FTO Basic Online

New! Remote learning is now available for FTO Basic course

Our FTO Basic Online course is a remote-learning experience. That is, each participant spends the full three days of this course engaged via the web from a remote location. This synchronous environment means you will interact in real time with the entire class.

You may participate from home, work, or someplace else, as your agency prefers. You may also work in small groups sharing one screen in a space similar to a conference room.

Work on your own

Work in small groups

The current pandemic has required us to include this format. Through distance-learning, we can respect social distancing and restrictions on gatherings and still get you trained. Please be assured you will receive the same instruction and course content you would have if this were a traditional classroom experience.

For complete information on course content, view the FTO Basic course description page.

View current course schedule.

Frequently asked questions about FTO Basic Online

Q: What will I need in order to participate?
You will need internet access and a computer with a camera, microphone, and speakers.

Q: Will I receive the same certification as I would in a traditional classroom?
Yes. This is the same course as our classroom version—same objectives, activities, assessments, and the same amount of time. You will receive the same CEUs and the same certificate of successful completion as our classroom attendees.

Q: I understand how this works for an individual attendee, but how big can the group be that shares a space?
A group in one meeting room can be anywhere from two to six people in number.

Q: Do I attend this online training during a work shift?
You should consider attending this course to be a duty assignment, just as if you attended a classroom version. Class starts every day at 8:30AM and concludes by 4:30PM. You are expected to be present for instruction all day, except for breaks and lunch, of course. Bottom line is that you cannot attend this remote-learning course and handle calls for service at the same time.