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Fire Officer IV

(Certificate of Competency)


(Revision Date November 25, 2015)

Overview:  The Division defines a Fire Officer IV as a person having the responsibilities of a DepartmentHead or Chief Officer with significant leadership responsibilities for an organization. The FireOfficer IV may also be referred to as an Executive Fire Officer.

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


Applicants should evaluate their eligibility as set forth in paragraph 69A-37.065(2) (d) F.A.C. and submit Form DFS-K4-2105 “Application for Fire Officer IV Certification” to the Bureau:

  • Applicants using Option A – Direct Program Delivery shall complete Section A and Section B of Form DFS-K4-2105 “Application for Fire Officer IV 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-K4-2105 “Application for Fire Officer III Certification” and attach the completedForm DFS-K4-2109 “Fire Officer IV Portfolio Workbook”.

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

Fire Officer IV Application:  DFS-K4-2105 PDF or DFS-K4-2105 Word

Fire Officer IV Portfolio Workbook: DFS-K4-2109 PDF or DFS-K4-2109 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


Application Fee $30.00
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