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.
Phase I: October 16- November 11, 2022
Phase II: November 28- December 9, 2022
Phase I: April 17 - May 12, 2023
Phase II: May 22 - June 9, 2023
Phase I: October 16 - November 10, 2023
Phase II: November 27 - December 8, 2023