Virginia Fire Officer Academy



Due to the coronavirus world health crisis, The application period for the 2020 Virginia Fire Officer Academy (VFOA) & Virginia Chief Officer Academy (VCOA) will be extended until March 30, 2020 at close of business. 


Tuition for the VFOA is $445 and tuition for the VCOA is $795.

VFOA Week 1: May 31-June 5, 2020
VFOA Week 2: June 7-12, 2020
 VCOA- June 7-12, 2020
Applicants can only apply to one academy, VFOA or VCOA. Ensure you are submitting your application to the correct form. Additionally, please check all of your calendars (personal, department, etc.) prior to applying to prevent any conflicts.

The applicant must submit the required attachments/documents. Failure to submit these documents will result in the application package being removed from consideration.

1. - Applicant Letter to VFOA Selection Committee
Applicant will write a one-page business letter to the selection committee explaining why they should be accepted into the VFOA. The letter must be at least 300 words and be written on your Department's official letterhead. The letter must be submitted in a PDF format and file formatted as " Applicant Letter - Last Name, First Initial"

2. - Letter of Support from Chief of Department / Department Director
A letter of support from your Fire Chief or Department Director is required to show their support of your attendance and ability to cover associated costs of the program. The letter must be submitted in a PDF format and file formatted as "Letter of Support - Last Name, First Initial"

3. - Resume of Applicant
A professional resume shall be submitted with each application. The file must be submitted in a PDF format and file formatted as "Resume - Last Name, First Initial"

Please complete all sections of the application. Utilize the "back" and "next" buttons on the bottom of each page to navigate this form. You will lose all information entered if you use your browser buttons. Review all sections prior to submission. If you have any questions or issues, please email [email protected] Thanks and good luck!

The 2020 Virginia Fire Officer Academy & Virignia Chief Officer Academy will take place at the University of Richmond.  If you have any problems with your application please email: [email protected]

All alumni of the VFOA are encouraged to check out the facebook page "Virginia Fire Officers Academy Alumni" and "VFCA-Company Officer Section "Official".  You will find all the updates about the VFOA on these pages.  We also would like to see your support by joining the Virginia Fire Chief Associations Company Officer Section.  A portion of the membership fee helps fund training programs offered for company officers.  You also receive all the amenities offered to you as a member of the VFCA.  Join online today.

 This program could not exists without the support of the members and partners of the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association and the Virginia Fire Chiefs Foundation.  You can make a donation to the Virginia Fire Officers Academy through the Foundation either by mail or on line.  All donations are tax deductible. 


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For more information or questions, please email [email protected]

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