Firefighting Steps to Apply

Steps to Apply

The Florida Public Safety Institute offers training to become a firefighter, among other public safety careers. The following will help guide new students through the admissions process.

Apply for Admission

  1. Apply for admission to TCC using our online application
  2. After you submit you will receive a confirmation page with your TCC Identification number, email address and password. Keep this page for your records as you will need this information to log in to TCC Passport and access your TCC email.
  3. If you were not able to upload your residency documents at the time of application, please remember to provide copies of the residency documents (e.g., driver’s license, vehicle registration, voter’s registration card) that reflect an issue date of at least one year prior to the first day of class for the semester you plan to attend to the Office of Admissions and Records. 

Take the TABE Test

All enrolled students who do not possess an AS or AA degree or higher must take and pass the TABE Full Battery Level (A) with a score of 10th grade level or higher in reading, language and math.

The TABE Test is administered every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. (excluding holidays).

Location: Workforce Development Building #38—2nd Floor.

Applicants MUST register and pay for the exam prior to the date of the test. The cost for this exam is $25.

Contact Workforce Development at (850) 201-8760 to schedule an appointment to take the TABE test.

Submit a Recruit Application​

Download a Recruit Application and complete the enclosed checklist. Be sure to include all listed needed documents or your application will not be processed. The seven year driving history can be picked up at DHSMV.

Return the completed application, along with non-refundable check or money order payable to Tallahassee Community College for $50.00, to the Fire Academy Office located at:

Florida Public Safety Institute
Attention: Fire Coordinator
75 College Drive
Suite 203
Havana, FL 32333

After Submitting an Application

Do not obtain a medical examination until you have been accepted into the academy and attended the mandatory Fire Academy Orientation.

Once the application has been completed and turned in, you will be contacted and advised of the Orientation time and date.

​If you have not already started, begin an exercise program that builds stamina and flexibility and work to improve areas you may be weak in for your upcoming academy training.

Questions? Contact us at (850) 201-8555 or email ar@tcc.fl.edu, or stop by the Admissions Office located on the second floor of the Student Union. 

For more information, contact the Fire Academy Coordinator at (850) 558-4366.