Advanced Fire Officer

Course Description

NIPSTA’s Advanced Fire Officer program is designed to exceed the requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal ("OSFM"), and provides students with the knowledge and skills to perform as an Advanced Fire Officer, as defined by NFPA 1021. This program is presented in two (2) phases and must be taken consecutively:

  • Phase I: Forty (40) hours of online education, completed over four (4) consecutive weeks. 

  • Phase II: Eighty (80) hours of campus based lectures, discussions and exercises. Completed over two (2) consecutive weeks. 

Upcoming SessionsDSC_5968 (1)

  • Fall: October 19 - December 11, 2020

    • Phase I (October 19 - November 13)

    • Phase II (November 30 - December 11)

  • Spring: April 19 - June 11, 2021

    • Phase I: April 19 - May 14

    • Phase II: Week 1 - May 24 - 28, Week 2 - June 7 - 11

  • Fall: October 18 - December 10, 2021

    • Phase I: October 18 - November 12

    • Phase II: November 29 - December 10

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  1. Ken Koerber

    Fire & Technical Rescue Program Director

  2. Joe Bass

    Fire Program Manager

  1. Course Syllabus
  2. Textbook
  3. Supporting Docs

Advanced Fire Officer