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Fire Service Instructor II

Fire Service Instructor II provides the up to date information required to meet the modern job performance requirements as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1041. (Standard for Fire Service Instructor Qualifications)

Who can enroll in the course?

Prerequisite: Fire Science 2255 or consent of instructor, but to be certified student must meet requirements listed below. Firefighter III or Advanced Technician Certification, Instructor I Certification and have 5 Years Fire Suppression Experience

Are there National and State Certifications?

Fire Service Instructor II meets or exceeds the requirements for certification of the Illinois Fire Marshal, Office (OSFM) of Personnel Standards and Education and the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1041 Fire Service Instructor qualifications.

To be certified as a Fire Service Instructor II in the State of Illinois, you must be on a fire department, be a certified Firefighter III or Advanced Technician Certification, Instructor I Certification and 5 Years Fire Suppression Experience. If you do not live in Illinois, check with the authority having jurisdiction in your state about the requirements for certification.

Structure of the course

This course is delivered online. Computer knowledge, access to a computer, having an internet service provider (such as AOL, MSN, etc), and knowing how to operate a computer are necessary to link to this course and do web searches. Communications will be asynchronous and interacting with your fellow students will greatly enhance your learning experience. Students taking this course will have diverse knowledge and ideas should be shared. Course content will be broken into units and assignments will be due at the end of each unit. A schedule will be supplied when the student signs online to the course.

How do I enroll?

Students meeting the requirements can enroll by calling the College of DuPage at (630) 942-3948 or register online at Click “Online Registration” and follow the instructions.

It is suggested that students access each area in COD Online prior to registration, to see if online learning is for them.

For more information about the Fire Science Program at College of DuPage, or assistance to register, contact the Fire Science Office at (630) 942-2107. Or refer to our Fire Science Program website.