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Executive Chief Fire Officer Program

Application Time Line


The Executive Chief Fire Officer (ECFO) Program is designed to align this professional designation with the conduct, training, education and skills relevant to Chief Fire Officers in today’s fire service.


Following is the time line for those members interested in applying for the ECFO program: 


  • Applicants wishing to apply for the CAFC Chief Fire Office designation (CFO) under the current program must have their application submitted to CAFC no later than April 17, 2017. 

    The application process is simple and is available in both official languages (Download the Application Information and Procedures). Simply click on the links below and answer all of the questions as completely as possible and submit the application form with the $200.00 application fee.

  • Membership in the CAFC is a prerequisite in order to attain the CFO Designation.

  • To be eligible to complete the Chief Officer designation under the current CFO program, the CFO submission must be completed and ready for assessment no later than July 3, 2017.
  • All applications received after April 17, 2017 will be submitted though the new Executive Chief Officer Designation Program (ECFO).
  • Any submissions currently in the CFO program but not completed by July 3, 2017 will be required to resubmit under the new ECFO Program and meet the new criteria.
  •  The new ECFO program is scheduled to be introduced at the CAFC Conference in Vancouver in September 2017

All Chief Officers are encouraged to apply for the CFO Designation.

Fire Chief Phil Lemire
Chair, CFO Council



Click Here to Begin Your Application (English)



Click Here to Begin Your Application (French)


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