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 with four (4) campus workshops. 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.
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)
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".