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. 

2021 SessionsDSC_5968 (1)

Fall: October 18 - December 10, 2021

  • Phase I: October 18 - November 12

  • Phase II: November 29 - December 10

2022 Sessions

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

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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