Advanced Fire Officer Certificate

Curriculum FIR.AFO.CERT (C444F)

(Total Program Credits: 14)

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)


Upon 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.

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

(Fall 2021)

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
FIR 206Advanced Fire Officer #

8 credits

Total Credit Hours:8

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
FIR 196Fire Service Instructor II #

3 credits

FIR 252Incident Safety Officer #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

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

See FIR course descriptions.

Coordinator: William Justiz, Ext. 3653