cHAPTER #4 EDUCATION
Call (413) 592-6273 to inquire about having education provided at your facility
1) The licensee must obtain 30 hours of credits within their renewal period of five (5) years. One required class is a review of “Chapter 146/522 CMR.”
2) It is the student’s responsibility to make sure a class is not repeated in that five (5) year period.
3) All class fees for Fireman and Engineer Continuing Education Classes must be paid in full, one (1) week prior to the start of the class or a late fee will be charged. Instructors will not accept any type of payment the day of the class
4) Late Fee: $10 (member) / $20 (non-member)
5) Depending on seat availability, walk-ins will be allowed to take the class and will be charged a late fee. Before certificate of attendance is given to walk-ins, the class fee and late fee must be paid to N.A.P.E. MA #4 through the National Office.
6) To receive member rates for classes, dues must be paid in full upon registration for classes.
7) Reminder for members with a Special to Operate License: the State of MA only requires you to have six (6) hours of Continuing Education. Three (3) of those hours must be C hapter 146/522 CMR.
30 HOUR CERTIFICATES
If you have completed your 30 hours of Continuing Education and your license is soon to be renewed, don’t forget that the Department of Fire Services requires only one (1) 30 hour certificate mailed with your renewal fee. To receive a 30 hour certificate, hand in your continuing education certificates equaling 30 hours (Chapter 146/522 CMR must be one of the certificates and no duplicate certificates) to the National Office. They will then create a 30 hour certificate for you and have it signed by Anthony, the Chapter President. Once the certificate has been signed, they will make a copy of the certificate and give you both the copy and the original certificate. Please keep the copy of this certificate in your personal file, just in case something happens, you have a copy. Please give the office adequate time to produce your 30 hour certificate to ensure your license will not become inactive.