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To be certified as a Fire Service Apparatus and Pump Operator in the State of Florida, an individual must successfully complete 80 hours of basic certification training for Apparatus and Pump Operators, or have received equivalent training in another state, and pass a state written examination. Documentation of training is to be submitted with the required Application for Fire Service Apparatus and Pump Operator Certification Examination (DFS-K4-1457), Personal Inquiry Waiver (DFS-K4-1020), along with all other supporting documents, at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled test date.

Please note, when submitting your application, be sure to include the required processing fee. Please refer to Application and Fee Information Instructions (DFS-K4-1019).

Download PDF Pump Operator Application for all necessary forms.

Click here for Online Course and Dormitory Registration Information 

Please see Testing Schedule for test dates, locations, and application deadline dates.

Two 40-hour courses are required for certification. A description of each course can be found by clicking the course title below. The courses are offered at the Florida State Fire College, Community and Junior Colleges through out the state, and some of the Certified Training Centers.


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