Fire Continuing Education

GTCC offers Con Ed certification and non-certification classes in Fire and Rescue subjects to members of North Carolina fire departments and rescue squads. These classes are available at a variety of locations and at our training facility (ERTC) located on the Jamestown Campus.

NC Firefighter I-II, NC Driver/Operator, Haz Mat Level One Responder, and Technical Rescuer classes are normally conducted on an annual basis.

Class schedules shown on this website and the Guilford Fire Training website are subject to change due to attendance, weather, and unforeseen circumstances. For this reason, please contact the Fire Con/Ed Coordinator prior to any class listed in order to confirm the dates/times.


Frequently Asked Questions

Registration is normally completed during the first night in class.

To qualify you must be fire/rescue personnel affiliated with a fire department or rescue squad.

Financial aid is not available for continuing education courses.

Turn-out gear is not provided and must be supplied by your fire department if needed for a class.

Fire Con/Ed classes are for fire /rescue personnel who are already members of a NC fire department or rescue squad. Most of these classes are offered at night and on weekends. These classes may be offered at Guilford County fire stations or at the ERTC at the Jamestown Campus.

The Fire Academy is for people new to the fire service who wish to obtain their basic fire/rescue/haz mat certifications quickly in an 8 am – 5 pm weekday format. In the Fire Academy, you may be either new firefighters or have no affiliation with a fire department.

Junior Firefighters (members of a NC Fire Department between the ages of 16-18) may take Fire Con/Ed classes with written permission from their high school principal EXCEPT for classes involving live fire evolutions/situations. However, 16/17-year-olds can NOT take Flashover Simulator or Fire Control classes. A letter from your high school principal must be provided to the Fire Con Ed Coordinator EACH semester stating that you have permission to take Fire/Rescue classes at GTCC. This letter must be written on official school letterhead and signed by the principal.

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Wait 90 days after you have finished the class. The actual test grades are not transmitted to Raleigh until the first week of the month following the test. It then takes OSFM up to two weeks to check the Community Colleges information site to retrieve the grades, and then, the record is entered onto the actual transcript. All in all, this process can take up to 90 days after you take the test. Once the 90-day limit is reached, contact the Fire Con Ed Director to investigate if there is a problem.

Contact the Fire Con. Ed. Director with the following information and he/she will look into the matter:

  • Your name
  • Your birth date
  • The last 4 digits of your SS#
  • Subject of the class taken
  • Date(s) of the class taken
  • Location of the class taken

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Contact the Fire Con Ed coordinator. Check the ERTC calendar or Ad Astra to see in advance who has the various resources reserved.

Check the Fire Academy page or contact the Fire Academy Coordinator at 336-334-4822 ext.50194.

Yes. If all classes at GTCC are canceled due to inclement weather, then all con/ed classes conducted away from campus are canceled also.