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. 

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2023 Sessions 

Spring Session

Phase I: April 17 - May 12, 2023

Phase II: May 22 - June 9, 2023

Fall Session

Phase I: October 16 - November 10, 2023

Phase II: November 27 - December 8, 2023

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  1. Ken Koerber

    Fire & Technical Rescue Program Director

  1. Course Syllabus
  2. Textbook
  3. Supporting Docs

Advanced Fire Officer