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NIPSTA Fire Academy

The NIPSTA Fire Academy is the only program of its kind.  It satisfies the requirements of the State of Illinois Basic Firefighter Certification and fulfills the year-round needs of fire departments and fire protection districts.  The nine-week curriculum not only meets, but also exceeds, OSFM learning objectives.  All training is accomplished on the 20-acre NIPSTA Campus, which offers several indoor and outdoor training props.

The nine-week curriculum will be delivered Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  There will also be occasion for evening activities.

Academy Tuition

$3,995 per student

NIPSTA Members - $3,495

(nine weeks of training)

Closed Campus

Students in the Fire Academy are required to remain on the NIPSTA Campus throughout each day of training, which is located in Glenview, Illinois.  Daily meal service is not provided, but preparation facilities will be made available.


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NIPSTA welcomes on-site visits by departments that sponsor students at the Fire Academy.  Opportunities are available for officers to observe training exercises and interact with students and instructors.  Furthermore, frequent reports will be provided to departments as a means of monitoring student progress and proficiency.

Registration Process

Capacity:  The number of candidates in each quarterly session will not exceed 30 persons.  This will ensure safety and efficiency in training for students and instructors alike.

Confirmation:  A request for registration in the Academy will be confirmed by NIPSTA only upon receipt of the tuition fee payment in full.  For NIPSTA Members, however, an approved purchase order will confirm a request for registration, pending receipt of payment in full.

Roster:  Confirmed registrations will be added to the Academy roster in the chronological order in which payments are received.  A maximum of 30 candidates will be enrolled; all others will be assigned to a waiting list and added to the roster at a later date if there is a cancellation.

Substitution:  After payment is received by NIPSTA, a fire department/district may substitute for a confirmed candidate for any reason.

Cancellation:  After payment is received by NIPSTA, a fire department/district may cancel a confirmed candidate prior to the start of the academy at any time for any reason.  This will result in a refund of 50% of the tuition fee paid (75% for NIPSTA Members). 

Upon receipt of payment of the tuition fee, NIPSTA will confirm your registration request via a subsequent notice of acceptance in the Academy.

Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy
2300 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: 847-998-8090 • Fax: 847-998-8091

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