NIPSTA’s Fire Service Instructor I program is designed to exceed the requirements outlined by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal “OSFM”. Fire Service Instructor I provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan, using instructional aids and evaluation tools, as defined by NFPA 1041.
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 the program. Visit our OSFM FAQ page for more information.
As recommended by the IL OSFM, the following textbook is required for NIPSTA’s Basic Operations Firefighter course:
Fire Service Instructor, principles & practice, Enhanced 2nd Ed
In order to participate in the online learning portion of this program, and obtain the necessary information to challenge the OSFM test - students must purchase a textbook and set up a Navigate2 account.
NIPSTA Students will receive a 25% discount on Jones & Bartlett textbooks. Discount coupon available at course checkout.