Fire Inspector class offered online or in-person at Middlesex County College

For the first time, Middlesex County College will be offering its Fire Inspector ICS course in a hybrid format; students will take a portion of the Saturday classes in person at the Edison campus, but will then take the weekday classes online.

“This is a benefit for people with hectic schedules who would like to take some of their classes at home,” said Dr. Lynn Lederer, director of professional and community programs. The course is offered through Middlesex County College in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

The Fire Inspector ICS course is the second of three levels of pre-licensing courses for fire inspectors. Before enrolling, students must be a licensed Fire Inspector RCS, which is a fire inspector with a specialty in residential and small commercial structures.

They may then take the Fire Inspector ICS course, which will allow them to take the Fire Inspector ICS exam. Attaining this license is a prerequisite to the H.H.S. license – Fire protection inspector with a specialty in high-rise and hazardous structures.

The ICS course is based on the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code and the ICC International Building Code. It covers techniques for plan review, materials testing, field inspection, and report writing.

The in-person classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays: Feb. 20, March 12, April 9, 16, 23, 30, and May 7 and 14. The online classes will be Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8, 22, 29, April 5, 12 19, 26, and May 3, 10, 17. In addition, there are four online Saturday classes, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: January 30, Feb. 6, 27, and April 2.

For more information, please visit or call 732-906-2556.

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