Safety Codes Officer in the Fire Discipline


Safety Codes Officers (SCOs) are needed in virtually every industry and public sector workplace. With an in-depth understanding of the provincial Safety Codes Act and other technical knowledge, SCOs in the fire discipline help ensure public safety by monitoring and inspecting a variety of installations and structures. The expertise gained though SCO training, coupled with a background in industry or business, offers an excellent opportunity for career growth in a variety of settings. 

The reorganization of the SCO courses has been completed. All theory courses are offered online through the Safety Codes Council and the practical courses are offered at Lakeland College’s Emergency Training Centre.

For further information visit www.safetycodes.ab.ca


Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer
ID #FS100

Although Basic Safety Codes Officer is not a prerequisite for Inspector Level I, it is recommended for individuals with limited or no experience in conducting inspections, investigations or public education.

Combined five-day course:
• Safety Codes Act and the Law (ID #1-SCAL)
• Basic Introduction to the Alberta Fire and Building Codes (ID #1-BIAFB)
• Introductory Fire Investigation (ID #1-SCOII)
• General Fire Prevention (ID #1-GFP)

$715
ID #FS100

Although Basic Safety Codes Officer is not a prerequisite for Inspector Level I, it is recommended for individuals with limited or no experience in conducting inspections, investigations or public education.

Combined five-day course:
• Safety Codes Act and the Law (ID #1-SCAL)
• Basic Introduction to the Alberta Fire and Building Codes (ID #1-BIAFB)
• Introductory Fire Investigation (ID #1-SCOII)
• General Fire Prevention (ID #1-GFP)



Course Cost: $715
Basic SCO (4 courses) Online
ID #1-FS100

The four Basic SCO courses listed above are also available online through the City of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.

*February 15 is the deadline to apply for March 1 start and September 15 is the deadline to apply for the October 1 start

If you are interested in taking these courses online, contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8441.


$500 March 1 - April 26 of each year
October 1 - November 26 of each year
ID #1-FS100

The four Basic SCO courses listed above are also available online through the City of Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.

*February 15 is the deadline to apply for March 1 start and September 15 is the deadline to apply for the October 1 start

If you are interested in taking these courses online, contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8441.




Course Cost: $500
Scheduled: March 1 - April 26 of each year
October 1 - November 26 of each year
Safety Codes Act and the Law
ID #1-SCAL In this 8-hour course learn the basics of the legal requirements, obligations and responsibilities of accredited municipalities and safety codes officers in the fire discipline.

Evaluation: proctored written exam
ID #1-SCAL
In this 8-hour course learn the basics of the legal requirements, obligations and responsibilities of accredited municipalities and safety codes officers in the fire discipline.

Evaluation: proctored written exam


Basic Introduction to the Alberta Fire and Building Codes
ID #1-BIAFB This 8-hour course is designed for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer. Learn the elements and requirements of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code, and the interrelationship between the two codes.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students should bring their own copies of Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code.
ID #1-BIAFB
This 8-hour course is designed for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer. Learn the elements and requirements of the Alberta Fire Code and the Alberta Building Code, and the interrelationship between the two codes.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students should bring their own copies of Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code.


Introductory Fire Investigation
ID #1-SCOII This 16-hour course is designed for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer. Learn the duties authorized under the Safety Codes Act using NFPA 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations as the reference material. This course is only an introduction and in-depth material should be taken through other ETC courses.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students should bring their own copies of Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code.
ID #1-SCOII
This 16-hour course is designed for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer. Learn the duties authorized under the Safety Codes Act using NFPA 921 - Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations as the reference material. This course is only an introduction and in-depth material should be taken through other ETC courses.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students should bring their own copies of Alberta Fire Code and Alberta Building Code.


General Fire Prevention
ID #1-GFP In this 8-hour course for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer learn current trends in fire protection and how they relate to the function of a safety codes officer. Topics include the leading causes of fire, fire deaths, fire injuries and property losses, complaint handling, general inspection procedures, and an introduction to general fire safety requirements in the Alberta Fire Code.

