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Certificate in Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Loyalist College - Belleville Campus Loyalist College - Belleville Campus, Canada

Intake Jan 2024

Jan 2023

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CAD 15000

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 110

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12 months


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Program Overview

Firefighters are on the front line of emergency response and are an integral part of any community, contributing to public safety, fire awareness and education. Learn the skills and knowledge to prepare you for success in the fast-paced and rewarding field of firefighting with this program, which conforms to the requirements for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001.

Experiential Learning
This hands-on program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to work effectively as part of a fire service team and with other emergency responders to provide comprehensive service in emergency and non-emergency situations:

  • Practise and test your skills in simulated and controlled live fire training situations.
  • Learn about fire suppression, community education and fire prevention, firefighter emergency patient care, property conservation, environmental protection, confined space and environmental hazards, and rescue operations.
  • Acquire the appropriate fire service terminology required to effectively communicate in a range of situations, and develop skills to communicate professionally with diverse communities and their members.
  • Explore operating procedures, and acquire the skills to confidently use fire department communications equipment, personal protective clothing and protective equipment.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to undertake the OFM provincial firefighters test and upon successful completion of this test can apply for standing under NFPA 1001 as Firefighter Level I and II from the Proboard.

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 5

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - Band in any one module - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 20
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 54

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Grade 12 English (C or U) AND
    • Grade 11 Mathematics (C, M or U) level or equivalent
    • One of the following sciences: Grade 11 or 12 Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Science or Physics (C, M or U) level AND One additional senior-level credit

6 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
54 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
50% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year


Tuition Fee

CAD 110

Application Fee

11000 Per year

Average Cost of Living

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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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Each year Loyalist College provides over $1 Million in funding to students through awards, bursaries, scholarships and work study opportunities. Certain scholarships and bursaries available are:

  • IODE Ontario Lucy Morrison Memorial Bursary
  • Alliance Marketing Scholarship Program
  • Bill 7 Award Scholarship
  • Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship
  • Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship

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