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Fire Officer III

(Certificate of Competency)


(Revision Date November 25, 2015)

Overview:  The Division defines a Fire Officer III as a person having the responsibilities of a Chief Officer.The Fire Officer III may also be referred to as an Administrative Fire Officer.

There are two methods available for a qualified applicant to obtain Fire Officer III certification.Individuals should evaluate their eligibility and utilize one of the following options as set forth inparagraph 69A-37.065(2) (c), F.A.C.


Applicants should evaluate their eligibility as set forth in paragraph 69A-37.065(2) (c) F.A.C. and submit “Application for Fire Officer III Certification” to the Bureau:

  • Applicants using Option A – Direct Program Delivery shall complete Section A and Section B of Form DFS-K4-2104 “Application for Fire Officer III Certification” along with a copy of course completion certificates or official academic transcript that lists required courses.
  • Applicants using Option B – Portfolio Program, shall complete Section A and Section Cof DFS-K4-2104 “Application for Fire Officer III Certification” and attach the completed Form DFS-K4-2108 “Fire Officer III Portfolio Workbook”.

Submit the "Application for Fire Officer III Certification" and all supporting documentation on FCDICE online or by mail:

Fire Officer III Application: DFS-K4-2104 PDF or DFS-K4-2104 Word

Fire Officer III Portfolio Workbook: DFS-K4-2108 PDF or DFS-K4-2108 Word


Fire Officer I, II, III, and IV Program Overview

Fire Officer Certification Requirements

Fire Officer Certification Flowchart


Renewal Required


Renewal Requirements



Not Required

Task Book


Test Required


For testing information, review the PearsonVue Candidate Handbook and PearsonVue Exam Content Outline
Application Fee $30.00
Apply for Examination Log in to FCDICE Student Portal

Applicable towards the following National Accreditation(s):



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