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Instructor 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry-level professional instructor to perform his or her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2012 edition of NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications. At the end of this course, candidates for Instructor I certification will be able to teach and deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan utilizing instructional aids and evaluation instruments. The Instructor I will also be able to adapt a lesson plan and complete the reporting requirements to the local jurisdiction. This is course is for personnel preparing for a college level fire instructor, Company Officer, or SFT Certified Training Instructor position.

DATES: January 18 – 22, 2021.  Monday through Friday 0800 – 1700 (40 HOURS)

REGISTRATION: Prior to registering, please obtain a student ID number (nine digit number only; you do not need a physical ID card) by applying to Palomar College from the main website ( When we confirm you have the prerequisites, you will be enrolled by Enrollment Services one week prior to the first day of class. You will be sent an email to prompt you to go to your myPalomar account and pay the appropriate fees.

You can skip the Palomar Student orientation as you are taking a Career, Technical, and Extended Education (CTEE) class for professional growth and development

COLLEGE FEES: $115.00 College registration fee (2.5 units), $19.00 Health Fee if this is your first class of the semester.

MATERIAL FEE: $140.00 Collected by Palomar College during registration process for California State Fire Marshal CFSTES class certification.

INSTRUCTORS: Ed Sprague MPA, Retired Deputy Fire Chief, Professor with Palomar College Dave Miller,                                                                              Retired Division Chief, Professor with Palomar College,

LOCATION:              City of San Marcos Fire Training Facility / Palomar College Fire Academy

                                      182 Santar Place, San Marcos CA  92069

                                      Classroom assignment to be determined, follow the signs.


TEXTBOOK:  Please obtain the following book before the first day of class: IFSTA. Fire Service Instructor. 9th IFSTA, 2019.978-0-87939-696-1.  Available through the Palomar College Bookstore or online.

Instructor 1 Registration

  • If you do not have a Palomar Student ID, you may obtain one by applying to Palomar College from the main website,
  • Please check the box below regarding the textbook requirement.