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Become a Fire Inspector

NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I (Micro-credential) Recognition of Achievement program

Learn the various laws, regulations and standards that impact fire protection. Develop the skills of fire inspections that will benefit the safety of your community.

Program code FIMC
Duration 182 hours
Credential Recognition of Achievement
Program Delivery Part-time, online, micro-credential
Program delivery method(s) Online What does this mean?

Program information

Program description

The NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I Micro-certificate program meets the knowledge and skill requisites established by NFPA 1031 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plans Examiner, 2014 edition. It is comprised of five modules including NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I, Legislation and Courtroom Procedures, Fire Code Part 2 and 6, Fire Code Part 9 Retrofit and NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness.

Together, these modules offer an overview of the various laws, regulations and standards that impact fire protection, allow students to apply the concepts and skills of fire inspections, and assist students in meeting their fire safety inspection and enforcement responsibilities. Students develop the knowledge and skill with respect to the Fire Protection and Prevention Act, Ontario Fire Code, Building Code Act and the Ontario Building Code. They build their knowledge and confidence to address life safety issues in buildings in their communities that are regulated under Part 2, 6 and 9 of the Ontario Fire Code.

Modules can be completed in any order, except for Fire Code Part 9 Retrofit, which is recommended this course is completed after Legislation and Courtroom Procedures and Fire Code Part 2 and 6. Courses may be validated from other institutions towards this micro-credential.

Fire Inspector Level 1

What courses are included in the NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I program?

Complete all five modules and receive the NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I Micro-certificate.

Upon successfully completion module 1 – JUST 0062 Fire Inspector 1, students will be eligible to write the OFM – NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I exam.

Currently available courses are linked below.

Fire Code Div B. Part 9 Retrofit (Micro-credential)
JUST 0067
NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness (Micro-credential)
JUST 0066

How do I apply to the NFPA 1031 Fire Inspector Level I program?

Register on a course-by-course basis, paying as you go

Part-time students do not go through an application process for this program. To register for courses, you’ll need a Georgian College Lifelong Learning account.

  1. Search for the course(s) you want to register in
  2. Add the course(s) to your cart and follow the prompts to checkout, payment and confirmation of enrolment

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Finance and fees

Are part-time students eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)?Georgian College Chevron

As a part-time student, you may be eligible for OSAP funding, depending on the number of courses you take per semester.

For more information about OSAP, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit the OSAP/financial aid webpage.

What is the cost of the program?Georgian College Chevron

As a part-time student, you can take one to three courses per semester, paying on a course-by-course basis.

For course fee information, select a course from the course information section of this page.

Online learning

What is an OntarioLearn (ODE) course?Georgian College Chevron

These courses are offered through OntarioLearn. Visit the OntarioLearn webpage to learn more.

OntarioLearn courses are set up as equivalents to the Georgian courses. You can choose to take the ODE courses or the Georgian courses.

When a Georgian course isn’t available to be delivered online, we’ve listed an OntarioLearn course in the delivery schedule. The majority of the Georgian courses have ODE equivalents set up. You can choose to take either course.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL)

Can I transfer credits or prior life or work experience to fast track my studies?Georgian College Chevron

Previous postsecondary education: If you’ve completed courses, or some or all of a program, at another accredited postsecondary institution, you may be able to transfer all or some of your courses into a related program at Georgian.

Relevant work or life experience: If you have relevant work and/or life experience that relates to your program(s) of interest at Georgian, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is an academic credit option.

To learn more about transfer credit and PLAR, visit the Credit for Prior Learning webpage.

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