The Joint Labor-Management Committee (Illinois Fire Chiefs Association – IFCA & Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois – AFFI) collaborated on providing a 24-hour Basic Assessor Certification Course on June 6-9, 2021, in Normal, Illinois. The course was well attended by 23 students from all over Illinois interested in becoming Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal Certified Assessors. Attendees were educated and trained in the numerous exercises that are used in the promotional process. In addition to lectures and discussions, students participated in assessment center practical activities in breakout groups to meet the prerequisites needed to become certified assessors.

The Illinois Fire Chiefs Association and the Associated Firefighters of Illinois have partnered to bring forth a training program that has a direct focus on promotions and evaluations within the Illinois Fire Service. These assessors take time from their family and jobs to attend this class so that collectively we deliver assessments that are delivered by trained evaluators to insure a fair observation and evaluation of candidates. This partnership has been long standing within the Joint Labor Management Committee.

We congratulate these individuals for their time and commitment and rest assured that every two years they must recertify to stay current and up to date.