King County Fire Chiefs Training Division

Officer Development Academy Click here to Register for the ODA


The Officer Development Academy (ODA) is offered annually through the KCFCTD. It is designed to equip fire officers and fire officer candidates for positions of leadership and management. ODA classes are developed to meet or exceed the NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications 2009 edition. The KCFCTD strives to provide the best possible instruction by using both nationally renowned and regional instructors known for providing engaging and dynamic training.


The KCFCTD Officer Development Academy was first offered in 1996. From it's inception, the purpose of the academy has been to develop firefighters within the region to fulfill the roles of the Company Officer for today, as well as for the future.


The KCFCTD Officer Development Academy has been accredited by the Washington State Fire Protection Policy Board for providing quality training that meets or exceeds the requirements for NFPA 1021 Fire Officer I & II and NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor I.

IFSAC Certification:

Each year, the KCFCTD hosts IFSAC certified testing for Fire Officer I & II. This is considered part of the Officer Development Academy and is offered to all ODA graduates.


Classes are established in one-week blocks throughout the calendar year. You can choose to attend the entire academy in one year or spread it out to fit your situation. Upon completion of each course, the student will receive a certificate of completion. When the entire academy is completed, an official ODA certificate signed the King County Fire Training Officers' President will be issued.

College Credit:

Students interested in seeking college credit for specific ODA classes can Click Here for more details.


Students seeking reciprocity for same classes completed elsewhere can do so by sending a completed Reciprocity Request Form. Click Here for more details.

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