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Exciting News - Chief Fire Officer Update

November 22, 2021


On November 18, 2021 the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Education and Research Foundation (IFCAERF) Board approved a plan to partner with the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) on developing a new Chief Fire Officer Program. 

To facilitate the change the CFO Class scheduled to begin in January, 2022 will be delayed.  We are very sorry for this inconvenience.  The goal is to start the class in the third quarter of 2022.  The Foundation is eager for you to be a student in the launch of this new program.  The cost of the program will remain the same for those students who were registered for the 2022 class as of this date.

The new program will be a blended learning approach with both online and in person requirements.  This program will meet the 2020 edition of NFPA 1021 and additional objectives created by subject matter experts recognized in their field. 

We are excited about the partnership and new program as we continue to raise the standard of Chief Fire Officer Training.  The new program will meet the requirements set forth by Center for Public Safety Excellence Chief Fire Officer Designation and we will be seeking an Accredited Program from Pro Board or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

Should you have further questions please contact:

Program Information

Jim Dominik
Phone: 847-567-2601


Tom Moran
Phone: 630-373-5303



Watch here for further updates!


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