The Firefighter program is accredited by the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) and courses are designed to meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) professional qualifications requirements for certification. This program provides training focused on developing individual competencies such as beginning and advanced firefighting and hazardous materials handling in a team-based learning environment. Students develop skills that are fundamental to firefighting in preparation for entering the fire service. Certification testing is administered upon completion.

Cost Summary

Program Cost Estimate


Includes: Tuition (@ 360 hours), Fees and Course Materials. Some elective courses may have additional fees and/or materials that are not calculated in this summary.

High School Cost Estimate


Tuition is free for high school students, however there are some fees and materials that they may be responsible for at the beginning or during the program

  • Annual Fee: $40
  • Other Program Fees: $1,542
  • Textbooks/Textbook Bundle: $203
  • Workbook: $27
Certificate Processing Fee


Paid upon program completion

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Application Dates:

Application Open Application Close Physical Assessment Academy Begins
Jun 02, 2023 Oct 27, 2023 Nov 11, 2023 Jan 23, 2024

Admission Requirements

This program is open to qualified high school and adult students.

Students must meet the following requirements:

  • High school students must be in second semester of their senior year and be 18 years old on or before March 1st
  • Adult students must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the placement assessments as noted below
  • Be in good physical and psychological condition for employment requirements
    • Fitness requirement: 1.5 mile run in 16:49 minutes, 20 pushups in one minute, and 30 sit-ups in one minute (this is assessed before the acceptance into the Fire Academy).
    • NOTE: The physical strength and endurance demand associated with training and on-the-job use and operations of current firefighting equipment include lifting, carrying, pulling of objects, climbing, crawling, running, and hoisting. Physical agility requires upper body strength, aerobic conditioning, and flexibility. Students will be exposed to dark rooms, confined spaces, and extreme heat and cold

Students must also submit the following documentation:

  • Davis Tech Safety Information Acknowledgement
  • Current CPR certification. CPR certification must meet the requirements set forth by the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness and must not expire before the end of the program. Acceptable CPR courses are:
    • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (preferred)
    • American Red Cross - Professional Rescuer
    • National Safety Council - CPR & AED

If you have questions regarding the admission requirements, program, or application process, please contact the Health Professions Advisor at 801-593-2362.

All courses must have an in-person skills evaluation completed by an instructor. Online courses will not be accepted. A list of accepted courses is found here.


Placement Assessment Requirements

Transcripts for prior academic learning or assessments (such as college or high school), may waive some or all of the admission requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable in most cases. You may upload documentation in your application under the Assessment section.

Accuplacer Next Generation Reading Score: 237 - 300
Alternate Documentation
— No Math Assessments for this program —
Sample Questions for the Accuplacer Math and Reading Assessments can be found here:
Next Generation Accuplacer READING
  • High school students do not need to complete placement assessments unless specifically required by the program
  • Placement testing is waived for students with a Davis Tech Certificate of Completion at an equivalent level or higher, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited college.

Certifications & Credentials

Davis Technical College Credentials

  • Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion

Available Licensing/Certifications

  • Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) Firefighter I
  • Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) Firefighter II
  • Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) Hazardous Materials - Awareness
  • Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) Hazardous Materials - Basic Operation

Transfer Options

The following academic agreements are available to students in the Firefighter program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.

Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.

This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:


71%Placement Rate

Program Faculty

  • FT Jared Sholly – Lead Faculty / Coordinator
  • Bachelor's degree from Utah Valley University
  • 801-593-2395
  • PT Charlotte Coyle
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT David Olson
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Dirk Playle
  • Diploma
  • PT Kalub Lewis
  • Certificate from Davis Technical College
  • PT Taylor Stoker

*NOTE: Textbook and material costs are based on Davis Tech’s bookstore prices at the time of publication and are subject to change. There are no charges associated with personal data collection and processes or verification of student identity.

**High School Students: High school students are exempt from student tuition. While high school students are not required to purchase textbooks, they are required to purchase personal and consumable learning resources and materials.