Basic Fire Prevention Officer Certificate

Curriculum 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.


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.

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 181Fire Inspector I #

3 credits

FIR 183Public Fire & Life Safety Educator I #

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