Study Materials

All A.F.O. candidates will need the following materials to study for the multiple-choice examination:

A.F.O. Supplement**

A.F.O. Supplement consists of: 

  • The Airport Finance excerpt from the Certified Member (C.M.) modules
  • FAA Advisory Circular 150/5200-31: Airport Emergency Plan**
  • FAA Advisory Circular150/5210-6: Aircraft Fire Extinguishing Agents**
  • FAA Advisory Circular150/5220-10: Guide Specification for Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Vehicles**
  • FAA Advisory Circular150/5230-4: Aircraft Fuel Storage, Handling, and Dispensing on Airports**
  •  FAA CertAlert for Part 139 04-18: Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) Training Facility Pool Size (Fixed and Mobile) **
  •  FAA CertAlert for Part 139 04-12: Dry Chemical Systems Inspection and Maintenance**

NFPA Standards*

  • NFPA 402: Guide for ARFF Operations, 2013 Edition * (can be viewed for free at
  • NFPA 403: Standard for ARFF Services at Airports, 2014 Edition * (can be viewed for free at
  • NFPA 407: Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing, 2012 Edition * (can be viewed for free at

*Candidates to obtain this resource on-own
**Document included in A.F.O. Supplement 
**A.F.O. Supplement provided to all enrolled candidates electronically at no extra charge 

All candidates, upon enrollment, will be given electronic access to the following materials: 
•AAAE/ARFFWG ARFF Designation Learning Guide
•A.F.O. Supplement