Program Overview

The University of Florida’s (UF) Executive EMS Officer Certificate program is a course of study that is conveniently delivered through a primarily online format. This undergraduate level certificate is made possible through the university’s College of Design, Construction, and Planning and administered under the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction. The field of fire and emergency services requires leaders with professional knowledge and skills. Individuals who choose to pursue this certificate from UF may obtain a quality education, along with all of the skills necessary to have a career in this important field.

The Executive EMS Officer Certificate’s curriculum consists of four courses, making up 15 credit hours, which are available to all individuals who wish to focus on a particular skill or knowledge area in fire and emergency services. The four courses that students will take through this program span the topics of Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Management, Management of Fire Prevention Programs, Fire and Emergency Services Public Policy and Administration, and Fire and Emergency Services Integrated Operations. All of these courses are taken online, and the only on-site requirement associated with this program is that final examinations must be taken on-site at UF’s Gainesville Campus, the Florida State Fire College in Ocala, or proctored locally.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    To register you must have a related Associated degree from an accredited college and appropriate supervisory experience.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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