9516 / 3785 Chief Officer
This online 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.
Required Course Materials
Purchase, D. J. (2017). Chief officer: Principles and practice (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Textbook not included
Your Course Includes
All modules have combination of reading assignments, discussions, table-top exercises, quizzes,
Each module have rich set of additional resources in PDF as well as video format.
Interaction with Instructor and fellow student all within one place for each Modules.
All students will be expected to pass each course with a minimum of 70%. Failure to achieve a minimum completion score of 70% will result in failure of the course.
Frequently asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
This is a self-paced learning course. The student has 30 days to complete the course after the student has purchased and accessed the course for the first time.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have 30 days from the time you have signed from the time you have signed for this course. After 30 days the course access will be revoked. Work and family issues do occur from time-to-time. The Professor/Instructor will make every reasonable accommodation for the student, but this arrangement is reciprocal.
Can I have face to face interaction with Instructor
No, this is an online self paced course with video demonstration. However, you are free to contact the instructor via our direct messaging system from the member’s area.
Does this course have any certificates?
Yes, the certificates will be available to download in your members area once you have sucessully completed the course.
How many continuing education units (CEUs) will I earn?
This course counts towards Fire Service Instructor, Fire Safety Inspector, and Fire Code Administrator renewal.
Matthew Trent is a dedicated fire service professional who is committed to personal and professional development through educational advancement and motivated planning.