Fire Department Administrator

Course Hours: 80.0 Hours

Course Description

The Fire Department Administrator course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for chief fire officers to perform administrative, division-level functions of the fire department. Additional topics in this course include dealing with human resources, training, division-level leadership, emergency operations, and community risk reduction. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be tested by Georgia Firefighter’s Standards and Training Council for certification at the level of Fire Officer III.


Students must have successfully completed the Fire Department Management course offered by GPSTC or possess NPQ Pro Board Fire Officer II certification.

Who Should Attend

Battalion Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, Assistant Chiefs, and Fire Chiefs and / or those working toward these positions.

Special Notes

The student will be required to complete an improvement planning project that will coincide with the GFSTC Fire Officer III task book. 

Students must have a working knowledge Microsoft Word platforms and data collection. 

Students will need to provide a personal Laptop with Microsoft Word or compatible software and thumb drive for this course. 

Students will need to bring the following textbook:
IFSTA Chief Officer 4th Edition   ISBN: 978-0-87939-644-2
FDA Student Manual 

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
07/22/2024 08/02/2024 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAA24561 Register
02/17/2025 02/28/2025 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
09/08/2025 09/19/2025 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon