Basic Fire Prevention Officer Certificate

Curriculum Code: FIR.PRV.CERT (C444G)

(Total Program Credits: 6)

A Basic Fire Prevention Officer is a person serving in a fire department or allied health field agency whose primary duties are fire and life safety inspections of a variety of structures, reporting inspection results of fire safety conditions, and performing basic fire prevention education activities.  Students need to be a career service firefighter with Firefighter II or Basic Operation Firefighter certification.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Basic Fire Prevention Officer Certificate, the graduate will be able to define the roles and responsibilities of an Illinois State Fire Marshall:

  • Fire Inspector I; and
  • Public Fire and Life Safety Educator I.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures

Program Map for Full-Time Students

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
FIR 181Fire Inspector I #


FIR 183Public Fire & Life Safety Educator I #


Total Credit Hours:6

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

See FIR course descriptions.

Chairperson: William Justiz, Ext. 3653