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Hosting a F2T 101 Fitness Principles and Practice Course
With the support of their local IAFF affiliate, any department can serve as a host site.
In order to host an F2T 101 Fitness Principles and Practice Course, departments must complete the pre-approval process. To assist in this process, we have created several documents to act as guides and checklists. A checklist summarizing all pre-approval requirements can be found by clicking the link HERE.
The pre-approval process consists of 6 components, each of which is detailed below. Only 5 of these components need to be submitted as part of the pre-approval process – the draft service contract is to be shared with your departmental legal team PRIOR to submitting your application to allow adequate time for them to review and request changes.
- Download the draft service contract and share it with your departmental legal team to review. This does NOT need to be submitted with the pre-approval package, but should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org once the review is complete as it is part of the hosting process and will eventually need to signed by all parties. The draft contract can be found HERE.
- Read and agree to adhere to the IAFF’s COVID-19 Guidelines. More information can be found in the COVID-19 section below.
- Complete and submit the F2T 101 Course Request Form.
- Meet the minimum hosting department site requirements. For more details, click the link HERE.
- Choose your top five course dates from the course calendar displayed below.
- Gather the documentation required if your department is applying for an equipment exemption. For more details, click the link HERE.
Once all documentation has been reviewed and approved, you will be contacted with a proposed course date and associated invoice. A $10,000 USD deposit is required in order to secure your course date. Once approved, your status as an eligible host will remain valid for 1 calendar year.
Once you have gathered all necessary documentation, click the button below to begin your pre-approval process.
To learn more about the F2T 101 Fitness Principles and Practice Course, click the link HERE.
The IAFF will, at minimum, follow the COVID-19 guidelines and requirements of the jurisdiction and properties where an F2T 101 course is held.
In hosting an F2T 101 course, host departments agree to adhere to all relevant COVID-19 guidelines and requirements of the jurisdiction and properties where the course is to be held. The host department also recognizes that COVID-19 guidelines are subject to change without notice, and that the IAFF reserves the right to change these requirements at any point prior to, or during the delivery of an F2T 101 course.
The base cost of an in-person F2T 101 course is $24,975 USD and includes instruction for up to 25 people. Additional students up to 35 are $999 USD per student.
Once a course date has been proposed, potential hosts will have 30 days to pay a $10,000 USD deposit to secure their date. The remaining balance must be paid in full by the first day of the exam period associated with their course. Any unpaid fees will result in participants being unable to receive their exam results and PFT certificates.
*Additional fees and adjustments to this payment schedule may apply outside of the Continental United States and Canada and to orders with additional equipment purchases*
The base cost of an in-person F2T 101 course includes a $5,000 USD equipment package (taxes and shipping are paid by the IAFF). The equipment package contains the minimum equipment required to run a F2T 101 course and is designed to be easily dividable between 3 stations, allowing all 3 to be outfitted with exercise equipment upon conclusion of the course. Details about the equipment package can be found HERE.
Departments that already possess exercise equipment may apply for an equipment exemption. If a host’s equipment meets the necessary requirements, they may be eligible to be exempt from purchasing certain equipment and have their total course fee reduced by the cost of that equipment. Details about the equipment exemption process can be found HERE.
Departments are also able to purchase additional exercise equipment and add it onto their equipment package. Departments will be responsible for paying the base cost of the item plus associated taxes and shipping (this will be added onto the total course fee). Details about purchasing additional equipment can be found HERE.
Available Course Dates (Current as of November 4, 2022)
All courses run 4 consecutive days, Monday to Thursday.
NOTE – Historically, courses have required a minimum lead time of 3 months to account for equipment delivery, participant registration, payment confirmation etc. Please consider this when planning for and choosing your preferred dates
October 10-13, 2022 March 6-9, 2023 July 10-13, 2023
October 24-27, 2022 March 20-23, 2023 July 24-27, 2023
November 7-10, 2022 April 3-6, 2023 August 7-10, 2023
November 14-17, 2022 April 17-20, 2023 August 21-24, 2023 December 12-15, 2022 May 1-4, 2023
January 16-19, 2023 May 15-18, 2023
Jan 30 – Feb 2, 2023 June 5-8, 2023
February 20-23, 2023 June 19-22, 2023