Overview

Students who pass the required assessments and meet all prerequisites can be International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and Pro Board certified by the Government of Alberta. Certification is based on internationally recognized National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.

For more information on firefighter training and qualifications in Alberta, see ALIS’s Firefighter Career Profile or Wildland Firefighter Career Profile.

Applying for your certificates

All certificates are issued online, where they can be downloaded and printed. Records of paper certificates issued prior to 2018 are on your student file.

Before completing an application, confirm that your fire department did not already apply for you.

To apply, you will need to:

  • have successfully completed the exam and practical skills evaluation within the last two years – equivalencies are not accepted
  • meet and submit official documentation for all NFPA Certification Prerequisites (PDF, 143 KB)
  • complete and submit an Application for Certification (PDF, 114 KB) within two years of your exam

You will be notified by email when your application has been processed.

Replacement certificates

If you’ve lost or misplaced your IFSAC or Pro Board certificate, you can request a replacement certificate by completing an Application for Certification (PDF, 114 KB). All requests for replacement certificates will be issued online, where they can be downloaded and printed.

Out-of-province certificates

The Public Safety Division recognizes all IFSAC and Pro Board certificates issued outside Alberta. No letter of formal recognition is required.

Fire Safety Codes Officer

If you are interested in becoming a Fire Safety Codes Officer in Alberta and you have NFPA 1031 certification from outside of the province, you will be required to take several courses through the Safety Codes Council of Alberta.

Accessing your records

Public Safety Division provides internationally-recognized IFSAC and Pro Board certificates, which are the only official documents provided for employment or professional qualification purposes.

Other documents, such as student transcripts, may be provided by fire departments or schools.

For access to your online exam and certification records, submit a request to ofc.certificationexam@gov.ab.ca. Your identity will be verified by program staff and a working individual email account is required.

Contact

Connect with the Government of Alberta:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 1-866-421-6929
Email: ofc.certificationexam@gov.ab.ca