• CFAA Fire Alarm Technician

    The Canadian Fire Alarm Association (CFAA) offers the Fire Alarm Technician training program. According to the CFAA, the Fire Alarm Technician training program was "created to provide training in the specialized area of fire alarm systems, thereby increasing the knowledge level of persons directly or indirectly involved in the fire alarm industry."

    Individuals who complete the five required courses (Fire Alarm System Overview, Verbal and Written Communications, Basic Electricity for the Fire Alarm Technician, Life Safety Systems Electronics, and Fire Alarm System Application), the work experience requirement, the CFAA registration theory exam and the CFAA registration practical exam are eligible to become Registered Fire Alarm Technicians with the CFAA. The CFAA awards Fire Alarm Technician accreditation. However, George Brown College Continuing Education has been recognized by the CFAA as a provider of courses that are equivalent to the Fire Alarm Technician training program’s academic course requirements.

    For more information about the Fire Alarm Technician training program, visit the Fire Alarm Technician Training Program web page on the CFAA website.


    Course Requirements:

    The Life Safety Systems Electronics (LSSE) course requirement is met by passing both our ELNC 9115 Life Safety Systems Electronics course and our EX 9003 Life Safety Systems Electronics Exam course. The Fire Alarm Systems course requirement is met by passing either our ELCL 9037 Fire Alarm Systems course or our ELCL 9084 Fire Alarm Systems course and our EX 9004 Fire Alarm Systems Exam course.

    Completion Details

    Course Recognition:

    Once you have passed the George Brown College courses listed here, you must register to become a Trainee Technician to have credit for the courses registered in your personal CFAA file.


    You must achieve a grade average of 60% or better in each of these George Brown College courses to be eligible to become a Registered Fire Alarm Technician.

    Order of Completion:

    The CFAA recommends that you complete the courses in the order shown below. However, the order in which you complete the course requirements is only restricted by course prerequisites.

    Compulsory Courses (Seven)

    Have questions?

    Attend a Construction and Trades information session, or contact the Continuing Education Technology & Trades department at 416-415-5000, ext. 4861, at cetechnology@georgebrown.ca or by visiting their office at Casa Loma Campus, 160 Kendal Ave., Building C (CLC), Room C426.

    Disclaimer: The Registered Fire Alarm Technician accreditation is awarded by the CFAA. The information provided here does not represent the extent of the requirements for the Fire Alarm Technician training program. The requirements are set by the CFAA, not George Brown College, so you must follow the process listed on the CFAA website and meet the requirements applicable to you to achieve the Registered Fire Alarm Technician accreditation. CFAA policies are subject to change without notice, and George Brown College is not responsible for any information errors or inaccuracies that result from a change in CFAA policy.