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Program Details

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.


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

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges