The IAFC's Officer Development Program (ODP) prepares officers at various levels for future career advancement while giving them the leadership skills to excel in their current position.
The program is designed to meet the job performance requirements (JPRs) outlined in NFPA 1021 and follows leadership standards published by the IAFC in the Officer Development Handbook. Check out the learning objectives for each level of the Officer Development Program below.
ODP PowerPoint Overview
Company Officer Leadership Symposium (COLS)
Gain the leadership and management skills to excel in your current position while preparing for future career advancement with a perfect combination of what company officers need and what chief officers expect of you. COLS is a three-level program designed to meet the specific management and training needs of company officers based on their roles and responsibilities.
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 have the opportunity to print transcripts and certificates onsite. Attendees will also be able to print certificates/transcripts from www.iafc.org/friTranscripts after FRI.
It's the attendee's responsibility to obtain his/her transcript and ensure it is accurate.