Advanced Fire Officer Certificate

Curriculum FIR.AFO.CERT (C444F)

The advanced fire officer is responsible for the administration and supervision of multiple fire companies for fire suppression, hazardous material response, rescue operations and emergency medical services. The certificate is only available for current firefighters certified as a Fire Officer I or a Company Fire Officer, through the Illinois State Fire Marshal. This certificate will give the student the classes needed for certification as an “Advance Fire Officer”, thru the Illinois State Fire Marshal. A passing grade in all classes is required for students to sit for the certification exam through the Illinois State Fire Marshal. (Fall 2018)


At the successful completion of the Advanced Fire Officer Certificate, the graduate will be able to define the roles and responsibilities of an Illinois State Fire Marshal:

  • instructor II;
  • incident safety officer; and
  • advanced fire officer.

Semester One

FIR 206 #Advanced Fire Officer

8 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Semester Two

FIR 196 #Fire Service Instructor II

3 credits

FIR 252 #Incident Safety Officer

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 14

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required for each FIR course.

See FIR course descriptions.

Coordinator: William Justiz, Ext. 3653