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Chief Officer - 60 Hours

Course Description

This 60 hour course will be a combination of classroom and practical applications.  The course will meet the JPR's of NFPA 1021 Officer III.  The course will present the principles of management theory and its application to the fire service.  The course will cover topics such as communications, professional development, community and intergovernmental relations, human resources, legal issues, strategic planning, public education, budget and financial issues, and emergency management.  This course replaces FFP2780 Fire Department Administration.


Updated March 2023 (Includes the Instructor Guide for "Behavior Health Access: A Departments Approach for the Chief Officer").  This additional module is REQUIRED MATERIAL.


Behavior Health Access: A Departments Approach for the Chief Officer - Instructor Power Point

Additional Information and Instructor Qualifications: 

Florida Statutes (FS)/Florida Administrative Code (FAC)


  • Chief Officer Principles & Practices, 2nd Ed., ISBN# 978-1284038422
  • F.S. 633/FAC 69A - printed by FSFC

Textbook Pricing





This program is part of the following Certification(s)

Applicable CEU's (60 hours)

Fire Code Administrator

Inspector I

Instructor I, II, and III

Course Equivalency Process

(To determine eligibility of courses not listed in your FCDICE Student Account that you want to use towards a certification)

Course Fee

In-State: $150.00

Out-of-State: $375.00

(Prices vary for other providers)

FSFC Schedule and Registration

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