Craig earns coveted fire service designation


Last updated 5/5/2023 at 5:07pm

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Deputy Chief Tim Craig

Deputy Chief Tim Craig, of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, has successfully completed the process that awards the professional designation of "Chief Training Officer" (CTO). The Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) met on April 4 to confer the designation. Chief Craig becomes one of only 214 CTOs worldwide.

The designation program is a voluntary program designed to recognize individuals who demonstrate their excellence in seven measured components, including experience, education, professional development, professional contributions, association membership, community involvement, and technical competence. In addition, all applicants are required to identify a future professional development plan.

The CTO designation program uses a comprehensive peer review model to evaluate candidates seeking the credential. The Commission on Professional Credentialing awards the designation only after an individual successfully meets all the organization's stringent criteria.

Achieving this designation signifies Chief Craig's career commitment to the fire and emergency services. This is Chief Craig's second professional designation. He received the designation of "Chief Fire Officer" in June of 2022.

This professional designation is valid for three years. Maintaining the designation requires recipients to show continued growth in the areas of professional development, professional contributions, active association membership, and community involvement, as well as adhere to a strict code of professional conduct.


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