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Weather Cancellations or Delays:


The evening session of the Introduction to Hydrogen Fueling, Vehicles, Stations and NFPA 2 scheduled for 6 PM Wednesday, December 14th at the South District Fire Department has been cancelled.  This evening class will be rescheduled in January 2017 based on the availability of the facility and the instructor.


The morning presentation in East Hartford will remain unchanged and will start at the normal start time of 9:00 AM.


We apologize for any inconvenience this class cancellation and rescheduling may have caused.



The Unsafe Structures and Vacant Buildings career development class originally scheduled for Saturday, November 5th has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2016 from 9AM to Noon at the Plumbers and Piperfitters Local 777 located at 450 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT.


Career Development Schedule for 2017:
The Office of Education and Data Management (OEDM) announces the Spring 2017 Career Development schedule.  Based on the majority of positive responses to last semester's no registration procedure, OEDM will continue this practice.
Pre-Certification Training Program:
The Office of Education and Data Management is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Pre-Certification Training Program.  The Fire Investigation Module is scheduled for February 22 – April 5, 2017, and the Fire Code Inspector Module is scheduled for April 12 – June 28, 2017. 
When applying for Fire Marshal certification, you must provide documentation that you meet the minimum standard of qualification as established in CGS 29-298 (a).  If this documentation is not included with your application, or if the form is not completely filled out, your application will not be considered for a space in the class. 
Application deadline is December 21, 2016.  Letters of acceptance will be mailed on January 16, 2017.


Fall 2016 Career Development:

The OEDM Fall 2016 Career Development Schedule is now available.

Please note that there is no registration required for Career Development programs this semester. All career development classes will be held on a first-come, first served walk-in basis. We are holding classes in larger facilities in an effort to give everyone a seat.

After you have attended a session, you will receive a feedback survey in which we be asking for your reaction to this new procedure.


OEDM is now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 Pre-Licensure Program.  Classes will run from September 6th to May 11th. The deadline for application is August 2nd, 2016.  Please be aware that incomplete applications will NOT be processed. 

Download Pre-Licensure Application


About Us

The Office of Education and Data Management (OEDM) is responsible for training and accrediting Building and Fire Code Officials, as well as providing code-related instruction to individuals in the allied trade professions and managing the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) for Connecticut. Professional trainers work closely with members of the Office of State Fire Marshal and Office of the State Building Inspector to develop and teach training curricula that is timely and relevant.

Individuals who wish to become licensed Building Inspectors or certified Fire Officials must pass qualifying examinations.  These exams are developed and administered through the OEDM Testing Unit.   Prior to admittance to an exam, preparatory training programs are offered in both content areas.  These programs run from 18 days to 60 days in length, depending on the accreditation desired.


Once licensure or certification is achieved, Building and Fire Officials are required by statute to earn continuing education credits to maintain accreditation. OEDM, in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal, State Building Inspector and Joint Training Council, develops annual training calendars based on new codes and high-priority topics.  Officials register for classes through OEDM’s administrative arm.

Our office tracks pre-accreditation training, credentialing criteria, continuing education credits, and conference registrations, and manages NFIRS and Burn Injury Reporting for all 256 fire jurisdictions in the state and all reporting health care providers. We also collect the Code Training and Education fees assessed on local building permits.

Contact Information

Department of Administrative Services
Office of Education and Data Management
450 Columbus Blvd – Suite 1306
Hartford CT 06103

Phone: (860) 713-5522
FAX: (860) 920-3093

Email: oedm@ct.gov

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