Waiving Prerequisites (no credit granted)*
The following is a list of Incident Command System (ICS) service providers for which JIBC will override prerequisite requirements for higher levels of ICS training or other courses with ICS prerequisites. Students must provide proof of having taken prerequisite courses from one of these service providers.
- Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC). We will accept all certificates from providers approved by CIFFC. The CIFFC logo must appear on the certificate.
- ICS Canada
- Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)
- Emergency Management Ontario
- Oil Spill Response Limited
- Alberta Emergency Management Agency
- Government of Saskatchewan
- RCMP. Students are not provided with certificates but should be able to demonstrate completion through a copy of their RCMP training record.
*Note: Overriding a prerequisite does not give students the credit for, nor does it exempt students from, the overridden course for the purpose of meeting any JIBC credential or program requirements.
Prior Learning Assessment (to receive credit)**
Students needing the ICS academic credits for completion of a program will need to apply for a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and provide documentation showing completion of ICS through a different service provider. The PLA method for the ICS Levels 200-400 is a challenge exam. To apply for PLA, please visit the JIBC Prior Learning Assessment page.
**Note: ICS Level 100 may not be challenged under PLA as the tuition for the course is less than the PLA fee.
Transfer Credit (to receive credit)
The following is a list of ICS service providers for which JIBC will grant transfer credit towards completion of a credentialed program.
Lakeland College – ICS Levels 100-300 only.
All other ICS service providers will be considered on an individual basis. Students wishing to have courses from other service providers recognized must provide further information on the course including, but not limited to, a course outline, a course syllabus, and information regarding the course assessment/evaluation of learning.
Students must provide an official transcript at the time they apply to their program, showing successful completion of ICS training. Students will receive credit for the corresponding JIBC ICS course as Transfer Credit (TC) on their transcript. To apply for transfer credit, visit the JIBC Transfer Credit page.