Is this program right for you?
Be the one advancing your firefighting career. If you are an experienced firefighter looking to further yourself as a fire officer, this program is for you.
Applied Knowledge and Competencies
Gain the applied knowledge and competencies you need to supervise and lead in the fire service.
Meet all four levels of the NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications with a credential from an IFSAC and ProBoard® accredited post-secondary institution.
This program is open for any firefighter who wants to become an officer, and for current fire officers looking to advance their careers by completing the requirements for the NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.
The program covers the four levels of the "NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications" and focuses on the specific competencies of the standard. It holds dual accreditation from both ProBoard® and IFSAC, and is Canada's only accredited NFPA I-IV program.
It is a standards-based program providing a practical, relevant and interactive education focused on the job requirements and responsibilities of fire officers in the service. Subjects are taught in a flexible, primarily online format.
- Meets the requirements of the "NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2009 version."
- Accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard®.
- Provides anywhere, anytime education with varying delivery options (in person, online and in-house).
- Practical, relevant, interactive and prepares students for the job requirements and responsibilities of the varying levels of a fire officer.
- Provides a continued education path with laddering into our Fire & Safety Studies Diploma.
This standards-based program is practical, relevant and interactive with flexible delivery options.
- Human resource management
- Incident management
- Fire service administration
- Fire service leadership
The content in each level of the Fire Officer Certificate Program ladders into a higher level, allowing for a continuous progression of learning.
What You Need to Graduate
This program is divided into four levels of graduation eligibility corresponding to the NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Standard.
- Fire Officer I
Provide your NFPA 1001 certification and successfully complete the required courses.
- Fire Officer II
Provide your NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level 1 certificate from a ProBoard® and/or IFSAC accredited institution and successfully complete the required courses.
- Fire Officer III
Provide your NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level II certificate from a ProBoard® and/or IFSAC accredited institution and successfully complete the required courses.
- Fire Officer IV
Provide your NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Level III certificate from a ProBoard® and/or IFSAC accredited institution and successfully complete the required courses.
Courses are offered for students either online or in a classroom.
Online course offerings must be completed within the stated period of time, generally within one month from the start date of the course.
The dates of upcoming scheduled courses for each Fire Officer level is available on the Fire Officer Course Calendar page.
For more detailed information on the next offering of a course, click on the link in the course table below.
Apply for this program at any time. There are no specific application deadlines, however individual courses have set start and end dates.
Textbooks are required for this program. Click here for the full list of textbooks in this program. If additional books or other materials are required, you will be advised prior to the start of a course.
STEP ONE - Submit your Application Form and Prerequisite SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Apply by submitting your completed application form to the Admissions Office.
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4
STEP tWO - Register FOR COURSES
After your application has been approved, please register for courses directly with Registration Office at 604.528.5590 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are encouraged to complete your application at least two months before you wish to take your first course in the program. Once an applicant is accepted, we suggest registering as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment. The number of seats in each class is limited.
Important Dates & Application Deadlines
This is an open enrolment program. There are no application deadlines, however, individual courses have set start and end dates.
Once an applicant is accepted, we suggest registering as quickly as possible to avoid disappointment. The number of seats in each class is limited.
- A copy of your IFSAC or ProBoard® accredited NFPA1001 certificate.
Q: How do I apply for this program?
A: Apply by downloading and submitting your completed application form to the Admissions Office.
Q: WHERE CAN I FIND THE LATEST PROGRAM COURSE OFFERINGS?
A: Click on the link of any of the courses listed below for the next available offering of the course.
Q: When are the JIBC NFPA 1021 Completion Certificates issued?
A: They are printed and mailed to graduates on a quarterly basis.
Certificates are produced in February, May, August, and November for students who have completed the program in the relevant preceding three-month period. If you do not receive your certificate, contact the Fire & Safety Division.
Fire Officer I Courses
|EMRG-1200 Incident Command System 100|
|FIRE-1100 Fire Service Administration I|
|FIRE-1114 Emergency Scene Management I|
|FIRE-1203 Fire Service Instructor I*|
* FIRE-1203 is required for Fire Officer I certification with seals.
Fire Officer II Courses
|EMRG-1230 Incident Command System 300|
|FIRE-1122 Emergency Scene Management II||FIRE-1123 Frontline Leadership in the Fire Service II|
|FIRE-1270 Fire Cause & Origin I|
Fire Officer III Courses
|FIRE-1130 Budget Management||FIRE-1131 Leading People I|
|FIRE-1133 Community & Organizational Leadership I||FIRE-1134 Planning & Evaluation I|
|EMRG-1240 Incident Command System 400||EMRG-1334 Information Officer|
Fire Officer IV Courses
|FIRE-1140 Business Operations||FIRE-1141 Leading People II|
|FIRE-1143 Community Organizational Leadership II||FIRE-1144 Planning & Evaluation II|