417
406-444-2050
Nebraska Meets State Educational Requirements Nebraska State Fire Marshal 246 South 14th Street
Suite 1
Lincoln, NE 68508-1804
402-471-2027
Nevada Meets State Educational Requirements Nevada Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal 107 Jacobsen Way
Carson City, NV 89701
775-684-7500
New Hampshire Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Hampshire Division of Fire Safety 33 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 3305
603-223-4289
New Jersey Meets State Educational Requirements State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs - New Jersey Division of Fire Safety P.O. Box 809
Trenton, NJ 8625
609-633-6106
New Mexico Meets State Educational Requirements New Mexico Public Regulation Commission - State Fire Marshal P.O. Box 1269
Santa Fe, NM 87504
575-835-7500
New York Meets State Educational Requirements New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control 1220 Washington Avenue
Building 7A Floor 2
Albany, NY 12226
518-474-6746
North Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal
Office of State Fire Marshal
1202 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1201
800-634-7854
North Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements North Dakota Fire Marshal - Office of Attorney General P.O. Box 1054
Bismarck, ND 58502-1054
701-328-5555
Northern Mariana Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Safety - Fire Division P.O. Box 00791
Saipan, MP 96950
670-664-9140
Ohio Meets State Educational Requirements Ohio Department of Commerce - Division Of State Fire Marshal 8895 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
614-752-8200
Oklahoma Meets State Educational Requirements Oklahoma Office of the State Fire Marshal 2401 NW 23rd Street
Suite 4
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
405-522-5005
Oregon Meets State Educational Requirements Oregon State Police - Office of State Fire Marshal Division 3565 Trelsted Avenue SE
Salem, OR 97317
503-373-1540
Pennsylvania Meets State Educational Requirements Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner (OSFC) 1150 Riverside Drive
Lewistown, PA 17044
717-651-2201
Puerto Rico Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Cuerpo de Bomberos de Puerto Rico (Fire Department) Guayanilla Fire Department
Calle Conceptcion #23
Guayannilla, PR 00656-1711
787-835-2330
Rhode Island Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements State of Rhode Island Office of State Fire Marshal 560 Jefferson Boulevard
Warwick, RI 2886
501-889-5555
South Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (LLR) - Office of State Fire Marshal 141 Monticello Trail
Columbia, SC 29203
503-896-9800
South Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements South Dakota Department of Public Safety - State Fire Marshal 221 South Central Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-3562
Tennessee Meets State Educational Requirements Tennessee Department of Commerce Insurance - Fire Prevention / State Fire Marshal s Office 2161 Unionville-Deason Road
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
931-294-4140
Texas Meets State Educational Requirements Texas Department of Insurance - State Fire Marshal P.O. Box 12030
Austin, TX 78711-0230
512-676-6800
Utah Meets State Educational Requirements Utah Department of Public Safety - Fire Marshal 410 West 9800 South Suite 372
Sandy, UT 84070
801-256-2390
Vermont Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Vermont Department of Public Safety - Division of Fire Safety 1311 US Route 302 Suite 600
Barre, VT 5641
502-479-7561
Virgin Islands Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Virgin Islands Fire and Rescue Service P.O. Box 999
Road Town, VI 1110
284-468-4182
Virginia Meets State Educational Requirements Virginia Department of Fire Programs - State Fire Marshal s Office 1005 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059-4500
804-371-0220
Washington Meets State Educational Requirements Washington State Patrol - State Fire Marshal s Office P.O. Box 42642
Olympia, WA 95804-2642
425-563-3000
Washington DC Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department 2000 14th Street NW
5th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
202-673-3320
West Virginia Meets State Educational Requirements West Virginia Fire Commission - Office of the State Fire Marshal 1207 Quarrier Street
2nd Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
304-558-2191
Wisconsin Meets State Educational Requirements State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Fire Department Safety Health Division 4822 Madison Yards Way
Madison, WI 53705
920-492-5605
Wyoming Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Wyoming Department of Fire Prevention and Electrical Safety 320 W 25th Street
3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-5475