Texas Fire Chiefs Academy

Texas Fire Chiefs Academy is a comprehensive training opportunity for current fire chiefs and those who aspire to be fire chiefs. After completing Year 2 training, you’ll earn your Certified Fire Executive “CFE” professional designation. Years 1 & 2 are available at both spring and fall academies.

Attend one or both of the upcoming Texas Fire Chiefs Academies. This Academy is quickly becoming a desired/required credential for fire chief positions throughout the state, as seen in several recent job postings. And your department may qualify for up to $575 of funding that could go toward tuition! Review the Texas Forest Service Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program guidelines. Current chiefs and executive officers are especially encouraged to attend. Graduates of the Academy receive the Certified Fire Executive or CFE professional designation.

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2023 Fall Academy – San Marcos – Registration is now full for year 1 & 2.

Event Details

October 1 - 6, 2023
Year 1 Available
Year 2 limit to 72 people


Breakfast and lunch included Monday through Friday. 

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Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel Conference Center
1001 E. McCarty Lane
San Marcos, TX 78666

Registration Fee - $1,250

Year 1 & 2

Registration is now full and we are no longer accepting people from the waitlist due to the close proximity to the event. Please complete the interest form below to receive notification when the next Fire Chiefs Academy opens.

Interest Form

Hotel Information

Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel Conference Center is now SOLD OUT. We have secured an overflow block at the Holiday Inn Express nearby.

Holiday Inn Express San Marcos
900 Barens Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

CORE Construction logo   EIKON Consulting Group logo Martinez Architects logo Michael Rainey & Associates, Inc. logo
Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be given for written requests received on or before Monday, September 18, 2023. A 50% refund will be issued for written requests received between September 19-24, 2023. No refunds will be issued after September 25, 2023. Cancellations must be received in writing from the original registrant to [email protected]. No cancellations will be taken by phone.

Registrants who do not attend the conference and/or do not contact TFCA via written correspondence during the set window as directed above will be responsible for the full attendee registration fee.

Substitution Policy

Substitute attendees may be named prior to Thursday, September 28, 2023, or during on-site registration. Notification of substitution must be submitted in writing from the original registrant to [email protected]. No substitutions will be taken by phone.