Become an Evaluator

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Contribute to the professional development of Fire Service members in B.C., across Canada and internationally

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is the only entity in B.C. to be dually accredited by both the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (The ProBoard) and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).

JIBC Evaluators in the Fire & Safety Division serve an integral role in ensuring that Fire Service members who have completed JIBC courses and training have done so to the level required to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and the requirements of our accreditation.

JIBC Evaluators are responsible for:

  • Proctoring written exams
  • Preparing, delivering and evaluating practical skills tests
  • Conduct assignment-based assessments

If you want to contribute to the professional development of Fire Service members in your community, we encourage you to become certified JIBC Evaluators. Visit the JIBC Evaluator webpage for more information.

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Requirements for new JIBC Evaluators

To apply to become a JIBC Evaluator, please save the Evaluator Application Form to your desktop and submit the completed form to evaluator@jibc.ca and include the following documentation:

  • CV or resume showing proof of a minimum of five (5) years Fire Service experience and Subject Matter Expertise (to at least a level higher than you are applying to evaluate).
  • Proof of NFPA 1041 Fire Service Instructor I
  • Proof of minimum of three (3) years of instructional experience
  • Letters of support and reference from your fire department.
  • Prior Learning and Experience may be recognized for equivalency.

Certification of prospective JIBC Evaluators will consist of both cognitive and practical components that includes a minimum grade of 75% on a 40-minute multiple choice exam that will be proctored and timed. You may also be required to conduct a practical skills evaluation, which will be overseen and assessed by FSD staff or a proctor specifically approved by the FSD for this purpose.

The multiple choice exam is based on all the content on the JIBC Evaluator Course website. An outline of the content is available here. You will be allowed one re-write if necessary and your grade is above 60% on your first attempt. If you are unsuccessful, in achieving 60% on your first attempt or 75% on your second attempt, you will be required to wait six months before re-taking the course and re-attempting your evaluation(s).

Once you have been granted JIBC evaluator certification, you must conduct a minimum of four (4) documented FSD student evaluations per year. Qualifying evaluations include the conducting of skills-based assessments and/or the marking of assignments for face-to-face, blended or online courses.

In addition, all JIBC evaluators must re-certify every three (3) years following their initial certification. Note that re-certification only includes cognitive assessment (i.e., there is no practical skills evaluation requirement). However, the FSD intends to periodically audit, train and provide professional development opportunities for all evaluators to continue to hone their skills.

Visit the JIBC Evaluator webpage for more information about the steps to becoming a JIBC Evaluator.

Requirements for current JIBC Evaluators

To recertify as an Evaluator, please save the the Evaluator Application Form to your desktop and submit the completed form to evaluator@jibc.ca.

If you are currently conducting evaluations on behalf of the FSD, your evaluation will consist of a cognitive assessment only. You will be required to write the same 40-question multiple-choice written exam and score a minimum of 75%. The exam is based on all the content on the JIBC Evaluator Course website. An outline of the content is available here. Your exam will be timed and proctored. 

If required and your grade is above 60% on your first attempt, you will be granted one re-write opportunity. If you are unsuccessful, in achieving 60% on your first attempt or 75% on your second attempt, you will be required to wait six months before re-taking the course and re-attempting your evaluation(s).

While there will be no requirement for you to conduct a proctored, assessed practical skills evaluation, remember that the FSD reserves the right to audit any JIBC evaluations conducted anywhere at any time. The FSD also aims to provide you with meaningful, guided opportunities for you to enhance your evaluative skill set through future workshops and training refreshers.

Once you have been granted JIBC evaluator certification, you must conduct a minimum of four (4) documented FSD student evaluations per year. Qualifying evaluations include the conducting of skills-based assessments and/or the marking of assignments for face-to-face, blended or online courses.

Evaluators should keep a log or documentation of evaluations performed, as proof may be required for re-certification.

In addition, all JIBC evaluators must re-certify every three (3) years following their initial certification. Note that re-certification only includes cognitive assessment (i.e., there is no practical skills evaluation requirement). However, the FSD intends to periodically audit, train and provide professional development opportunities for all evaluators to continue to hone their skills.


Last updated April 25, 2017