Officer Development Program ODP LDCS: Company Officer III

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LDCS-Company Officer III

Columbia Southern University has partnered with the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) to offer the Leadership Development Certification Series (LDCS) Company Officer III as a module of the IAFC’s Officer Development Program (ODP).

Through a structured professional development process, ODP-LDCS Company Officer III students will examine critical areas such as general operations; administration; community risk reduction; and community and government relations.

Participants not only enhance their leadership skills, decision-making abilities, and strategic expertise, but also earn continuing education units (CEUs) to validate their commitment to professional development. Upon completion of LDCS-Company Officer III with a passing grade of 70% or higher on the certification exam, students receive a certification through the IAFC. Students who complete this course will be eligible to receive 1.2 continuing education units or one undergraduate college credit hour that can be applied to any degree program at CSU.

The ODP Leadership Development Symposium Series (LDCS) represents a groundbreaking advancement in the field of fire service education. This program sets a new standard with competency-based minimum requirements, showcasing the IAFC's and CSU’s unwavering commitment to elevating training and education in the profession.

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