Advanced Fire Officer
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.
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
As recommended by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal, the following textbook is required for NIPSTA’s Company Fire Officer Program.
Fire Officer: Principles & Practice, Enhanced 3rd Edition
In order to participate in the forty hour online education portion, all students must purchase a textbook and set up a Navigate2 account so they can be entered into the class.
NIPSTA Students receive a 25% discount on textbooks. Discount coupon available at course "checkout".