Fire Prevention Officer at work

Is this program right for you?

Be the one keeping communities safe. If you are responsible for fire prevention, investigation and/or public education and are interested in advancing your career in the fire service, public sector or private industry, this program is for you.

NFPA Standards

Meets National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for fire prevention inspectors, investigators and public fire educators.

Academic Credentials

Obtain an academic credential by an institute with courses accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the ProBoard®.

This program is designed for self-paced adult learners who want to pursue fire prevention training.

It is primarily open to students who are employed by a fire department, law enforcement agency, insurance or investigation company.  

Program Strengths

Most courses in this program are accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard®, and are designed to meet the competencies and training established by the National Fire Protection Association for fire prevention inspectors, investigators and public fire education. Completion of this program ladders into the Fire & Safety Studies Diploma.


  1. Function effectively as a Fire Prevention Officer within a fire department or fire safety team.
  2. Provide strong leadership in a fire prevention role or in an entire division.
  3. Perform fire inspections, investigations, education and training.
  4. Plan and manage fire department resources – personnel, financial and equipment.
  5. Prepare written reports and communications.
  6. Plan, implement and evaluate fire department training and prevention programs.

What You Need to Graduate

The program consists of 22 courses, totaling 30 credits. Students who successfully complete all the courses will receive the Fire Prevention Officer Certificate.

Program Format

Courses are offered 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.

Course Calendar

The dates of upcoming scheduled courses is available on the Fire Prevention Officer Course Calendar page.

For detailed information on the next offering of a course, click on the link in the course table below

Upcoming Intakes

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.


Tuition for each course is paid at the time of registration. 

Additional Fees

Program Application Fee (non-refundable): $75 (Domestic), $150 (International)
Textbooks: Textbooks are required for this program. Contact for titles and purchase information.

STEP ONE - Apply to the Program

Apply by downloading and submitting your completed application form to the Admissions Office.

STEP TWO- Submit Supporting Documents

Admissions Office
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4


Required Documents

  • Proof of employment with a fire department, law enforcement agency, insurance or investigation company.  (Applicants who do not meet the foregoing requirements may still apply to the program and will be considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis that will consider standards and guidelines laid out in  NFPA 1031, 1033, 1035 as well as the applicants background and current occupational responsibilities combined with letters of reference/support.)

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.

International Applicants

International applicants are encouraged to visit the International Studies page or contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs.

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: Are there financial aid options available for students in this program?

A: Yes. Students accepted into the program also have access to and are encouraged to apply for, external and internal student awards, scholarships and bursaries.

Q: Are international students eligible to take this program?

A: Yes. International students should contact the Office of International Affairs to discuss their options and requirements to apply for and complete the program.

Online Firefighter Training Course

Firefighter Training Courses & Resources

The Fire & Safety Division offers a wide range of courses and resources as it works with various partner agencies and organizations to support the education and training needs of the fire service and industry.

JIBC students standing by a fire

Course List by NFPA Standard

Find out which JIBC courses are available that meet specific National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards in firefighter training. All courses are available on a customized contract basis.

Mobile Live Fire Trailer

JIBC's Mobile Live-Fire Training Lab

The JIBC Mobile Live-Fire Training Lab is a unique resource that offers municipal and industrial fire departments throughout B.C. the opportunity to provide essential live-fire training in their own region.

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