Austin Community College Fire Academy is an intensive semester-long program that includes classroom and hands-on instruction to give you the skills you need to become a certified firefighter in Texas.

The Fire Academy is authorized by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) to provide all required Basic Firefighter training. Upon successful completion, graduates receive a Firefighter Level 1 Certificate from ACC, and are eligible to take the TCFP Basic Fire Suppression certification exam to become certified firefighters.

The certificate program is rigorous but rewarding. Classes are held Monday-Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m, for 17 weeks. Required physical training classes meet twice a week, usually from 6:00 – 7:15 AM. Daily attendance is MANDATORY, as the TCFP requires that students attend a minimum of 468 hours of training.

The ACC Fire Protection Technology staff and faculty are proud of our graduates and the contribution that they make to our communities. We look forward to seeing you in our next group of cadets.