NIPSTA's Company 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 a Company 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 independently over four (4) consecutive weeks. There is a mandatory classroom orientation session on the first day of Phase I from 0800 - 1200. All students must attend this orientation session.
Phase II: Eighty (80) hours of campus based lectures, discussions and exercises. Completed over two (2) consecutive weeks.