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. 

OSFM Exam: In order to be eligible to take the state exam at the end of this course, students need to be registered no less than 35 days prior to the last day of Phase II. More information on OSFM testing can be found here.

Upcoming SessionsIMG_7302

  • Spring: April 22 - June 14, 2019

    • Phase I (April 22 - May 17)

    • Phase II ( June 3 - June 14)

  • Fall: October 21 - December 13, 2019

    • Phase I (October 21 - November 14)

    • Phase II (December 2 - December 13)

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  1. Ken Koerber

    Fire & Technical Rescue Program Director

  2. Joe Bass

    Assistant Fire Program Manager

  1. Course Syllabus
  2. Textbook
  3. Supporting Docs

Advanced Fire Officer