Fire Rescue Certification

Learn about certification for firefighters in Alberta.


We administer International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and Pro Board-accredited testing and certification for municipal and industrial fire rescue services in Alberta.

Employers decide what training and qualifications are needed to ensure the safety and competence of their employees. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) certification of fire service members is not required by the provincial government.

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

NFPA certification

We test and certify to the following NFPA standards:

  • 470 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations (2022 Edition)
  • 1001 Firefighter Levels I & II (2019 Edition)
  • 1002 Driver/Operator, Pump Operator and Aerial Operator (2017 Edition)
  • 1006 Technical Rescue Awareness, Rope Rescue I & II and Vehicle Rescue I (2013 Edition)
  • 1021 Fire Officer Levels I & II (2020 Edition)
  • 1031 Fire Inspector Levels I & II (2014 Edition)
  • 1033 Fire Investigator Levels I (2014 Edition)
  • 1041 Fire Service Instructor Levels I & II (2019 Edition)
  • 1140 Wildland Firefighter Level I (2022 Edition)


Learn what’s involved in testing students for National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) certification.

Learn how to access fire rescue certificates and testing records.

Learn how Alberta fire departments can host certification testing.

All related fire rescue certification forms and resources.


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