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Safety Officer

(Certificate of Competency)


(Revision Date February 15, 2015)

Overview: Division of the State Fire Marshal (Division) has established the Safety Officer Program. This isan advanced training and certification program designed for individuals having health and safetyresponsibilities. This program is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1521,Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer. This program is intended to prepare individuals forservice as fire department Health and Safety Officers and Incident Safety Officers. This is avoluntary program.

To be eligible to receive a Safety Officer Certificate of Competency, the applicant shall:

  • Possess an active Firefighter Certificate of Compliance issued by the Division or have metthe curriculum requirements for Firefighter Part I as defined in subsection 69A-37.055(1),F.A.C.; and
  • Possess an active Fire Officer Certification issued by the Division; and
  • Possess a Incident Safety Officer Certificate of Completion issued by the Division; and
  • Possess a Health and Safety Officer Certificate of Completion issued by the Division; and
  • Pass the Safety Officer state examination with a score of 70% or higher.

Submit the required “Application for Safety Officer Certificate of Competency,” on FCDICE online or Form by mail with all supporting documentation and fees:

Application for Safety Officer Form DFS-K4-2142 PDF or DFS-K4-2142 Word


(Effective July 1, 2013, certification courses must appear on student's Course History at or submit for course equivalency)

Required Curriculum for Incident Safety Officer Certificate of Completion:

Required Curriculum for Health and Safety Officer Certificate of Completion:

Additional Information for certification:

Florida Statutes (FS)/Florida Administrative Code (FAC)

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

(4-Yr. Renewal Fee $15.00)

Apply for Examination Log in to FCDICE Student Portal

Applicable towards the following National Accreditation(s):

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