Correspondence Distance Learning

Our correspondence service allows individuals the option to pursue training on their own. Students are responsible for scheduling and arranging for a qualified proctor to oversee their examinations.

There are three steps to taking a correspondence course. Each is detailed in a drop down below.

The other drop downs list the available correspondence courses. Follow these steps to take an Emergency Training Centre correspondence course.

Step 1 - Correspondence Application Process
  • Complete the Application for Correspondence Course Form (pdf) Ensure the application form is complete. Applications that do not include complete course application information or course fees will not be processed.
  • Mail the application or fax it to the Office of the Registrar at 780 853 2955
Please note:
• Students may not drop a course after it begins, but may withdraw up until the end of the fifth week of the course by notifying the Office of the Registrar using the appropriate withdrawal form.
• There are no refunds once materials have been sent to the student.
• Students may apply for one 4-week extension at a cost of $100. 
Step 2 - Proctors
Correspondence courses involving a written examination require a proctor to supervise the examination. Courses involving practical components require practical evaluations by an approved evaluator. See the Client Hosted Handbook for information about the examination and evaluation process. 

Some Proctors and Evaluators charge a fee for service. Check with your proctor and/or evaluator. It is your responsibility to pay these fees.

To qualify as a proctor, a person must:
• Be approved by ETC.
• Be someone of good standing in the community, such as a fire chief, minister, teacher, librarian, professor, commissioner for oaths, or similar office holder, who is not associated with the training.
     (Instructors cannot be proctors or evaluators).
• Sign applicable agreements acknowledging their intention to comply with the testing procedures and regulation.
• Be someone who has had no part in instructing the course.
• Not have any personal or familial relationship with the course instructor or students.

Fore more information about correspondence courses contact Distance Learning at 780-581 2054 or toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext, 2054 or email
Step 3 - Exam
  • If your course has a written examination, it  must take place within the 8 week period allotted for course completion.
  • Students who do not write the examination and/or do not submit applicable assignments by the end of the eight-week period will be assigned a failing grade. It is the student’s responsibility to locate a proctor and arrange the examination date, and to ensure that the proctor contacts Lakeland College's Emergency Training Centre a minimum of two weeks prior to the scheduled examination to confirm the date.
  • The proctor shall sign the required agreement and the examination will be sent out approximately one week in advance of the examination date.  
  • Where applicable, a student may write an examination only after successful completion of the practical component.
  • The minimum passing score for a practical component is completion of 85% of all skills, including critical skills. All written examinations require a minimum passing score of 70%.
  • Examination results will be mailed to you within 6 weeks (after it's been received for scoring)
Emergency Preparedness Courses
Emergency Operations Centre Management  1-EOCM
Correspondence course fees are $225 unless otherwise indicated.
NFPA 472 Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents
Dangerous Goods – Awareness    FFTS–S900a
Correspondence course fees are $225 unless otherwise indicated

NFPA 1021 Fire Officer
Fire Officer Communications and Background Information (FOTP–250) * QETC 140
Introduction to Basic Supervisor Functions (FOTP–300) QETC 141
Safety Regulations & Basic Investigation (FOTP–400) QETC 142
Legal Aspects and Evaluating Performance (FOTP–600)
QETC 244
Administrative Functions and Fire Investigation (FOTP–700) QETC 245
Correspondence course fees are $255 unless otherwise indicated.

* Course fee is $350
NFPA 1035 Public Fire and Life Safety Educator Level I
Courses in this level
 Building Construction I                       999-IT 
 Building Construction II      999-2T
 Building Construction III     999-3T
 Communication Skills      1-CSSC
 Alberta Codes and Standards   1-ASCSS
Basic Fire Saftey Codes Officer
Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer*   1-FS100
 *Course fee is $525
 Note: This course requires the most current edition of the Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code

Safety Codes Officer in the Fire Discipline (NFPA 1031 & NFPA 1033)

Building Construction and|
Protection Systems        
Properties of Materials                                                                        1-PMSC
Alberta Codes and Standards     1-ASCSS
Inspection Procedures  1-IPSC
Fire Origin and Cause Determination                                             1-FOCD
Note: These courses require the most current edition of the Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code