Transfer Credit (to receive credit)

The following is a list of ICS service providers for which JIBC will grant transfer credit towards the completion of a credentialed program.

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.

Waiving Prerequisites (no credit granted)*

In some cases JIBC can 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:

  • Alberta Emergency Management Agency (AEMA)
  • Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre (CIFFC)
  • College of the Rockies
  • Emergency Management Ontario
  • Emergeo
  • Emergex
  • Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)
  • Government of Saskatchewan
  • ICS Canada - view full list of training providers
  • Lakeland College
  • Manitoba Emergency Services College (MESC)
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  • Oil Spill Response Limited
  • Vancouver Island Emergency Response Academy (VIERA)
  • 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.

Submit a requisite waiver request.

Prior Learning Assessment (to receive credit)**

For students needing ICS academic credit for completion of a program and do not have ICS training from an above noted recognized vendor, they will need to apply for a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). 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.

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