Evaluation: assignment (post course assignment)
ID #1-GFP
In this 8-hour course for the Basic Fire Safety Codes Officer learn current trends in fire protection and how they relate to the function of a safety codes officer. Topics include the leading causes of fire, fire deaths, fire injuries and property losses, complaint handling, general inspection procedures, and an introduction to general fire safety requirements in the Alberta Fire Code.

Evaluation: assignment (post course assignment)


Safety Codes Council SCO Online Courses
Fire Group A
• 100140 Professional Communications Skills for Safety Codes Officers
• 100115 Fire, Introduction to Written Communications for Fire SCOs
• 100143 Fire, Basics of the Safety Codes Act in Alberta, AFC 2014
• 100144 Fire, Introduction to the Alberta Fire and Building Codes, AFC 2014
• 100141 Fire, Introduction to Fire Inspection, AFC 2014
• 100142 Fire, Introduction to Fire Investigation, AFC 2014

Fire Group B Level 1 Inspector

• 100116 Fire, Effective Writing Techniques
• 100080M Introduction to the Safety Codes System in Alberta
• 100166 Fire, Properties of Materials, AFC 2014
• 100165 Fire, Building Construction & Protection Systems, AFC 2014
• 100167 Fire, Inspection Procedures, AFC 2014
• Fire, Practical Evaluation for Inspector (Practicum)*

Fire Group B Level 2 Inspector
• 100169 Fire, Courtroom & Legal Procedures, AFC 2014
• 100170 Fire, Building Evaluation & Plan Reviews, AFC 2014
• 100168 Fire, Evaluating Alternative Solutions, AFC 2014
• 1-AINSP Fire, Applied Inspection (Practicum)*

Fire Group C Level 1 Investigator
• 100116 Fire, Effective Writing Techniques for Fire SCOs
• 100080M Introduction to the Safety Codes System in Alberta
• 100165 Fire, Building Construction & Protection Systems, AFC 2014
• 100166 Fire, Properties of Materials, AFC 2014
• 100171 Fire, Cause Determination, AFC 2014
• 100172 Fire, Investigation Procedures, AFC 2014

Fire Group C Level 2 Investigator
• 100169 Fire, Courtroom & Legal Procedures, AFC 2014
• 100170 Fire, Building Evaluation & Plan Reviews, AFC 2014
• 100173 Fire, Advanced Investigation Procedures, AFC 2014
• 1-AIPRA Fire, Applied Investigation (Practicum)*

* Practicums offered at LC ETC. See course information below.

Fire Group A
• 100140 Professional Communications Skills for Safety Codes Officers
• 100115 Fire, Introduction to Written Communications for Fire SCOs
• 100143 Fire, Basics of the Safety Codes Act in Alberta, AFC 2014
• 100144 Fire, Introduction to the Alberta Fire and Building Codes, AFC 2014
• 100141 Fire, Introduction to Fire Inspection, AFC 2014
• 100142 Fire, Introduction to Fire Investigation, AFC 2014

Fire Group B Level 1 Inspector

• 100116 Fire, Effective Writing Techniques
• 100080M Introduction to the Safety Codes System in Alberta
• 100166 Fire, Properties of Materials, AFC 2014
• 100165 Fire, Building Construction & Protection Systems, AFC 2014
• 100167 Fire, Inspection Procedures, AFC 2014
• Fire, Practical Evaluation for Inspector (Practicum)*

Fire Group B Level 2 Inspector
• 100169 Fire, Courtroom & Legal Procedures, AFC 2014
• 100170 Fire, Building Evaluation & Plan Reviews, AFC 2014
• 100168 Fire, Evaluating Alternative Solutions, AFC 2014
• 1-AINSP Fire, Applied Inspection (Practicum)*

Fire Group C Level 1 Investigator
• 100116 Fire, Effective Writing Techniques for Fire SCOs
• 100080M Introduction to the Safety Codes System in Alberta
• 100165 Fire, Building Construction & Protection Systems, AFC 2014
• 100166 Fire, Properties of Materials, AFC 2014
• 100171 Fire, Cause Determination, AFC 2014
• 100172 Fire, Investigation Procedures, AFC 2014

Fire Group C Level 2 Investigator
• 100169 Fire, Courtroom & Legal Procedures, AFC 2014
• 100170 Fire, Building Evaluation & Plan Reviews, AFC 2014
• 100173 Fire, Advanced Investigation Procedures, AFC 2014
• 1-AIPRA Fire, Applied Investigation (Practicum)*

* Practicums offered at LC ETC. See course information below.



