About RCA


Recruit Candidate Academy
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RCA office hours:

M,W,F 10 am - 6 pm; T, TH by appointment only.


Map from I-15 to the Fire Science Academy


As of the 2018 Fall Semester, Resident / Non-Resident Tuition and Fees are now $1,900.00 for Module I (ESFF 250A) and $1,900.00 for Module II (ESFF 250B), totaling at $3,800.00 for the semester

Books, Equipment, and Supplies: Approximately $520

History of the RCA

The Recruit Candidate Academy (RCA) at Utah Valley University graduated its first class in April 1998 under the leadership of Gary Noll M.Ed. (USAF Chief, retired). Since that time, more than 77 classes have graduated from the RCA totaling more than 1500 recruit candidates. Since the beginning the RCA has incorporated individual skill-based training into live fire company evolutions. Graduates also certify in four important operational levels of competence. The program is fully accredited and widely recognized in the state and the nation and graduates work not only in Utah, but throughout the U.S.A. and the world. The RCA instructor cadre consists of top fire service professionals in Utah that are typically leaders within their own department. Many instructors have also been RCA graduates at one time and have gained many valuable years of experience in their own departments. Since the early days of the RCA, the fleet of engines and complexity and flexibility of the training ground have grown tremendously. State of the art facilities make the RCA the best experience possible to prepare for an entry level position in the Emergency Services.

IFSAC & Pro Board

Our certifications are both IFSAC and Pro Board accredited



We are fully accredited by the Utah Fire Service Standards & Training Council (UFSSTC) and the Utah Fire and Rescue Academy (UFRA) as of November 12, 2014.

If you are considering any RCA, make sure they are fully accredited by UFSSTC

Meet Our Instructors


Facilities & Equipment