Safety Codes Officer in the Fire Discipline - Investigator Level I


Investigator Level I

• Law for Fire Safety Codes Officers (ID #1-LFSC)
• Building Construction and Protection Systems (ID #1-BCPS)
• Properties of Materials (ID #1-PMSC)
• Communication Skills (ID #1-CSSC)
• Fire Service Familiarization (ID #1-FSFSC)
• Fire Origin and Cause Determination (ID #1-FOCD)
• Investigation Procedures (ID #1-IP)
• Investigator Practical Evaluation (ID #2-IPESC)

Introduction to the Safety Codes System in Alberta (previously Law for Fire Safety Codes Officers)
ID #1-LFSC This course guides you through the Safety Codes Act and Regulations and explains how the authority, responsibilities and limitations of a safety codes officer are derived from these documents. You’ll examine all the legalities involved with carrying out the tasks of inspection, investigation, and enforcement.

This course if offered through the Safety Codes Council.  To register for this course contact the SCC toll-free at 1 888 413 0099.
ID #1-LFSC
This course guides you through the Safety Codes Act and Regulations and explains how the authority, responsibilities and limitations of a safety codes officer are derived from these documents. You’ll examine all the legalities involved with carrying out the tasks of inspection, investigation, and enforcement.

This course if offered through the Safety Codes Council.  To register for this course contact the SCC toll-free at 1 888 413 0099.

Building Construction and Protection Systems
ID #1-BCPS Learn the fundamentals of building construction and fire protection systems in this course. It focuses on elements of building construction and fire suppression that manage the impact of fire.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students are required to supply their own copy of the AFC and ABC.
Correspondence, Client-hosted $545 This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar
toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
ID #1-BCPS
Learn the fundamentals of building construction and fire protection systems in this course. It focuses on elements of building construction and fire suppression that manage the impact of fire.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

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


Alternative delivery method: Correspondence, Client-hosted
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar
toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
Properties of Materials
ID #1-PMSC This course covers the physical and chemical characteristics that affect or determine the degree of hazard associated with flammable and combustible liquids, metals and dusts, and compressed and liquefied gases. Learn the classification of dangerous goods and the regulations governing their storage and handling. Also learn to apply the Alberta Fire Code to the inspection and enforcement tasks required of a safety codes officer.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

Note: Students are required to supply their own copy of the AFC and ABC.
Correspondence, Client-hosted $545 This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar
toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
ID #1-PMSC
This course covers the physical and chemical characteristics that affect or determine the degree of hazard associated with flammable and combustible liquids, metals and dusts, and compressed and liquefied gases. Learn the classification of dangerous goods and the regulations governing their storage and handling. Also learn to apply the Alberta Fire Code to the inspection and enforcement tasks required of a safety codes officer.

Evaluation: proctored written exam

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


Alternative delivery method: Correspondence, Client-hosted
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar
toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
Clearly Communicating & Written Communications for the 21st Century
This course covers all the basic communication tasks required of a safety codes officer. Review basic grammar skills, punctuation, word usage, sentence construction and paragraph building. More job-specific skills are covered in letter writing, report writing, public speaking, electronic research and communication, media and public relations, meetings and interview techniques.

This course is offered through the Safety Codes Council.  To register for this course contact the SCC toll-free at 1 888 413 0099.
This course covers all the basic communication tasks required of a safety codes officer. Review basic grammar skills, punctuation, word usage, sentence construction and paragraph building. More job-specific skills are covered in letter writing, report writing, public speaking, electronic research and communication, media and public relations, meetings and interview techniques.

This course is offered through the Safety Codes Council.  To register for this course contact the SCC toll-free at 1 888 413 0099.


Fire Service Familiarization
ID #1-FSFSC This course is for anyone interested in becoming a safety codes officer in the fire discipline, but who doesn’t have experience or knowledge of the fire service. Learn the basic terminology, equipment, and operating procedures used in the fire service. However, it will not provide you with the competencies of a firefighter.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam $545 This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar
toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
ID #1-FSFSC
This course is for anyone interested in becoming a safety codes officer in the fire discipline, but who doesn’t have experience or knowledge of the fire service. Learn the basic terminology, equipment, and operating procedures used in the fire service. However, it will not provide you with the competencies of a firefighter.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam

Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar
toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
Fire Origin and Cause Determination
ID #1-FOCD

Learn what is expected of investigators in the fire discipline. The course describes the physical evidence at a fire scene and develops the skills investigators need to interpret fire patterns and the physical evidence.

ID #1-LFSC Law for Fire Safety Codes Officers, ID #1-BCPS Building Construction and Protection Systems,
ID #1-PMSC Properties of Materials, ID #1-CSSC Communication Skills, and ID #1-FSFSC Fire Service Familiarization or one year as a firefighter Correspondence, Client-hosted $545 This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar
toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
ID #1-FOCD

Learn what is expected of investigators in the fire discipline. The course describes the physical evidence at a fire scene and develops the skills investigators need to interpret fire patterns and the physical evidence.



Prerequisite: ID #1-LFSC Law for Fire Safety Codes Officers, ID #1-BCPS Building Construction and Protection Systems,
ID #1-PMSC Properties of Materials, ID #1-CSSC Communication Skills, and ID #1-FSFSC Fire Service Familiarization or one year as a firefighter
Alternative delivery method: Correspondence, Client-hosted
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar
toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
Investigation Procedures
ID #1-IP

This course covers the purpose of an investigation including: legal considerations; reports and recommendations; scientific criminal investigative procedures; media presentations; assessment of, safety at, and searching and recording the scene; questioning of suspects and witnesses; sketching and diagram preparation; analysis of evidence; logic; and courtroom attendance and presentation.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam

ID #1-FOCD Fire Origin and Cause Determination $545 Oct 23 - 26, 2017
ID #1-IP

This course covers the purpose of an investigation including: legal considerations; reports and recommendations; scientific criminal investigative procedures; media presentations; assessment of, safety at, and searching and recording the scene; questioning of suspects and witnesses; sketching and diagram preparation; analysis of evidence; logic; and courtroom attendance and presentation.

Evaluation: practical evaluation, proctored written exam



Prerequisite: ID #1-FOCD Fire Origin and Cause Determination
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: Oct 23 - 26, 2017
Investigator Practical Evaluation
ID #2-IPESC

In this practical evaluation you’ll demonstrate the process for fire investigation according to the general guidelines referred to both in the ETC Fire Investigator Level I courses and NFPA 921-Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.

Evaluation: practical evaluation

ID #1-IP Investigation Procedures $545 Nov 6 - 9, 2017
ID #2-IPESC

In this practical evaluation you’ll demonstrate the process for fire investigation according to the general guidelines referred to both in the ETC Fire Investigator Level I courses and NFPA 921-Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.

Evaluation: practical evaluation



Prerequisite: ID #1-IP Investigation Procedures
Course Cost: $545
Scheduled: Nov 6 - 9, 2017