George Mason University’s English Department has partnered with The Center for Public Safety Excellence® to develop an advanced technical writing program specifically for the fire and emergency service industry. This six-course program addresses both foundations of technical writing and technical writing in organizations.

This program has been developed in collaboration with The Center for Public Safety Excellence®. 


Offered entirely online in a 6 week series - Fire service professionals can register for courses in Writing Fundamentals, Plain Language, Oral Presentation, Fundamentals of Grammar and Editing, Principles of Proposal Writing, and Communication in Organizations through Mason’s Continuing and Professional Education department. Courses are structured for participants to attend at their own pace.

Participants may choose to register for individual courses, or for the full certificate program. Certificate program completers will also earn a digital badge.

To earn the Advanced Technical Writing Certificate and Digital Badge, all six courses must be completed.  

Designed For

This program is designed for a variety of fire service personnel. This includes all levels of a contemporary fire department, from fire fighter through chief fire officers as well as courses focused on company officers through chief fire officers.


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