(50 ILCS 740/12) (from Ch. 85, par. 542)
    Sec. 12. Advanced training programs. The Office, in its discretion, may adopt rules and minimum standards for advanced training programs for permanent fire protection personnel in addition to the basic training programs. The training for permanent fire protection personnel may be given in any schools selected by the Office. Such training, if offered, may be discontinued by the school upon either a temporary or permanent basis. Local governmental agencies which have elected to participate in the recruit training program may elect to participate in the advanced, training for permanent fire protection personnel but non-participation in the advanced program shall not in any way affect the right of governmental agencies to participate in the trainee program. The failure of any permanent fire protection employee to successfully complete any course herein authorized shall not affect his status as a member of the fire department of any local governmental agency.
(Source: P.A. 80-147.)