Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Certificate in Fire and Emergency Services Management is offered through a primarily online format. This program is delivered through the university’s College of Design, Construction, and Planning, and administered under the M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction. There is currently a critical need for fire and emergency services leaders with professional knowledge and skills. This course of study attempts to answer this call by offering a diverse and thorough curriculum to individuals who wish to gain that top-notch education and work in this important field.

The coursework of this undergraduate level certificate program consists of five courses, or 15 credit hours. All courses are delivered through an online format, and the only locational requirement is that final examinations must either be taken at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala, or proctored locally. Some of the course topics that are covered in this program’s curriculum include Principles in 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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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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.


    Locational - Finals may be taken at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala, or proctored locally.

    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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