Officer Development Program (ODP)

The IAFC's Officer Development Program (ODP) was designed to prepare officers at various levels for future career advancement while giving them the leadership skills to excel in their current position.

The program was designed to be meet the necessary Job Performance Requirements (JPRs) as outlined in NFPA 1021 and follows leadership standards published in the Officer Development Handbook. Check out the learning objectives for each level of the Officer Development Program below.

Download the ODP flyer (pdf)

Company Officer Leadership Symposium (COLS)

Sponsored by American Military University

The Company Officer Leadership Symposium was designed to meet the specific leadership and training needs of company officers based on their roles and responsibilities.

Learn more about the program and additional IAFC resources for company officers.


ODP Policies for Credit and Transcripts

ODP attendees must attend all sessions/days of the program in order to receive credit. Attendees cannot pick-and-choose between different levels of the program, nor can you complete part of the program one year at one location and finish it at a later date or location.

For example: if you register as ODP-CHIEF II, you must attend all CHIEF II sessions including daily briefings, the General Session, and dedicated expo time.  

FRI attendees are provided the opportunity to print transcripts and certificates onsite. Attendees will also be able to print certificates/transcripts from after FRI.

It is the attendee's responsibility to obtain his/her transcript and ensure it is accurate.

I Learned a Lot

I had a great time and learned a lot from the courses! Honestly I was very surprised due to other conferences that I have been to, I would definitely go again!

– Adam Bowler, Lieutenant, Louisville (CO) Fire Department