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.
Meets National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for fire prevention inspectors, investigators and public fire educators.
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.
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.
- Function effectively as a Fire Prevention Officer within a fire department or fire safety team.
- Provide strong leadership in a fire prevention role or in an entire division.
- Perform fire inspections, investigations, education and training.
- Plan and manage fire department resources – personnel, financial and equipment.
- Prepare written reports and communications.
- 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.
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.
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.
Apply for this program at any time. There are no specific application deadlines, however individual courses have set start and end dates.
A full list of textbooks is available for this program. If additional books or other materials are required, you will be advised prior to the start of a course.
Step One - Apply to the Program
Apply by downloading and submitting your completed application form to the Admissions Office.
Step Two - Submit Supporting Documents
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4
- 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.)
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.
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.
While we must all remain vigilant against the COVID-19 global pandemic, JIBC is now ready to resume limited face-to-face training for first responder and social justice professionals in cases where learning outcomes cannot be achieved remotely.
We have developed a comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan and are pleased to be able to provide limited, small-enrolment programming with protocols designed to reduce the likelihood of infection transmission. However, it is important for everyone to understand that choosing to participate in any face-to-face activity (at school, work, or socially) requires you to consider the risk to your own social circle and to also accept a responsibility to others on our campuses.
As such, if you choose to participate in any face-to-face activity, you will be required to complete a form in which you will acknowledge that: (i) you will review certain health and safety training materials; (ii) you have certain responsibilities to ensure a safe working environment for all participants; and (iii) there are certain risks associated with choosing to participate in any face-to-face activity, and that you are prepared to accept those risks.