Executive Fire Officer Thesis M5105

This is an NFA Online mediated Executive Fire Officer Program course taught by an instructor with multiple students. Lessons, activities and communication are taught asynchronously through NFA Online, allowing students to complete course work on their own time. Assignment completions have assigned timeframes and all course participants are expected to connect with each other and the instructor.
Curriculum: Executive Fire Officer Program
Training Specialist

John Carnegis

Delivery type
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
There is not an American Council on Education credit recommendation for this course.

This course is a multiple year on-line mediated course for students enrolled in the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP). This course will provide EFOP students with guidance in developing and submitting their EFOP thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the U.S. Fire Administration/National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Certificate.

The course content provides feedback and graded evaluation of defined elements of the EFOP thesis.

Additionally, the course includes continuous student engagement through professional reflection activities, personal development plan monitoring, and cohort communication.

Selection criteria

Acceptance into the EFOP is required.


Must be currently accepted into the EFOP and enrolled in EFOP courses M5101 - Executive Leadership Introduction to EFO and Research Design and R5201 - Exercise of Executive Leadership: Self.

Post-course requirements

Submission of completed EFOP thesis prior to attendance in the final EFOP course R5204 - Integrating Executive Leadership for Self, Organization, and Community.