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Elevate Your Leadership Skills with ODP - Leadership Development Certification Series Online Courses

Columbia Southern State University

The International Association of Fire Chiefs, in collaboration with Columbia Southern University, is happy to announce that the first series of online courses for Company Officers I – II – III is now available!

At the heart of this collaboration is the newly developed ODP - Leadership Development Certification Series. This cutting-edge program is meticulously crafted to cultivate visionary leaders capable of navigating the challenges of the modern fire service. The series integrates IAFC's industry expertise with CSU's renowned educational background, offering a multidimensional approach that combines academia's best practices with real-world experience.

  • Flexible Learning Options: Choose from 100% online or a hybrid of online and onsite courses.
  • Exclusive Benefits: Students who complete this course will be eligible to receive 1.3 continuing education units or one undergraduate college credit hour that can be applied to any degree program at CSU. Each course consists of eight (8) units, all of which must be completed, followed by passing an online examination with a minimum score of 70%.

Flexible and Comprehensive Training

Courses are delivered online and onsite at IAFC Fire-Rescue International (FRI) and through IAFC division and state regional delivery programs. Each program can be completed 100% online or through a combination of online and onsite course completion after the successful completion of an online examination. Students can continue to build their leadership skills, decision-making abilities, and strategic expertise, while also receiving continuing education units to validate their professional development efforts.

The LDCS Company Officer Level consists of three courses. These courses can be taken separately from earning the LDCS certificate for CEU credit. Completion of the entire Company Officer Series is equivalent to three academic credit hours.

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Transformative Partnership

Columbia Southern University is a proud partner of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, serving as its official Officer Development Program educational partner. IAFC members who register for this series may save $100 in tuition by using code “IAFC” during registration.

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