Common Questions

  1. Since Polk State College does not actually offer the required Fire Science classes, where can I take them? Online? Cost?

    Polk State College does not provide direct instruction for any FFP courses. The student has the flexibility of finding the courses that are best suited for them, this includes online or traditional classes, scheduling, cost, and location.

    Fire Science courses can be taken from a variety of sources including:
    Ridge Technical College
    7700 State Road 544
    Winter Haven, FL 33881
    Phone: 863.419.3060

    If these courses are not currently available at Ridge Technical College, please check with the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training (BFST). They are the State of Florida regulatory pro-board that oversees the training providers. BFST keeps a current list of Fire Science courses that are offered throughout the State of Florida. Often, there are private providers that offer these courses at reduced rates and fully online.