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Firefighter I & II Training Program

Canadian Fire Rescue College

Canadian Fire Rescue College

4923 46 A Ave
Alberta Beach, Alberta, T0E 0A0, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate
  • Length 1 Year or Less 356 Hours (52 Weeks)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements
Applicable to All (regardless of admission type): All students must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply (the CFRC does not currently sponsor international students). Anyone wishing to attend an CFRC course must be 18 years of age. The CFRC will accept students under the age of 18 on a case-by-case basis with signed parental approval. No student under the age of 18 shall be permitted to enter a burning structure regardless of parental approval. Individuals applying for CFRC courses must be covered by Worker's Compensation with their respective Fire/Emergency Services Department or employer or provide proof of equivalent insurance coverage (this requires a letter from the candidate's insurance provider). The CFRC will refuse to register applicants not covered by Worker's Compensation or equivalent insurance. Medical Permission: Applicants for courses or testing with strenuous practical work may be required to obtain permission from their doctor prior to being allowed to participate in this training or testing. The CFRC reserves the right to request a completed Medical Clearance Form. Some CFRC courses will be monitoring student's vital signs. If the Instructor determines a student does not meet predetermined clinical criteria they will be asked to leave the course. The decision of the CFRC in this type of situation will be final. The CFRC requires that students hold a valid Alberta Class 5 Drivers License (Or equivalent). Regular Admission: Applicants for regular admission must satisfy all minimum course requirements. Admission to all courses at the CFRC is by advanced registration only. Walk-in attendance on the first day of any course, or telephone applications will not be accepted. Applicants must fully complete an CFRC Course Application for each course applied for. Forms must be legible, or they will be returned. Names will be recorded on certificates as they appear on the application form. If a certificate must be changed the student must request the change through the accrediting agency if applicable. The CFRC requires an Alberta high school diploma, verified by transcript, or non-Alberta Canadian equivalent, verified by transcript, or a GED, identifying any specific high school courses required for admission into the proposed program. The CFRC will verify the transcripts of students who have completed their high school diploma outside of Canada, through International Qualifications Assessment Services (IQAS) or World Education Services (WES) to be eligible for admission to the proposed program. Students will meet the institution's language requirement if the student has completed one full year of post-secondary education in another country where English was the language of instruction. Mature Admission: Applicants who do not qualify for regular admission, may qualify for mature admission instead. These applicants must be 18 years or older. Mature admission applicants must complete an academic achievement test to demonstrate required competency. It is required that it be a standard test such as CAAT (Canadian Adult Achievement Test), TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education), CAST (Canadian Achievement Survey Test for Adults) or Wonderlic. Regardless of which of the four test options the applicant chooses to take, they must score at least a grade 12 equivalency. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE: Applicants whose native language is not English must complete a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Applicants must achieve a score of 90 or more, with a score not lower than 21 on each band or equivalent. They also may instead choose to complete International English Language Testing System (IELTS) testing. IELTS scores must be a minimum of 6.5 overall, and no lower than 6.0 in each section.

Distance Delivery Options

Combined (onsite and online)

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated April 08, 2024. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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