This course is designed provide the knowledge and skills for successful certification in Fire Instructor 1. The Fire Instructor 1 course satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Chapter 4 and provides the tools necessary to obtain certification through the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).

It is designed around classroom lectures and group interactive exercises to improve your abilities to act as a fire instructor. This includes responsibilities such as instructional resource management, training record completion, and course execution.

Skills taught

  • Course material management
  • Completion of training records & reports
  • Use of lesson plans, AV equipment, and instructional materials
  • Organization
  • Administration and grading of tests


Students that successfully complete the program of instruction and pass a written and hands-on skills evaluation will receive national certification through The National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (The Pro Board).

Prerequisites required for certification



Textbooks required for class will be checked out to the student the first day of class and will be returned prior to receiving their certificate. Textbooks can be purchased with advanced notice.

Required Equipment

For this course, duty uniform or business casual dress is required.


For open enrollment classes, click on the links below. You will be taken to our registration portal where you will register and pay for the course. If there are no courses listed or if your organization would like to talk about a custom course offering please contact us to discuss your needs.

Members of the Wisconsin Fire Service

The Wisconsin Technical College System is the traditional certifying body for Wisconsin civilian fire service members. Prior to enrolling in this course, please check your local technical college for course availability. If your local technical college can’t accommodate your needs, then feel free to sign up with us.

The following classes are available for open enrollment:

– Fire Instructor – Level 1 –

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All fees must be paid prior to the start of the program.

The REACT Center reserves the right to cancel classes not meeting minimum enrollment levels – full refunds will be issued to affected students. Course dates and associated fees are subject to change without notice.

Related Courses


Pro Board Fire Instructor
– Level 2 –


Pro Board Fire Instructor
– Level 3 –