Educational Requirements

It is the responsibility of the member to be aware of the educational requirements of the rank to which the member wishes to be promoted and to have fulfilled those requirements no later than one month prior to the date of promotion.

Failure to have fulfilled these educational requirements as required will prevent the member from being promoted.

The current educational requirements for promotion are as follows:

Ranks Educational Requirements
Fire Marshal 30 College Credits
Lieutenant 60 College Credits
Captain 80 College Credits
Supervising Fire Marshal 90 College Credits
Battalion Chief Bachelors Degree
Deputy Chief Bachelors Degree

Note: Members should review the DCAS website ( for additional information and requirements.