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Executive Fire Officer Program (four-year program students)

As an EFO Program student, you are enhancing your professional development through a series of four graduate and upper-division-baccalaureate equivalent courses taken over a four-year period. Each course is two weeks in length. You must complete an Applied Research Project (ARP) that relates to your organization within six months after the completion of each of the four courses.

About the EFO Program

Applied Research Projects and Outstanding Research Award papers
Selection criteria
EFO Program handbook Effective April 2018, PDF ~ 400 KB

NETC Library resources


EFO Program Symposium: date TBD

The Executive Fire Officer Symposium scheduled for April 16-19, 2020 has been postponed. With many of our fire and emergency medical services leadership managing events at home, we felt it was in the best interest of all to reschedule this event.

Postponing the symposium allows first responders and EFO graduates to focus on their community's well-being and aligns with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for large events and mass gatherings.

Symposium questions?

Please contact the EFO Help Desk.

EFO Program Help Desk

800-238-3358, ext. 1176

The EFO Program Help Desk voice mailbox may be used to leave messages concerning:

  • An Applied Research Project.
  • Graduate certificates.
  • Graduate Symposium information.

Please leave your name, a telephone number where you can be reached, and a brief explanation of your need. Calls are returned in the order received between 3-4 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

You may also email a question to the Help Desk.