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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.

 

Outcomes

 

  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.

 

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

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.

Tuition

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

 

ADDITIONAL FEES

Program Application Fee (non-refundable): $75 (Domestic), $150 (International)
Textbooks: This program requires textbooks. The latest prices are available by contacting the JIBC Bookstore.

 

Step One - Apply to the Program

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

 

Step Two - Submit Supporting Documents

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

Fax
604.528.5653

 

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.

 

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