Certification Testing

 

BC3 offers the following certifications

  • Driver/Operator - Pumper - by individual appointment or group testing
  • Evaluator Workshop
  • Fire Fighter I & II
  • Fire Instructor I - part of the BC3 Educational Methodology for Local Level Instructors course
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness - by individual appointment or group testing
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Mission Specific - Technical Decontamination
  • Mission Specific - Mass Decontamination & Victim Recovery
  • Mission Specific - Air Monitoring

Additional certifications may be available based on request.

Group Testing:

BC3 Offers Open Testing – These certifications are open for public enrollment. The candidate must meet the prerequisites of the certification they are testing for.

BC3 Offers Closed Testing – These certifications are for a specific fire department or organization and its members. The organization controls how many candidates that can attend the certification. The organization must pay for a minimum of 15 candidates. BC3 offers various prep classes for certifications. All candidates must meet the prerequisites of the certification they are testing for.

Registration For The Fire Service Professional Certification

Please Note: The original application and paperwork must be either dropped off in person or mailed. No email, fax, or electronic submissions will be accepted.

  1. Prerequisite certifications should be copied, everything else needs to be original.
  2. Go to the OSFC website and download the relative PSFA Certification Application
  3. Submit typed applications to:

Butler County Community College
Attention: Public Safety Training Facility, Certification
107 College Dr.
Butler, PA 16002

All completed paperwork must be submitted by the test registration deadline

Certification Registration Options


Butler County Active Firefighters:

Fees are covered under Cranberry Township Community Chest Scholarship. Due to this, Butler County Firefighters cannot register online.
There are two registration options:

  1. Download, fill out and email the Candidate Registration Form (PDF) to tina.odonnel@bc3.edu.
  2. Contact Tina O’Donnel, email: tina.odonnel@bc3.edu or  phone: (724)287-8711 Ext. 8358.

Non-Butler County Active Firefighters:

There are three registration options:

  1. Register Online for State Certification Testing.
  2. Download, fill out and email the Candidate Registration Form (PDF) to tina.odonnel@bc3.edu.
  3. Contact Tina O’Donnel, email: tina.odonnelbc3.edu or  phone: (724)287-8711 Ext. 8358.


Prep Certification Classes

BC3 offers various prep classes for certifications, contact Kevin Smith  for more details.

Example of Certification Prep Classes:


Scholarship Opportunities

Through the Cranberry Township Community Chest, Scholarship opportunities are available for Active Butler County Firefighters for all certifications.  Please view Certification Registration Options for more details.


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