Fire, Practical Evaluation for Inspector (Practicum)
#1-IPESC This practical evaluation for Fire Inspector Level I examines whether you have learned the inspection process taught in the Fire Inspector Level I courses.

Evaluation: Practical evaluation

• 100116 Fire, Effective Writing Techniques
• 100080M Introduction to the Safety Codes System in Alberta
• 100166 Fire, Properties of Materials, AFC 2014
• 100165 Fire, Building Construction & Protection Systems, AFC 2014
• 100167 Fire, Inspection Procedures, AFC 2014 $545 Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2018
#1-IPESC
This practical evaluation for Fire Inspector Level I examines whether you have learned the inspection process taught in the Fire Inspector Level I courses.

Evaluation: Practical evaluation



Prerequisite: • 100116 Fire, Effective Writing Techniques
• 100080M Introduction to the Safety Codes System in Alberta
• 100166 Fire, Properties of Materials, AFC 2014
• 100165 Fire, Building Construction & Protection Systems, AFC 2014
• 100167 Fire, Inspection Procedures, AFC 2014
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2018
Fire, Applied Inspection (Practicum)
#1-AINSP This course encompasses the practical application of the skills and knowledge acquired in Building Evaluation and Plans Review (1-BEPR) and Fire Protection Equipment and Water Supplies (1-FPEWS).

Evaluation: Practical evaluation

Note:
Students are required to supply their own copies of the AFC and ABC.

• 100169 Fire, Courtroom & Legal Procedures, AFC 2014
• 100170 Fire, Building Evaluation & Plan Reviews, AFC 2014
• 100168 Fire, Evaluating Alternative Solutions, AFC 2014 $545 Feb 12 - 15, 2018
#1-AINSP
This course encompasses the practical application of the skills and knowledge acquired in Building Evaluation and Plans Review (1-BEPR) and Fire Protection Equipment and Water Supplies (1-FPEWS).

Evaluation: Practical evaluation

Note:
Students are required to supply their own copies of the AFC and ABC.



Prerequisite: • 100169 Fire, Courtroom & Legal Procedures, AFC 2014
• 100170 Fire, Building Evaluation & Plan Reviews, AFC 2014
• 100168 Fire, Evaluating Alternative Solutions, AFC 2014
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: Feb 12 - 15, 2018
Fire, Applied Investigation (Practicum)
#1-AIPRA Apply the skills and knowledge you learned to write a report, to justify the logic of your investigative process and findings.

Evaluation:
Practical evaluation

• 100116 Fire, Effective Writing Techniques for Fire SCOs
• 100080M Introduction to the Safety Codes System in Alberta
• 100165 Fire, Building Construction & Protection Systems, AFC 2014
• 100166 Fire, Properties of Materials, AFC 2014
• 100171 Fire, Cause Determination, AFC 2014
• 100172 Fire, Investigation Procedures, AFC 2014
• 100169 Fire, Courtroom & Legal Procedures, AFC 2014
• 100170 Fire, Building Evaluation & Plan Reviews, AFC 2014
• 100173 Fire, Advanced Investigation Procedures, AFC 2014 $545 Mar 12 - 15, 2018
#1-AIPRA
Apply the skills and knowledge you learned to write a report, to justify the logic of your investigative process and findings.

Evaluation:
Practical evaluation



Prerequisite: • 100116 Fire, Effective Writing Techniques for Fire SCOs
• 100080M Introduction to the Safety Codes System in Alberta
• 100165 Fire, Building Construction & Protection Systems, AFC 2014
• 100166 Fire, Properties of Materials, AFC 2014
• 100171 Fire, Cause Determination, AFC 2014
• 100172 Fire, Investigation Procedures, AFC 2014
• 100169 Fire, Courtroom & Legal Procedures, AFC 2014
• 100170 Fire, Building Evaluation & Plan Reviews, AFC 2014
• 100173 Fire, Advanced Investigation Procedures, AFC 2014
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: Mar 12 - 15, 2018