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 18 - December 10, 2021
Phase I: October 18 - November 12
Phase II: November 29 - December 10
Spring: April 18 - June 10, 2022
Phase I: April 18 - May 13
Phase II: Week 1 - May 23 - 27, Week 2 - June 6-10
Fall: October 17 - December 10, 2022
Phase I: October 17 - November 11
Phase II: November 28 - December 9
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, 4th 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".